Independent, family-run bathroom retailer, The Bath Works, has raised a fantastic £4,709.35 for local families charity Home-Start South East Dorset.

From their flagship showroom in New Milton and Studio in Bournemouth, The Bath Works specialise in the design and supply of bathrooms and tiles. Run by a husband-and-wife team, Steve and Kate Ware, the company was keen to do something to support local families.

Kate Ware, Sales & Marketing Director at The Bath Works, said: “As parents of two girls, Steve and I know just how tough parenthood can be. Charities like Home-Start give struggling families a lifeline and the vital support they need to get through difficult times. Childhood can’t wait, and the charity’s absolute heroes help parents and children who need it most.

We were delighted to support their life-changing work by donating a portion of each bathroom sale during the first month of the year to Home-Start. We are absolutely thrilled to have raised such a staggering amount, thanks to the amazing support of our customers.”

Caroline Pope, Community & Corporate Engagement Manager at Home-Start South East Dorset, said: “We can’t thank The Bath Works enough for their massive donation. The money they have raised will make a huge difference and help us continue to fund volunteers and support families here in our local community. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”

The Bath Works also supported the Home-Start South East Dorset ‘25 for 25’ campaign. To celebrate the charity’s 25th anniversary year, they set out to find 25 businesses to each support a struggling family. They achieved their target, raising a staggering £20,000 to help 25 families get back on their feet and change a child’s life.

Home-Start South East Dorset supports families living across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, as well as the Purbecks and areas as far north as Cranborne and as far west as Wareham. Since 1995 they have helped over 3,500 local families and supported over 10,000 children through a network of over 600 amazing volunteers.