Events

FSN would like to thank Bannatynes who hosted the ‘South of England Classic Vehicle Show’ on Sunday 23rd June.  The event raised £1042.74 which will go directly to FSN projects supporting children and families in the local area. 

FSN is celebrating 80 years this year. 
If you would like to hold a fundraising event or sponsor FSN please contact us on 01424 423683 ext. 29 or to make a donation use the link:
 
Virgin Giving 

Hub Festive Table Sale

5th December 2019

Free Festive Event at The Robsack Centre

6th December 2019

Creative Hub

Drop in and Chat at FSN

Fundraising is key to ensuring FSN continue to support local children and families so why not get involved and join the volunteer team at FSN to help make a difference in our community
 
What do fundraising volunteers do at FSN?
There are a wide range of roles from helping with the annual golf day, open gardens, quiz nights, shop collections, coffee mornings, lunches and high teas to administration and promoting FSN within the community. Volunteers also run their own events for example, open gardens, coffee mornings, half-marathons, music evenings and art and environmental talks
 
Who is volunteering for?
Anyone who has free time to spare whether for a one off event or regular attendance, there is no minimum or maximum time, just what fits in with your own life. Every hour will help our Events Team fundraise for FSN.
 
Volunteering not for you?
There are other ways in which you can help!
Donate through

Virgin Money Giving

Easyfundraising
Help support FSN by creating an account with Easyfundraising. Every time you shop online a donation is made to us, it costs nothing to do and they have hundreds of retailers including Amazon and Argos signed up that you can shop with.

Other ways of supporting FSN:

  • Help Claire Moor who is taking part in the Beachy Head Marathon to reach her goal of £500 ​for  "Out of the Blue" who support four local charities including FSN.
  • Join the Dragonflies Lottery (link Dragonflies Lottery Form) supporting bereaved children and young people

  • Leave a legacy and transform the lives of local children and young people

  • Donate through your Will

  • Call for your fundraising pack with various activity ideas or organise your own


    Comment from King's Church:

    'It has been a privilege to have Dragofnlies as our 'local charity of the year' 2018/19. It's been a pleasure to raise money for you through our Christmas, Easter and general events throughout the year. We hope this money will make a difference to Dragonflies and the children who benefit from such vital support'
     
    They raised £4,000. What a fantastic achievement.

     

 
Celebrating 80 years in 2019
From a little acorn to the mighty Oak FSN has spanned 80 years supporting the community
Help us fundraise to support and transform local children, young people and families lives 



 

SuccessES


"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

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

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