Events

FSN would like to thank Pissarro’s staff, customers and supporters who attended the ‘Fundraising Curry & Quiz Night’ Thursday 4th April.  The event raised £450 which will go directly to FSN projects supporting children and families in the local area. 
FSN thanks everyone for their generosity and looks forward to continued support at further events.
Pissarro’s and the Quiz Master are looking to hold another event in the near future, so watch this space.
FSN is celebrating 80 years this year. 
If you would like to hold a fundraising event or sponsor FSN please contact Jane on 01424 423683 ext. 32 or to make a donation use the link:
 
Virgin Giving 

2019 South of England Classic Vehicle Show

23rd June 2019

Drop in and Chat at FSN

Mindfulness Walks with FSN

9th July 2019

What's on 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

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

 
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


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 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

"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

"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 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