Governance

        FSN has a Board of Trustees, who, with the help of the Chief Executive, ensure that the vision, values and ethos of the organisation are maintained and embedded in the services offered. The Trustees have a range of experience and expertise which helps FSN to develop a strategy which will support local children, young people and families.
 
The Trustees are responsible for ensuring FSN’s financial sustainability and compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.
 

FSN Board:

Peter Carcas – Chair
Rev’d Martin Harper – Vice-Chair
Dave Froude – Treasurer
Alison Bissett – Nominated person for FSN nurseries
Janet Wyatt
Gary Marriot
Jocelyn Tilbrook
Richard Cuff
Cllr. Judy Rogers
Roger Elias 
 

FSN is also supported by a President and 3 Patrons:

. Mollie Green MBE – President

. Baroness Fookes of Plymouth DBE, DL

. The Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner MA PhD

. Sara Stoner – DL, Vice Lord Lieutenant, East Sussex 

 
FSN is grateful for the support, time and guidance of Trustees, the President and Patrons.

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Peter Carcas

Chairman

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Rev'd Martin Harper

Vice Chairman

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Dave Froude

Treasurer

SuccessES


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

"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

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

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 do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children.

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery