Dementia Friends – our Local Champion!

Dementia Friends is a social action movement that aims to improve society’s understanding of dementia through just five key messages. There are thousands of Dementia Friends Champions – we’re very pleased to announce that our Community Volunteer CoordinatorMarina Murphy, is now one of them.

As a Dementia Friends Champion, Marina will spread these messages to friends, family, and members of our community through Information Sessions which are filled with activities and discussions. She’ll give you everything you need – just bring your enthusiasm!

FoSJP is also part of a Shirley Dementia Friendly Community, so Marina becoming a Champion will help us to spread the word. So please look out for Information Sessions or contact Marina on or leave a message on 023 8077 9763.

For general information, support, and advice about dementia, please visit

Big Lottery Fund Grant – September 2016

In September 2016, we were awarded a grant of £9,900 from the “Celebrate England” Big Lottery Fund to help us deliver a multi‑cultural community event in St.James’ Park, giving local people opportunities to share different food, cultures, music, activities, and life experiences.

“No Name” Youth Group

We had good news in May 2014 when it was announced that the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation had awarded FoSJP a very generous £1000 of Sport Relief funding to start up a youth group for local young people with autism.

Volunteers Wanted for Tuck Shop

Do you have any spare time…?
We’re looking for volunteers to run a Tuck Shop at St.James’ Park, selling sweets and ice creams, after school for a couple of hours and during the school holidays. We’re looking for an adult to run it and we’d also like a young person to help.