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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…


Chair of Trustees to take part in Triathlon

Our Chair of Trustees, Simon Foy, will be amongst thousands of enthusiastic (and some professional !) triathletes taking part in the Windsor Triathlon on Sunday 16th June. As a battle hardened ‘fourth timer’ in the event, Simon will be hoping that the onset of age and a newly arrived grandson will not have interfered with…


Project to Support Army Family Transitions

Moving home is challenging for all of us and something that army families know only too well.  Local charity Family Friends is proud to have been awarded almost £20,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to deliver ‘Family Transitions’.  The project will help Windsor based army families from the Household Cavalry Regiment as they…


Family Friends receive Charity of the Year award!

We were delighted to receive the Charity of the Year award at the recent Royal Borough Voluntary Sector Awards 2018, and our wonderful team of volunteers came third in the Team of the Year category! We are very grateful to receive recognition for the amazing work of our staff and volunteers, providing much needed support…


Great Day at Eton College Fair!

A great day was had by all at Eton College Fair on Saturday 15th September. Family Friends is very grateful to be one of the chosen charities for 2018 of Eton Action, an independent charity run by the Boys, Staff and Supporters of Eton College. Our Hook the Hippo game proved very popular with visitors…


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Skyline Events: Are you a thrill seeker?

If you would like to try skydiving or a fantastic skydive for charity then by raising a minimum sponsorship amount you can receive your skydive for FREE!  Find information on how you can benefit by raising funds for Family Friends through parachuting and skydiving.  Book online now! One of our volunteers did a parachute jump…



A bunjee jump in aid of Family Friends!

Experience the undeniable adrenaline rush of one of the world’s most exciting activities – Bungee Jumping!  Raise money for Family Friends at no cost to yourself whilst taking to the skies and taking the leap of faith into the air after hearing the famous words, 3, 2, 1, Bungee!  The incomparable and ultimate thrill of…