Statement on FFT Founder Steve Staines’ passing

Dear supporter,

We are deeply saddened to hear of Steve Staines’ passing.

Steve founded Friends, Families and Travellers over 25 years ago, in response to what became the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Our work, from then to now, could have only happened thanks to Steve’s relentless pursuit of love and freedom for his family and travelling communities up and down the country.

His hard work and perseverance towards creating a better future for everyone provided the cornerstone for what Friends, Families and Travellers is today.

Our Mission Statement of supporting anyone who wants to pursue a nomadic way of life, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, culture or background is a direct result of Steve’s own vision and drive.

We are extremely grateful and honoured to have received his support, guidance, advice, and wisdom over the years.

Our thoughts go out to Steve’s family, loved ones and anyone who had the privilege of crossing paths with him.