Fegans’ Heritage

Some of you may not be aware of just how rich and interesting Fegans’ heritage actually is.  As charities come and go we felt it was important to highlight our 146 year heritage and have devoted a web page to start to do this.

During Chelin’s time at Fegans she worked with a volunteer Jackie Mullineaux (daughter of one of our Old Boy’s) to collate stories of some of the men who were once in Fegans’ care.   Combined with photos and honest stories of their experiences it provides an interesting read.  This is our first step in showcasing Fegans’ heritage.

In January – April 2018 there will be a Fegans’ exhibition taking place in Tunbridge Wells Museum to explore the changing needs and care of families and raise awareness of mental health issues facing children and teens today.  This will include a programme of community engagement activities to help local people discover our history and how we have adapted as a charity to meet the changing needs of children and families over the last (almost) 150 years.

Please use the link https://www.fegans.org.uk/heritage/ to take a look at the heritage page of our website and comment below with any other ideas you have for the website and the up and coming exhibition.  If anyone would be interested in joining a working party group for the planning of the exhibition please email annmarie.fisher@fegans.org.uk


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