Family Friends provides vital support to families facing serious challenges. Our early intervention can turn things around for a family and prevent their challenges from leading to a long-term problem.
We depend on donations to keep our services running. Your money will be used to directly help a child or parent to receive the right support for them, delivered in a timely, family centred way.
We help children to make sense of their world, combating issues that include:
- Domestic abuse witnessed by a child
- Low level anxiety and worries which impact on a child’s daily life
We also support parents to best enjoy their families, giving strategies and information to empower them to make positive changes in their households. We provide parents with practical and emotional support through our team of dedicated volunteers and we also provide family support through our professional team.
Donating to us will help us ensure we continue to help local families for years to come.
Ways to Donate
There are many ways you can donate to Family Friends. Simply click on each tab below to find out more and open a dedicated link in the paragraph below.
Virgin Money Giving – The easy way to donate to Family Friends is online by going to our VirginMoneyGiving page where you can make a single or regular donation. If you are a UK tax payer please remember to Gift Aid your donation to increase the amount we receive, at no extra cost to you – thank you!
If you are able to give a regular donation this can easily be set up as a standing order. Please complete our Standing Order form and return it to the Family Friends office.
By cheque – all cheques should be made payable to “Family Friends”.
Please send your cheque to us at: Family Friends, The Lawns Nursery School, Imperial Road, Windsor, SL4 3RU.
A gift to Family Friends in your Will can be a special way of leaving a legacy behind for disadvantaged local families. Donations to charity in a Will are exempt from inheritance tax and can reduce the tax your estate might otherwise pay. If you would like to leave us such a gift please make clear it is to ‘Family Friends Charity No 1141145′ because there is more than one charity called Family Friends.
Gift Aid declaration – You can Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK tax payer.This turns a gift of £10 into £12.50!
Fill out a Gift Aid declaration today using this simple form.
How Your Money Helps Families
Every £ donated helps us to deliver high quality support to local children and families
Will buy a book which can be used as a tool to support a child affected by anxiety.
Will pay for a volunteer to attend a First Aid course, to enable them to offer practical help to a family in the home and offer respite by taking a child out.
Will pay for a volunteer to be recruited and trained, so that they can provide practical and emotional support to families who are living in difficult circumstances.
Will pay for a child to attend an 8 week anxiety group where they can meet other children in a similar position and develop coping strategies, as well as providing support to the parents.
Will pay for a child to attend our 10 week PICADA Group (Positive Intervention for Children Affected by Domestic Abuse) which provides therapeutic help for a child who has witnessed domestic abuse, enabling them to talk this through and begin the process of healing.
We are extremely grateful to our benefactors who have assisted us in delivering our services in 2019/20, either financially or in kind.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund
Berkshire Community Foundation
Prince Philip Trust Fund
Persimmon Homes (North London)
Police Property Act Fund (Thames Valley Police)
Waitrose Community Matters Scheme
Scots Guards Association
Mid-Counties Co-op – Wessex Way Store
Sainsburys Local (Wootton Way)
Mid-Counties Co-op – Little Pioneers Nursery
Woodlands Park Methodist Church
Methodist Church, High Street, Maidenhead
Gordon Palmer Memorial Trust
Spoore Merry Rixman
Windsor & Maidenhead Christian Trust
Cox Green Fair Committee
White Stuff Foundation
Old Windsor Co-op Store
Maidenhead Golf Club
Mr Brian Muschamp
Mr and Mrs E Widdicombe
Datchet Fair Committee
Cllr Helen Price