My Dads Army is a charity focused on helping dads, Mums and Grandparents going through the family courts. Anyone who has ever been through the child contact process will know it is one that is costly, stressful and upsetting at the best of times. With the cutting of legal aid in most types of cases and access to assistance almost non existent we can help to relieve the burden of these presures by helping people access funding, helping with court forms and providing a Mckenzie friend, we write letters, introduce clients to reliable solicitors, advise on every stage of the court process and so much more. We do the work that the government should be doing! We have been working in the Derby area for just over two years now and have helped many people re-engage with there children, we're very proud of the work we do and want to spread the message further and help even more people. We do not charge families for our services and work purely on a charitable basis, giving up our own free time to help people who, just like we did at the time, feel lost and let down by the court process.
My Dads Army now require funding to set-up, run and maintain a website. We have set a target of £500 for this(this is our estimated cost for the first year, a drive for the next financial year will happen closer to the time). If we can achieve this goal it will mean we can spread our voice even further than we already have, our aim is to gather together a national set of resources to aid parents and gaurdians in need of assistance