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Published on 21st September 2022

Alan Titchmarsh MBE shares moving reflections of time with Her Late Majesty at Ormiston Families fundraising event

Gardener, author and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh MBE shared a poignant reflection and some amusing personal anecdotes of a longtime association with the late Queen at an exclusive Ormiston Families fundraising lunch. The popular television personality and bestselling novelist was Ormiston Families’ guest for a sell-out occasion which took place in Framsden Hall Barn, part of…
Gardener, author and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh MBE shared a poignant reflection and some amusing personal anecdotes of a longtime association with the late Queen at an exclusive …
Published on 12th September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – A Statement from our CEO

It is with the greatest of sympathy and sadness, that Ormiston Families acknowledges the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout her 70 year reign, The Queen has been an unwavering supporter of so many charities and causes, such as ours. In particular, she has shown great appreciation for the work of organisations whose…
It is with the greatest of sympathy and sadness, that Ormiston Families acknowledges the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout her 70 year reign, The Queen has been…
Published on 31st August 2022

#WeWill…Deliver an outstanding summer wellbeing experience, pledged Ormiston Families

For three consecutive Saturdays throughout the summer holidays, the Ormiston Families’ #WeWill team took over school fields across Great Yarmouth to deliver its Summer Fun Days, for families and youngsters in the region. Holly Dowsing, Ormiston Families’ #WeWill Programme Coordinator, outlines the huge success of these events below! Wellbeing Ambassadors felt strongly that such events…
For three consecutive Saturdays throughout the summer holidays, the Ormiston Families’ #WeWill team took over school fields across Great Yarmouth to deliver its Summer Fun Days, …
Published on 27th July 2022

The Hidden Sentence: Trauma caused by witnessing an arrest

When Katie’s* dad was arrested at home she was there to witness the whole thing.  The sudden bangs at the door caused by the battering ram, the door breaking down and a team of armed police officers and dogs entering the house and spreading quickly through each room. Katie and her younger siblings cowered in…
When Katie’s* dad was arrested at home she was there to witness the whole thing.  The sudden bangs at the door caused by the battering ram, the door breaking down and a team of …
Published on 20th July 2022

Our #WeWill project thriving on the Norfolk coast

Ormiston Families is delivering its #WeWill project to Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth. The #WeWill project is designed to empower the children and young people of Great Yarmouth to support the wellbeing of their peers and make meaningful change in their coastal communities. The project has been training Wellbeing Ambassadors to lead the…
Ormiston Families is delivering its #WeWill project to Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth. The #WeWill project is designed to empower the children and young peop…
Published on 10th June 2022

Ormiston Families sets up parent support group ‘Stronger Together’

Parents and carers of children with additional needs or disabilities can face a lonely struggle to find these children the support they need. Thriving in school, connecting with peers and developing mentally and emotionally are milestones made possible for these children by a limited number of extracurricular resources. Recognition for the parents and carers of…
Parents and carers of children with additional needs or disabilities can face a lonely struggle to find these children the support they need. Thriving in school, connecting with pe…
Published on 3rd March 2022

Roger Graef OBE

It’s with great sadness, and a debt of gratitude, that we acknowledge the passing of our patron, Roger Graef OBE. Born in the USA, Roger became famous the world over for his incredible contribution to film and television. He was responsible for producing and writing numerous documentaries, and in so doing bringing so many significant…
It’s with great sadness, and a debt of gratitude, that we acknowledge the passing of our patron, Roger Graef OBE. Born in the USA, Roger became famous the world over for his incr…
Published on 21st December 2021

Ormiston Families’ 2021 Fundraising Events Summary

Fundraising has been a difficult task over the last couple of years, with our Philanthropy Team in particular having to get creative in order to raise vital funds for our services around lockdowns, social distancing and other all-new obstacles. And in spite of these challenges, our team worked tirelessly to rally community support and donations…
Fundraising has been a difficult task over the last couple of years, with our Philanthropy Team in particular having to get creative in order to raise vital funds for our services …
Published on 15th December 2021

Ormiston Families to deliver child bereavement service

Ormiston Families is delighted to announce that Cambridgeshire-based Stars Children’s Bereavement Support Service is to become part of the organisation. Stars has been providing support to bereaved children and young people since 2006, having originally been set up by a group of counsellors who were concerned about the lack of support available to children whose…
Ormiston Families is delighted to announce that Cambridgeshire-based Stars Children’s Bereavement Support Service is to become part of the organisation. Stars has been providing …
Published on 14th December 2021

Youth in Mind – Newsletter Issue 3

Since Spring, Ormiston Families’ Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service has been actively involved in the Youth in Mind project, helping to shape mental health service in Norfolk and Waveney. The latest issue of the Youth in Mind newsletter can be downloaded here or below – this issue introduces the Youth in Mind team…
Since Spring, Ormiston Families’ Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service has been actively involved in the Youth in Mind project, helping to shape mental heal…