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We were invited to join a host of stallholders at the University of Suffolk jobs and volunteer fair on 16/03/2023. We spoke to lots of students and staff keen to find out more about what we do and how they can get involved. We also met lots of other stallholders and learned about the services […]
We had a great time at the Three Wise Monkeys TV, film and music quiz in Ipswich. The event was run across the Ipswich and Colchester pubs with a grand total of £452.60 raised for the charity. A huge thanks to Chris the quizmaster for all his hard work. Service Lead Sarah Stapleton and her […]
The Three Wise Monkeys run a monthly TV, Film and Music quiz and donate the entry money – £3 per head – to charity. In March the money raised will be coming to Family First. Please do book a table and join us for a bit of friendly competition. Tables of up to 6 must […]
If you fancy a little treat for you or a loved one or want to do a spot of gift shopping do come along and join us at our pamper night. An array of local stall holders offering treats, goodies and gifts will be there. You can book a mini treatment on the night and […]
We had an amazing time at our Winter Wonderland event in December. We met lots of new people who found out more about Family First whilst having fun and doing a spot of shopping. Sadly we cannot control the British weather and the ice rink and outdoor catering vans did have to shut down on […]
Well, what a year we’ve had here at Family First. We have settled in to our new home at The Hope Centre – it’s hard to believe we’ve been here a year already! We’ve said sad goodbyes to: Karen McNeil, Family Coordinator ( but hope to see her back as a volunteer soon!) and two […]

We are so excited about our Winter Wonderland event this week. Jointly hosted with Murrayside Community Centre the event will feature: an ice rink, Santa’s Grotto, lots of stalls for last minute gifts and treats, hot food and cakes available to buy or take home. Local groups such as majorettes will also be involved. We’ve […]
We are hosting a drop in coffee and chat event to celebrate the past year and look forward to the future. The event is open to all: current team members and volunteers or people who may like to join us, current and potential referrers, families we have supported or who would like support. We will […]
Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to do something that helps others and gives you a sense of wellbeing and purpose? Could you become a Family First volunteer? You would be matched with a family who you would visit for an hour a week to listen, encourage and support to reach […]
We would like to thank Hunnaball Funeral Directors (Ipswich) and Whitton Parish Church for agreeing to support the work of Family First through donations given at the upcoming Light a Candle Service on November 5th. This service is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one and would like to come […]
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