Events & Updates

Orwell Challenge 25th June 2023

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 […]

Service of Thanksgiving May 13th

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 […]

Free Wills Month May 2023

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 […]

Training for new team members 13/03/23

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. […]

Volunteer and jobs fair at University of Suffolk 16/03/23

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 […]

Fundraising Quiz – Three Wise Monkeys 5/3/23

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 […]

Fundraising Quiz 5th March

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 […]

Fundraising pamper night March 10th

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 […]

Winter Wonderland

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 […]

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 […]


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