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.

Support our #OneFriendship campaign

Friendship Works has partnered with Digital Mums, an organisation which trains mums in social media management to give them more flexible working options. During their five month training course, mums are matched with a business or charity so they have the opportunity to work on a live account. We are delighted to have been matched with Emma, who will be running a campaign across our Social Media channels for eight…
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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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Launching our unique mentoring service in Tower Hamlets

We are very pleased to announce that we will be expanding our service into the London borough of Tower Hamlets this month. The expansion is funded by monies received through our participation in ICAP Charity Day 2015. In addition, we have received a grant of £7,016 from the People’s Postcode Trust to help us recruit volunteer mentors in the borough. We will be holding our first volunteer orientation evening in…
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Big Give donations fund big New Years party

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Childhood Trust and everyone who donated money through the Big Give Christmas Challenge in December 2015. We raised over £5,000 in total – enough to cover the cost of outings for four of our friendships for an entire year AND to throw a New Year’s Party for all our families and mentors, with give presents for each child who attended….
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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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Vote for Friendship Works to win £5,000

Friendship Works has successfully made it through to the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund. For us to win, we now need to get as many people as possible to vote for us. Everyone gets 10 votes and you can use all these votes on one project so in short we’re asking you to vote for Friendship Works ten times. To vote: 1) Click here to visit our page….
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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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Run the British 10k – the world’s greatest route!

Looking for something of a challenge this summer? On Sunday 12th July our runners will be racing along the world’s most iconic route, passing some of the world’s greatest historical landmarks in their bid to complete the British 10k London Run. Runners will pass The Ritz, St. James’ Palace, the spectacular St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London eye, and the world’s most famous clock, Big Ben, to name but a few of…
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‘Lean on me’ gala dinner raises over £50,000

Friendship Works supporters attending a star-studded gala at the historic Inner Temple Hall on Sunday 19 November helped raise over £50,000 towards our work. Guests at the event were treated to a revue show produced exclusively for the event, followed by a delightful sit down dinner.  Directed by Tim Pigott-Smith the show, entitled “Lean on Me”, brought together a multitude of stars from stage and screen. Highlights included a Dudley Moore…
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