Category: Corporate

Increased mentoring support for children and young people as charities join forces

We are delighted to announce that Friendship Works and the national charity Family Action have formally merged. Friendship Works joins the portfolio of over 140 services that Family Action provides to vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK. As our long term supporters may be aware Friendship Works, or the “Big Friend/Little Friend befriending project” as it was originally known, was launched in 1977 by the Family Welfare…
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Ride London for Friendship Works

Touted as the London Marathon wheels the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is perfect for both club and recreational cyclists. Slower cyclists can enjoy a challenging ride while faster riders will relish the opportunity to pit themselves against the country’s top amateurs. A hugely popular event last year, this year will be the third RideLondon event. This year’s race takes place on Sunday 2nd August. If you missed out on a ballot place…
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London Marathon 2014

On Sunday 13 April seven brave runners slipped on their running shoes to take on, the ultimate running challenge, The London Marathon, in aid of Friendship Works. On a record breaking day, the biggest ever crowds of spectators lined the streets, three course records and one world record were set, Mo Farah completed his first London Marathon,  and 35,864 runners crossed the finish line. The warm weather made it a…
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Made in Dagenham screening raises £3,000 for Friendship Works

On Wednesday 19 March, around 50 guests attended our special screening of the hit film Made in Dagenham at the Moving Picture Company in Soho.  We are thrilled to announce that the event raised £3,000 for Friendship Works. Our guests, all ladies living locally to Friendship Works, enjoyed a bubbly reception before watching the film and taking part in a Q&A with the film’s producer Stephen Woolley.  Stephen spoke passionately…
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Marathon April

      This month has seen several Friendship Works supporters slip their running shoes on and take on the ultimate running challenge in aid of Friendship Works.  Sunday 7th April kicked off ‘Marathon Month’ with Patrick McCarter from BCS Consulting and Guillaume van Eeckhout of SNL Financial travelling across The Channel to compete in the Paris Marathon. Both completed the course in under 4 hours and have raised over £3,500 including…
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LSEG Helps Friendship Grow

Friendship Works joined other guests on Thursday, March 14th for the London Stock Exchange Group’s second annual Charity Trading Day. We were very happy that some of our volunteer mentors were able to join us for the special event. Their presence helped to highlight the significant impact that Friendship Works has on children in Camden, Islington, and Southwark. All guests gathered at the London Stock Exchange near St. Paul’s at…
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Stars shine for Friendship Works

British film and theatre legends took to the stage at Shakespeare’s Underglobe on Sunday to support Friendship Works and raise over £45,000 for children needing mentors. Longstanding Friendship Works Patron Tim Pigott-Smith produced the show, which was the focus of the charity’s annual gala event and included a wonderful array of unique performances chosen by the stars themselves, from music to comedy and theatre. Every piece was a highlight, with…
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Countdown to Christmas with 24 days of happiness

Digital agency Special Moves have created a very special Christmas Cracker for Friendship Works… Celebrate the festive season by going to www.24daysofhappiness.com and creating a personalised advent calendar. Send to your family and friends and wish them a very Merry Christmas. Special Moves have created this online advent calendar to help raise £5,000 in support of Friendship Works. Just drag and drop your favourite photos from facebook, or upload them…
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Special opening for the London Stock Market

We were delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for corporate supporters Special Moves to open the London Stock Exchange bright and early on the morning of Friday 10 August. The event celebrated their recent fundraising efforts for Friendship Works. Opening the market were all the riders from Special Moves who took part in the Moonriders London to Brighton cycle ride, raising over £3,000 for the charity. John Lau, Interactive…
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Moving in the right direction

Seven intrepid gents from creative digital agency Special Moves took to their bikes to raise money for Friendship Works as part of the Moonriders challenge, a 100km bike ride through the night. John, Jonic, Andy, Marlon, Gavin, Ciaran and Simon met at Alexandra Palace on the evening of Saturday 30 June to prepare for the challenge ahead. After starting at 10.30pm they battled wind, rain and numerous flat tyres to…
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