Events

Please note all events are postponed for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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 

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


I just want to thank everyone at FSN who have made the last two years so amazing. I have learnt so much and met so many inspiring people. The work you do with the community truly changes lives, as it changed mine. The courses you provide have led me into employment and given me the skills to create a life for myself.
I will continue to sing your praises to those that I meet and tell people about the amazing work that you do and hope that FSN thrives for many years to come. I know you'll touch many lives as you did mine.

- 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 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

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

"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