Category: Events

Suffolk Action Week is a series of events aimed at raising the profile of volunteering across Suffolk and promoting volunteering opportunities. Family First have been involved in this event since its inception with Service Lead Sarah Stapleton part of the original team who implemented it. This year we were present at The Hive event where […]
Our September training saw another 3 volunteers join our team – two of whom will mentor families and a third, a student at Suffolk uni, who will provide support with our social media as well as helping us build important links with the university. We are excited to watch our newest team members grow over […]
The staff at Wellington Children’s Centre invited us to join them at their Family Summer Fun Day. There was a range of services there to share with families what support they could offer as well as activities for the children to enjoy. I wasn’t brave enough to try the Lego “fire” walk but lots of […]
A HUGE THANK YOU to Jenna and the team at Let’s Talk Reading for providing us with free books to deliver to our families over the Summer. They were able to put together packs based on the children’s ages and interests and we were thrilled with the range of amazing books we were given to […]
June 2022 – Free wills month We linked up again with our friends at Christchurch solicitors who kindly offered free wills in return for a suggested donation. 100% of the money given came directly to the charity and was used to help cover running costs allowing us to continue our work supporting families. We had […]
We are delighted to have run another training session and invited three new volunteers to join the team. We provide our volunteers with a comprehensive training package before they start with us as well as ongoing support. One of our volunteers, who has volunteered with several organisations, said that the support we provide was “an […]
We had a great morning at our family fun event at Whitehouse Baptist church. We didn’t let the rain spoil our fun, just moved everything inside and carried on! Thanks to all who provided your pre-loved items for sale, made amazing cakes, donated raffle prizes or helped on the day. Special thanks to the ladies […]
We are very excited to have moved into The Hope Centre. We invited our volunteers, referrers and supporters to come and join us for a catch up and a guided tour. We are thrilled that Hope Church continue to support us in providing us with office space in this fabulous new centre and believe this […]
We had a great night at our first ever Christmas market at Dumbarton Scout Hut. A wide range of sellers with decorations, jewelry and treats to pamper you or your loved ones were on hand to help you get some Christmas shopping. We also had Susan supporting us to make our own handmade decorations to […]
We had an amazing time at our Art and craft exhibition and raised £280 for Family First.