Family Friends were recently informed of the sad news that one of the Founder Members and Trustees of the charity, Margaret Widdicombe, passed away peacefully on 6th November 2020. Margaret was on the original committee who set up a scheme to support families in Woodlands Park in early 1995, along with the Rev. Mary Austin. …Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
We were very lucky to recently be chosen as Charity of the Year for a wonderful community owned pub in Windsor, The Swan in Clewer. We look forward to more sociable times with them once we are able to.
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…Details
Family Friends’ AGM is taking place on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at The Lawns Nursery School, Imperial Road, Windsor SL4 3RU. Please contact Kerry on 0300 800 1005 or email email@example.com if you wish to attend.
As White Stuff Windsor’s charity partner please pop in to the store and sponsor Sarah who will be swimming 2.8k in the Thames on Saturday morning to raise money for us. Good luck Sarah!
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details