HOME-START Warrington celebrated its 15th birthday by officially opening the doors to its new offices at The Smile Centre on Sandy Lane in Orford.

Both past and present families, trustees and stakeholders flocked to the birthday bash to mark its 15 years of service in the community and toast to the next 15 years.

Head of trustees Gwen Lightfoot, who has been involved with the charity since it opened, said: “I wish there had been something like this when my girls were born.

“It is an amazing charity. It is heartbreaking when you hear some of the stories and situations of the families. But it is wonderful to think that our volunteers and staff help to turn their lives around.”