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Exciting News! Reindeer Relay Fundraiser

We’re launching our first Reindeer Relay fundraiser!  Join in on the fun and raise much needed funds to support local, vulnerable families. On the weekend of 11th-13th December, in the spirit of Family Friends, we’ll be joining our family and friends (at a social distance) in a Reindeer Relay!  Choose any activity and “pass the…

Hands Face Space

Update on our services – Covid-19

Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, most of our support is still remote but in certain circumstances our volunteers are able to meet with their families outside the home following the social distancing rules. It may also be possible for our volunteers to meet in a coffee shop or similar venue. We will continue to…


Summer Workshops led by Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

The children and families we are supporting had the opportunity to take part in online workshops led by Norden Farm Centre for the Arts during the summer holidays. James Parsons, renowned cartoonist, led a cartoon comic drawing workshop which had the children (and Family Friends’ staff) enthralled in drawing zombie monsters, mionions, unicorns and lots…

Magpies 150 Challenge Logo – Gold

Magpies 150 Challenge

Maidenhead United FC is celebrating its 150th anniversary during the 2020/21 season and have decided to set themselves a target of raising £150,000 for 15 local charities during their anniversary year. Family Friends are proud and delighted to have been chosen as one of the 15 charities to receive much needed funds and to help…


Trustee ‘braved the shave’

Richard , a trustee and volunteer for Family Friends, had a fundraising plan. He said “Like everyone, I am faced with various inconveniences during the current lockdown. One of these is that I need a haircut, and another is that I am locked in with my two daughters, who have decided to give me that…

Bingo evening


The Swan in Clewer organised their first online fundraising event for Family Friends recently. A Bingo evening had been planned at The Swan before the Coronavirus outbreak but due to the restrictions put in place the organisers decided to hold a ‘virtual’ Bingo evening via Zoom. The event was a great success with £320 being…



We hope everyone is keeping safe and well in what are very challenging times for all. Due to Covid-19 we are currently unable to deliver our support to families in the normal way – our volunteers can’t visit families to provide practical and emotional support and our children’s groups and other project activities have been…