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Award winning Figgy Pudding manufacturer invite us to be their nominated charity of the year.

27th November 2019

Families for Children are delighted to be the nominated as charity of the year by Figgy Puddings based in Devon. The Business husband and wife team Richie and Jo Evans, (plus two rapidly growing helpers) have always made their own Christmas Puddings, and often gave them as Christmas presents for friends and family. They received […]

Charity Christmas Tree Festival Princesshay, Exeter

25th November 2019

Families for Children are lucky enough to be one of the chosen charities to be nominated for the annual Charity Christmas Tree Festival in Princesshay, Exeter. The festival includes thirty-five trees decorated by various local charities – the lights were officially turned on last Thursday by the Lord Mayor.  Our tree is number 13 located […]

Exeter Chiefs Cheque Presentation

28th October 2019

We were delighted to attend the Exeter Chiefs Foundation 2018/2019 season cheque presentation and the 2020 Season Kick Off dinner at the beginning of October. Families for Children have worked with the Foundation for a few years now, we thoroughly enjoy being part of the Foundation community and we are of course always delighted to […]

National Adoption Week Information Events

15th October 2019

It’s National Adoption Week and we are holding a number of information sessions across the region. If you have been thinking about adopting a child but are not sure where to start why not pop along and pick up some information. Families for Children is a specialist adoption agency, independent of the Local Authority/Regional Adoption […]


14th October 2019

Local Adoption Agencies across the South West are working together this National Adoption Week to appeal for potential adopters to come forward. This comes as numbers of adopters drop to an all-time low and the number of children waiting to be adopted rises to over 150. Regional Adoption Agency Adopt South West, Cornwall Council and […]

Thank you to Michael Caines!

23rd September 2019

Our Patron Michael Caines presented Ruth Marriott, CEO, with a generous cheque for £1,497.39 last week at his grade 2 listed Georgian Manor Hotel, ‘Lympstone Manor’. The funds were raised through the hotels dining donations collection where Families for Children were the chosen charity over a period of 2 months this year. A big thank […]

Welcome Back Nick Allan

4th September 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Nick Allan has agreed to become Chair of Families for Children following David Howell’s departure in July. Nick was elected by his fellow Trustees on July 5th to become the Chair. He has previously been a Trustee with FFC for a number of years and took a break […]

Somerset author & activist joins local adoption agency in their work to support vulnerable children

29th July 2019

Families for Children are pleased to welcome local author, painter and illustrator, Louise Allen, as an Ambassador for the charity. Louise, who lives in Somerset, has spent most of her working life teaching Art and Design in Higher Education. As an activist she campaigns on behalf of looked after children and those that care for […]

Charity Music Concert

25th June 2019

In aid of Families for Children, Lukesland House (Harford, Ivybridge) is hosting a charity concert and supper on Sunday 4th August at 7.00pm. Zara Benyounes (violin) and Sara Roberts (viola) are teaming up as a violin/viola duo for a short tour that will explore the fascinating repertoire for these two instruments. Zara Benyounes and Sara […]


Miles for Smiles Campaign – Every Step for Adoption 7th july to 14th October 2019

10th June 2019

Get Active with your family and raise vital funds for the support of adopted children.   Many of the children we place have experienced early life trauma; join the Miles for Smiles – every step for adoption campaign to help support them! Families for Children had been looking for a campaign to launch in 2019 to raise much needed […]