Why Donate to Family Friends?

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:

  • Parental separation and divorce,
  • Bullying,
  • Parental drug and alcohol misuse,
  • Domestic abuse witnessed by a child,
  • Parents who suffer from mental health problems,
  • A child’s low self-esteem.

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. If you require further information on these and other methods of donating, please contact Family Friends.

virgin-onlineVirgin Giving – The easy way to donate to Family Friends is online by going to our Virginmoney Gift Aid page where you can make a single or regular donation.  You can Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK tax payer.

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.

chequeBy cheque – all cheques should be made payable to “Family Friends”.

Please send your cheque to us at: Family Friends Offices, 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-aidGift Aid declaration –  You can Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK tax payer.This turns a gift of £10 into £12.50!

Please tell us you wish to Gift Aid your donation and we will send you a simple form.

Family Friends gratefully receives part service funding from the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

How Your Money Helps Families

Every £ donated helps us to deliver high quality support to local children and families

£10

10

Will buy a book which can be used as a tool to support a child affected by bereavement.

£30

30

Will pay for an hour of therapeutic help for a child who has witnessed domestic abuse, enabling them to talk this through and begin the process of healing.

£300

300

Will pay for a child living with a parent with mental health problems to come to an 8 week group where they can meet other children in a like position, build resilience to help ensure a successful future and importantly be empowered to talk about their situation, therefore minimising their isolation.

£2750

2750

Will pay for 12 parents to attend a parenting group, enabling them to get the most from their family lives.

Benefactors

We are extremely grateful to our benefactors who have assisted us in delivering our services in 2017, either financially or in kind.

Cookham Bridge Rotary Club
Green Redeem
Shanly Foundation
Berkshire Community Foundation
Adrian Swire Charitable Trust
Kelly Family Charitable Trust
The Blagrave Trust
Millie Whitworth and family
Pheonix Charity Cards
Centrica
Ascot TSB Bank
The Book People
Individual Donors
Leaseplan

Fanclub PR
Reid Office Supplies
Cox Green Fair
Old Windsor Carnival
Ascot Racecourse
Ascot Fire Brigade Trust
Maidenhead Lions Club
Nicholson’s Shopping Centre in Maidenhead
Cookham Dean Fete Committee
Eton Wick St John the Baptist Church
Jubilee River Churches
Garfield Weston Foundation
Louis Baylis Charitable Trust
Prince Philip Trust

Radian Housing Association
RBWM
Windsor & Maidenhead Christian Trust
Royal British Legion
Spoore Merry and Rixman
Alexander First School
Sunninghill Trust
Children In Need
Persimmon Homes

Our grateful thanks go to Rotaract

13569726983_0b4887aa2b_m Our grateful thanks go to Rotaract for supporting us in 2014 and for raising the fantastic amount of £2877.95. As well as fundraising  for us, they were out and about at local events promoting our services. Thank you so much Rotaract!