Category: Friendship Works

Make some noise!

Make some noise! We’ve been nominated to take part in Starbucks Red Cup Cheer campaign. The more cheers we get i.e. likes, shares and retweets, the more money we receive – it’s really that simple! Help us to raise £1000 by going to our Neighbourly campaign page and then sharing to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Celebrating Friendships – with our CEO, Mayor of Camden and a massive snake!

On Friday 17 June, we held our annual Friendship Works celebration event, to celebrate the friendships between our mentors and mentees.  This year had added significance in that it was the first held since the merger between Friendship Works and Family Action and was the chance for our larger family to witness what makes these relationships so special.  We welcomed 60 of our mentors and mentees, along with the Mayor…
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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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Celebrating friendship

Our mentors make a difference in the lives of their mentees every day, but one day a year we recognise the friendships they have built together. On Friday 20 June, children and their volunteer mentors gathered at our annual awards ceremony, held at DLA Piper LLP. The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Lazzaro Pietragnoli, and Deputy Mayor of Islington, Councillor Richard Greening, also attended the event to present certificates to each…
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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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Mud Glorious Mud

On Saturday 15 March, Friendship Works’ CEO Iain Cassidy, Chair, George Dunnett, Trustees, Lorcan McHugh, Craig Morley and Nachaat Tahmaz  and Caseworker Neil Nute braved the mud and hills of Bordon Heath in Hampshire to take on the Brutal 10k raising funds for Friendship Works. Our intrepid team ran up hills, crossed rivers and soggy marshes and got very, very, very muddy! With understandable pre race nerves our team all…
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Evening with the Stars raises over £50,000 for Friendship Works

Click here to view photos from the event. On Sunday, November 24 Friendship Works hosted our annual Gala Show and Dinner, “An Evening with the Stars”, at London’s Cafe de Paris. The event certainly lived up to its name, thanks to the exclusive cabaret show put together by Jonathan Pryce, our patron of 20 years. Following a delicious dinner, guests were treated to performances from: Jonathan and pals Shane Attwool and…
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Friendship Works shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Awards 2013

From the 1,300 entries received by The Guardian this year, we are one of 30 small and medium sized charities that have made their Charity Awards 2013 shortlist. Visit the Guardian’s Society section to read the full list. The team here at Friendship Works are feeling incredibly proud and fortunate to have made it to this stage, and very excited at the prospect of being in the next round. The five…
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