As a small charity, our resources are limited. We continue to be grateful for the financial support of our members and grants from various statutory bodies. But our services need additional funds in order to survive and provide for the families and children who rely on them. Our ongoing fundraising programme is therefore vital, and we are always appreciative of people who fundraise on our behalf.

Fundraise Winchester

Resources to support you

We can offer fundraising packs to support you in your efforts. These include information leaflets as well as Friends of the Family branded goods. We are also happy to come along and speak about our work or just to lend a hand on the day. If appropriate, we can also publicise your fundraising event on social media, via our membership and newsletter mailing lists and with local press.

How to get started…

Easy – just let us know how you are planning to fundraise for us! We can chat about how we can support you too. So get in touch either by phone on 01962 864466 or

If you’re not keen on the limelight, but still want to help Friends of the Family fundraise, we are always looking for volunteers to support us at fundraising events. For upcoming events, check out news and events.

Friends of the Family

Theatre Royal Winchester


Thanks to the generosity and kindness of local business man Matthew Southey, 42 children and adults were able to experience the magic of pantomime with a trip to see Dick Whittington at Winchester’s Theatre Royal on 3rd January 2019.

Friends of the Family were able to organise the special Christmas holiday treat after they were contacted by Matthew saying he wished to purchase tickets for the children and families who might not otherwise not be able to go to the theatre. The Theatre Royal also very kindly provided the tickets at a significantly reduced cost and the children were provided with a chocolate filled goodie bag that had been donated by The Chocolate Elf, Hampshire.

After the show one mum said “Thank you so much that was awesome. The best panto I have seen…both my kids loved it.” and a dad said “My children have never been to a pantomime before so this was all very new! I thought it was very funny! Thank you so much we will hopefully come again!”