Events List 2017

  FSW supporters have lots of exciting events planned for the coming year. Download the list here: Events 2017. The list will be updated regularly, so if you are planning a fundraising event for FSW do get in touch.

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Winter Fuel campaign

FSW works with many families who can’t afford to keep their homes warm in winter and children’s health inevitably suffers. We’re asking anyone of state pension age who does not feel they need the Winter Fuel Allowance they receive from the Government, to donate part or all of it to FSW so that we can…

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Christmas & New Year Message

We would like to thank our supporters for their generosity over the past year and during the Advent period – we’ve received many kind gifts of food, Christmas presents, time, and money. The number of children we’re currently supporting is greater than at this time last year. Our caseload is 320 children and their families, compared with…

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Charity Firewalk postponed

Unfortunately, our Charity Firewalk has had to be postponed until next year with a date in Spring 2017 soon to be announced. If you would like to take part in the challenge to walk on hot coals and help raise money for FSW, please contact fundraising@familysupportwork.org.uk for more information.  

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Give a Child a Holiday

FSW is raising funds to take 30 disadvantaged children and their families for a weekend break in Sussex this Summer. It will be a much-needed respite from their stressful daily lives. We’re trying to raise £1,000. Please consider donating if you can: http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/chichesterdiocesan/giveachildaholiday  

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RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND FOR FSW FAMILIES

FSW recently took 12 families for a residential weekend break at the Dalesdown conference centre near Horsham. This is the first time the charity has been able to offer family breaks, since the closure of our own residential facilitiy, Knowles Tooth in 2014. The Dalesdown weekend provided a very welcome respite for families with stressful…

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Teddy Bear Weekend

This year’s Teddy Bear Weekend will take place on 9th & 10th July. FSW once again invites schools, churches, workplaces and individuals to hold a Teddy Bear event in support of the charity. This could be a Teddy Bear Breakfast, Picnic, Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea. Children could take their Bear to School and adults…

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Mayor’s Charity 2016-17

Family Support Work is very pleased to have been chosen by Cllr Pete West, the Mayor of Brighton & Hove 2016-17, as one of his charities for this year. In a break with tradition, the Mayor has chosen 27 charities to support rather than the usual three. Each charity will be able to use the…

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FSW OPENS CHARITY SHOP

FSW will open a charity shop in Eastbourne this month. A launch event was held in early April, at which HM Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field, cut the ribbon. The Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson, gave a short blessing for the shop and for FSW’s work in the town. Eastbourne’s Mayor, Cllr Janet…

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