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FSN is celebrating its 80th birthday. It is thanks to our funders, supporters, donors and volunteers that we have been successful in supporting children, young people and families over the years.
We are always keen to welcome more volunteers to support our projects and fundraising efforts;
if you are interested please take a look at our V
olunteers Page

 

FSN has been in existence since 1939, supporting children, young people and families.
As part of our 80th birthday celebrations, we would like to hear from people that have used our services over the years. For instance you may have attended the youth club, been on the Fun Bus, supported as a volunteer or even attended the children’s home when FSN first started. Tell us your story and let us know how your experience with FSN impacted on your life. We aim to collate the stories and share with others to celebrate
our work at our Public Meeting and celebrations in September.
For more information, or to tell us your story contact: 
enquiries@fsncharity.co.uk
or write to:
FSN, 66 London Road, St Leonards On Sea, TN37 6AS

 

Our mission


FSN aims to provide effective and professional caring action without discrimination and favour for children and young people suffering the effects of poverty, disadvantage, neglect and abuse. Trustees and staff together agree that the following values must underpin our work:

TO ALLEVIATE

Poverty
Disadvantage
Discrimination
Social exclusion

TO PROMOTE

Equality
Needs led services
Participation

TO BELIEVE IN

Community
Social justice
Preventative action

Get Involved


Find ways to get involved with FSN.
VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Certificate Presentation at Afternoon Tea July 2018

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EVENTS

Family Fun Day held at Porters

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VACANCIES

Vacancies within FSN, projects and nurseries

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SuccessES


It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started a Level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

"Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings"

- My Time Too children's comments