The Meath Epilepsy Charity , based in Godalming, Surrey, is celebrating after being awarded £5,000 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.
Tania Cantoni, Head of Fundraising & Communications from The Meath Epilepsy Charity comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. We aim to enhance the lives of 80 residential adults plus external clients by ensuring that they receive the support, expert care and encouragement required to build confidence, acquire new skills and maximise independence in their daily lives encouraging them to valued members of the wider community. It is a little-known fact that 1:100 people have epilepsy. The Meath firmly believes that having severe Epilepsy and associated disabilities should not mean being treated differently.
These are good and positive times for The Meath who in 2017 celebrated 125 years of being a charity and received an “outstanding” CQC rating on an unannounced inspection putting us in the top 1% of care homes in the country. We offer a world of possibilities for people challenged by epilepsy and every success however small is celebrated.
“We are so very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for their support of The Meath Epilepsy Charity. Their incredibly generous donation together with another kind donor has enabled us to refurbish a new kitchen for our residents to use on a daily basis. Using this kitchen has allowed our residents to develop life skills, build confidence and enjoy either cooking or food preparation in the same way as their peers do. Every one of our 80 residents is able to use the kitchen if they so wish. Without the support and generosity of organisations such as The Screwfix Foundation our residents would have less opportunities and their lives would not be as fulfilled as they are now.
We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”