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Published on 25th November 2022

Finalists at Children and Young People Now Awards

Ormiston Families is honoured to be a finalist for the prestigious Children and Young People Now Awards in the Charity Award category. Members of the Ormiston Families team attended a glitzy ceremony on Thursday, November 24, for the awards, considered the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Now in their…
Ormiston Families is honoured to be a finalist for the prestigious Children and Young People Now Awards in the Charity Award category. Members of the Ormiston Families team attende…
Published on 23rd November 2022

Government’s Chief Inspector shares reality of UK prisons at Ormiston Families Annual Lecture

The man in charge of inspecting the UK’s prisons delivered an eye-opening talk on their current state at Ormiston Families’ annual lecture. Charlie Taylor, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, shared anecdotes and images from some of Britain’s prisons at a talk for Ormiston Families’ annual lecture at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge on Monday, November…
The man in charge of inspecting the UK’s prisons delivered an eye-opening talk on their current state at Ormiston Families’ annual lecture. Charlie Taylor, HM Chief Inspect…
Published on 12th October 2022

Ormiston Families’ daring mud runners take on The Whole Hog to raise over £3,000

On 9th October, a team of 35 brave runners took on The Whole Hog, a 5-mile muddy obstacle course, raising over £3,200 for Ormiston Families in the process. The team, made up of loyal supporters, some Ormiston Families staff and staff of corporate partners Seven Resourcing, crawled under cargo nets and through tunnels, climbed over…
On 9th October, a team of 35 brave runners took on The Whole Hog, a 5-mile muddy obstacle course, raising over £3,200 for Ormiston Families in the process. The team, made up of lo…
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…