New Charity Partnership with London Irish Rugby Club
We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with London Irish Rugby Club as their new charity partners. We welcomed two first team players James Marshall and Brendan McKibbin along with their Head of Community Andy Keast to First Days HQ.
The partnership has been launched ahead of this Saturday’s crunch Greene King IPA Championship clash with Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium (kick-off 3pm).
Its an exciting time for us at First Days, a new chapter. Working with LIRFC is a real game changer. We hope we can extend our reach, we can reach more families that need our help and use the fan base to help us raise awareness about First Days and the work we do.
LIRFC will be hosting a permanent Pink Bin at their home games, allowing their supporters to fill it with donations that we can pass on to local families.
Grenfell Tower Fire
Our staff and volunteers reacted so quickly to send parcels to the families who have suffered huge loss. A team of 18 people including volunteers from corporate sponsor Salesforce made over 200 parcels of clothing, toys, equipment and baby essentials that were then taken to St Clements Church in W11.
BBC South came to visit and film our volunteers preparing the packages. You can watch it here
Making a real change...
On 12th July 2017, First Days were delighted to welcome a team of 12 from Eton Bridge Partners.
A hugely successful day - with a great team, who were supportive of our plans and helped us achieve more in one day that we could do alone in month!
Read more about the day here
We did it!
Our team of intrepid walkers took on the Just Walk challenge last Saturday 13th May 2018.
We had 38 walkers walking distances from 10-60km.
Collectively we have walked 990KM! (Thats 615 miles!)
An amazing day had by all. All our walkers made it back, we raised over £15,000 for First Days.
If you are interested in joining us next year - please get in touch with us - Challenge@firstdays.net
Thank you for your support - we raised just under £500 which will be spent on new mattresses for children who are referred to us.
Elsa & Anna were a huge hit!
Finished with your baby
and toddler items?
Donate them to First Days!
POP UP - DONATION STATION Saturday 19th Nov, 2017
Thank You for your support!
Christmas Gift Campaign 2017
There aren't enough words to express our sincere thanks to our kind supporters. This time of year is very hard on some families, and it is made better by kindness and love.
We are overwhelmed by your generosity. In 2018 we hope to reach further and help more families than we have this year. We can only do this with your support.
You can still help, text FDCC11 £2 to 70070 and share your Christmas. Your £2 will help us help more families living in poverty.
Watch our video to see how many presents we have waiting to go out :)
Wokingham Town Centre
Saturday 3rd December 2017
Thank you to everyone who supported this event, it was a great success. We collected over 100 presents, which we will give to families in need.
Anna Acton dropped by to meet you and we had lots of fun with Spiderman and Rapunzel.
A BIG Thank You to our wonderful volunteers Ellie, Mel, Sharon, Naomi, Heather, Ian, Zoe for there support throughout the day!