It was lovely, my Granddaughter really enjoyed getting cuddly toys and really loved the clothes and back pack. Thank you This was one of the lovely comments we had from families who attended our Family Fun Day on Wednesday. We had an amazing time with so many games and activities to take part in from […]
Family First have some exciting statistic’s to share from our last two years’ work in Ipswich! In the year 2021-22, we assisted 65 families seeking support. The results were very encouraging: – 86% boost in self-esteem for the parents/carers involved. – A jump into the healthy self-esteem for 63% of these individuals. – A whopping […]
A huge thank you to our Chair of Trustees Dot Cordle and trustee Jan Baker for their amazing efforts at The Orwell Challenge. Despite the heat they walked a combined total of over 21 miles. Jan was joined by her granddaughter Ruby who managed over 11 miles. Well done to all of you. They raised […]
I was delighted to be invited to speak about Family First at the Ipswich East Rotary club lunch this week. I am always passionate about talking about the charity and they were a great audience genuinely interested it what we do. It was an honour to be present for Stephen Runnacles last lunch as President […]
We were delighted to have Teri Cudby from Suffolk County Council join our team today for some awareness training around Domestic Abuse. We know that this issue affects so many people (1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in the UK) and feel passionate that our staff have the understanding and confidence to […]
We enjoyed a lovely service to celebrate 10 years of supporting families in Ipswich. We were joined by volunteers – old and new, team members, supporters and families. Jan Baker, trustee and founder member shared the history of how we’ve got to where we are today and Sarah Stapleton, Service Lead, talked about where we […]
This year is the 46th Orwell Challenge. You don’t need to be an experienced runner – the event is open to walkers and runners of all abilities and you can chose the distance the complete between 3 – 25 miles. There are regular stops along the way with access to friendly and helpful volunteers who […]
We are delighted to be celebrating 10 years of supporting families in Ipswich this year. One of the ways we will be celebrating is to hold a Service of Thanksgiving to give God the glory for His blessing and wisdom over the years. Please do join us to mark this occasion. There will be a […]
Once again local firm Christchurch Solicitors are supported us through the provision of a free wills month. Anyone seeking to make or amend a will can apply for an appointment in the month of May which will be completely free. In return, we request a donation is made directly to the charity. This is a […]
On Monday 13th March we ran our latest face to face training session for new volunteers. We were delighted to have our biggest group for some time with 3 new volunteers and 2 new Family Workers. We also have a further 2 volunteers who could not make the session but have completed their online training. […]