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Let's Celebrate Fatherhood

June 2014

“Thank you Dad!” was said by many Children as they were leaving the Father 2 Father event held at the Prince of Wales Children’s Centre last Sunday 16th June. Father 2 Father held a “Fathers Day celebration” of male role models and featured family activities, advice and support.

Families, in particular fathers and male carers had the opportunity to play games with their children. Testing their individual skills and abilities with fun activities such as sumo wrestling and bungee jumping combined with the traditional sack and egg and spoon racing. There were live shows from artists featuring dance, singers and musicians. The Boys Brigade, Oasis Academy was present providing activities as well as promoting their services. Cancer Research was one of the health advice and support stands providing leaflets and information, making sure that Fathers had the opportunity to know more about important Men’s Health issues such as prostrate cancer.

Father 2 Father is an Organisation dedicated to inspiring fathers throughout the Borough of Enfield by promoting and celebrating male role models. The shocking events of August 2013 that saw violence sweep through the community highlighted the need for an effective family based response.

Statistics show that 46% of lone parent families that are living below the poverty line; the vast majority of these households have no father figure.

Father 2 Father believe that men need to play a role in family life if our young people are to develop and reach their potential.

Nick Du Bois who attended the event said “This is the beginning of something we should treasure; something that is important to Enfield!”

F A C E S

August 2015

Father 2 Father inconjuntion with Somerford Aventure playground and Park lane Children centre invited the local commuity to the Launch of FACES (Fathers and Children Engaging Service) on Saturday 22nd August 2015


Fathers brought their children and partied hard!

With music, dance workshops, arts and craft, face painting, party games there was soooooo much more fun to be had by all

A Presidential Appointment

September 2015

Courtney Brown and Vincent Abdul on behalf of Father2Father were honoured to be ainvited to a reception at No.10 Downing Street with Samantha Cameron as part of the Charity Champions initiative.


The duo found the evening to be very inspiring and met with many other community organisations from across the country doing equally great work

A M E N: Achieving Men Empowering Nations

November 2015

Wow! What an awesome and informative event.

Held in the heart of Tottenham, North London. Father2Father opened the doors to the community in hope that we could put our heads together to tackle the issues plauging our youth recently.

The evening kicked off with an amazing, heart felt performance by Supa Kidz (a local drama school) who through play dealt with the senerio of an absent father.


Whilst the children were treated to a 'I Can' workshop, the adults had an opportunity to ask questions to our panel and received presentations from:

Lawson Foundation, Yvonne Lawson

Parents Voice, Keely & Kelly

Father Figure, David Mullings

i Rise Education, Chrissy Fernandez-Bates

Gangs Consultation, Bobby Martin

Community Leader, Viv Ahmun

Christmas Hampers

December 2015

This event was held on Sunday 14th December 2015 at The Oasis Academy Enfield, Innova Park

Visitors were invited to Bring & Share their Christmas Meal (although there was plenty of food provided by local caterers)

During the event, families busied themselves with making up much needed hampers for families in the local community, gift making, playing games and making good use of the Santa's Grotto & Photo Booth

Thank you Mama for the ....

March 2016

For the first time ever, Father2Father brought Honouring Inspirational Mothers Award to Enfield, North London

This special night was an opportunity to honour and celebrate, praise and thank the mothers for all they have done for us. There was also an award ceremony

for those mothers who have gone over and beyond their own Mothering responsibilities to Motivate, Inspire, Nurture and Empower others in the community.

The night was filled with poetry, drama, musicians and Inspirational Speakers and was enjoyed by all

Fathers Day 2016

June 2016

Father2Father invited the community out to their Father’s Day Family Funday & 5-a-Side Football Tournament on Sunday 19th June, at: Northumberland Park Community School, Tottenham

There were Stalls, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Sports & Games, Street Dance Workshop,  Yoga & Fitness Workshops, Live Music & Performances, Mouth-watering Caribbean Cuisine & Drink, Honouring Inspirational Fathers Award, Information, Motivational Talks and Advice…. And much more


This event was a Funday for the entire family to come out, celebrate and honour all male role models who have Motivated, Inspired, Nurtured and Empowered their families and their communities

Honouring Inspirational Mothers Awards

March 2017

Father 2 Father brought Honouring Inspirational Mothers Award to Enfield, North London for the 2nd year on 25th March 2016

This special night was an opportunity to honour and celebrate, praise and thank the mothers for all they have done for us.  There was also an award ceremony

for those mothers who have gone over and beyond their own Mothering responsibilities to Motivate, Inspire, Nurture and Empower others in the community.

The night was filled with poetry, drama, musicians and Inspirational Speakers and was enjoyed by all

Happy Campers!

August 2016

KICC The Lighthouse partner with Father2Father on their annual Family Retreat to Clacton-on-Sea for a 5 day Caravan Trip.
During the 5 days, Father2Father held workshops and coordinated the leisure activities for all the groups.

Watching the Womens 3-legged race was a true highlight - Lol!

F2F and the amazing Sherry Ann Dixon

September 2016

Father2Father teamed up with Ms Sherry Ann Dixon, International Multi Award winning Speaker, Publicist, Journalist, Transformational Lecturer and Life Skills Trainer to address the community on the benefits of Mentoring, believing in yourself and dealing with depression and mental health.

An awesome day had by all and a pleasure working with one of our main supporters.

The MASSESS

December 2016

MASSES stands for Music Against Stabbings, Sexual Exploitation & Shootings

On Friday 23rd Dec, Father 2 Father held their 1st ever End Of year Black Tie Dinner, Show & Party event - MASSESS


This was a night of togetherness and love for the community, as we brought the MASSES together through music, food and dance to raise funds for organistrations working towards steering our children and young people away from stabbing's, shooting's and sexual exploitation within the community.

Graffiti Day - Let's paint this town Red!

August 2017

Father2Father fathers and their children decided to ‘Paint the Town’!

After and Health & Safety briefing and instructions from the amazing team at VIP Graffiti Paint (a one stop shop for Spray Paint, Graffiti & Art Materials) we was let loose on a Legal graffiti wall in Tottenham, North London.

‘I had an awesome time with my son and daughter today’, said one father. ‘Who knew Graffiti would release my creative juices and create such a special memory between my kids and I’.

The Sky's the Limit!

April 2017

F2F took 20 chidren and their fathers on a planned a visit to The Sky Academy for a behind-the-scenes tour with hands-on experience of their purpose-built studios where the children wrote, produced and directed their own short news bulletin.


This was a great day had by all that attended this FREE event

Fathers Day 2017

June 2017

Held in Hackney Marshes. This was an amazing Funday for the entire family to come out, celebrate and honour all male role models who have Motivated, Inspired, Nurtured and Empowered their families and their communities

...with Face Painting, Football Tournement, Bouncy Castle and more - there really was something for everyone

F2F attends the Jamaican High Commission - ‘Celebrating Jamaicans at Home and Abroad’

June 2017

On the 4th June, Father2Father was invited to the Jamaican High Commison, London for a reception dinner with His Excellency Mr. Seth George Ramocan who became Jamaica’s 13th High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in December 2016. 

This dinner was part of The Jamaica55 celebrations,  under the theme ‘Celebrating Jamaicans at Home and Abroad’.

Jamaica, Land we Love

July 2017

On the Monday 31st July 2017, Courtney Brown (CEO & Founder of Father2Father), and his family visited the Spicy Grove Community Centre in Oracabessa, Jamaica.


They received a warm welcome, complete with singing, dancing and a personalised banner from the ‘Strong Women of Spicy Grove’ and their sons.

Courtney took the young men (aged 8-15yrs) outside for motivating talk and an open and confidential discussion on ‘Male-hood’.


Later that day, Courtney addressed the women about he’s own experience of being raised by a single mother, the abandonment he felt by his father and also how difficult he found it to be a father to he’s own Children in their early years.

This discussion was truly heart felt and brought many of the women to tears as they finally had an understanding about how hurt many men are.

Before Courtney and his family headed back to their hotel in Montego Bay, they were spoilt to a delicious meal made by the in-house cook in the recently built kitchen. Over lunch the family had the opportunity to speak to the ladies individually and see their amazing crafts – which they couldn’t resist purchasing!

As the day drew to an end, Courtney gave away 25 copies of the F2F recently published Colouring Book and was further led by the lord to leave a monetary donation towards the new Breakfast Club initiative which starts September 2017. This Breakfast club will feed any child which visits Spicy Grove before school, insuring that every child has a decent breakfast - instead of the Sugar Water many of them endure out of poverty.

The Countdown had begun!

August 2017

On the 12th August 2017, Father2Father was honoured to be co sponsor of The Countdown production.

The Countdown is a gripping heartfelt, true to life drama which gives a multifaceted snapshot of four young people growing up in the heart of a London Neighbourhood grappling with gang crime, anti-social behaviour & sexual exploitation.

It was great to partner with Karen Allen to raise awareness of very current issues - and having a stall at the production allowed us to get the F2F message out.

Love Britain & Ireland? Yes we do!

September 2017

On the 20th September 2017, Father2Father was honoured to be a finalist in the the Premier Radio 'Love Britain & Ireland 2017 Award' for Youth & Children's Work within the community.

A huge thanks to all who voted for us

F2F in The Voice Newspaper

November 2017

A.M.E.N (Acieving Men Empowering Nations) Conference

18th November 2017

In celebration of International Men's Day, Father2Father in conjuction with KICC The Lighthouse invited Men of all ages on a journey of Self Discovery.


This was a FREE, interactive conference where men meet, socialised, had fun and learnt powerful methods that encourage and equiped them to claim and celebrate their calling as leaders, husbands and fathers

This event was well attended left the men feeling STRONGER & WISER

A huge thanks to our guest speakers:

Joel Gibbons, Gods Design for Men

Pastor David Elwin, Overcoming Adversity: Drugs & Alcohol

Asari StHill, Business

David Weaver, Leadership

Wilbur Yankey, Save a Life, Save a Soul Workshop

Eche Egbuonu, Mental Health

Erroll McKellar, Prostrate Cancer

Mervin Cato, Parenthood

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