The Meath Capital Appeal

“Having been a supporter of the charity over many years, I am privileged to be President of The Meath Capital Appeal.

This Appeal will enable The Meath to future-proof their facilities and services for vulnerable adults over many years to come. The Meath receives no statutory funding for the upkeep of their buildings.

Funds raised through the Capital Appeal will not only enable the charity to preserve their historic Grade II listed manor house, but will also enable their residents, who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities, to enjoy more comfortable accommodation through the use of latest technologies to keep them as safe as possible.

Please join me in supporting The Meath to care for their future by donating to The Meath Capital Appeal. Thank you.“

Richard Lockwood

The Meath Heritage

Our Grade II listed manor house and extensive grounds were left to us by our founder Mary, Countess of Meath. Mary’s gift of a ‘safe and happy home’ is one that we are extremely thankful for. Her gift grew into a 130-year legacy which has enabled us to provide generations of vulnerable adults with the best care possible in a wonderful home.

As responsible custodians, we must look after this gift, so that The Meath can provide a safe and happy home to vulnerable adults over many years to come. In order to achieve this, we have launched The Meath Capital Appeal.

The Meath Building

Our Main Building

Our historic main building, dates from the 17th Century and was once home to General James Oglethorpe who founded the state of Georgia, USA. In 1891 The Countess of Meath set about adapting the house to suit her vision of a ‘safe and happy home’ for people who lived with epilepsy. Over 130 years later, we need to future-proof our beautiful home by caring for the fabric of the Grade II listed building. Large sections of the roof need replacing, along with further external works, including the replacement, or repair of windows. Our planned works will honour our heritage and remain in keeping with the historical house, while ensuring that we continue to deliver the best care possible with all modern comforts.

The Meath Capital Appeal will enable us to future-proof our home and services for vulnerable adults over many years to come.

In addition to looking after our historic building, we will upgrade our internal and external systems to provide the safest home, and will make sustainable choices where possible. Due to the risks associated with complex epilepsy, the use of modern technologies will reduce the risk to life, and provide peace of mind to staff and relatives who look after our vulnerable residents.

Take a quick look at the video below to meet some of the residents of the main house.



Help us care for our future

The total cost of The Meath Capital Appeal is £1.1m. Your donation will make a huge difference to us as we future proof our services.

If you would like further information please contact Lucy Miguda or call the Fundraising Team on 01483 411071

Or to help us Care for Our Future, Donate to The Meath Capital Appeal by:


Lloyds Bank PLC

Sort code: 30-93-49

Account number: 42023160

Please use your surname as a reference.


Please make cheques payable to The Meath Epilepsy Charity, Westbrook Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2QH.

By making a donation you could help us care for our future by:

Sponsoring a residential service £30,000
Restoring of a section of stonework £15,000
Funding disability door £7,000
Sponsoring a French door £3,000
Restoring a window £2,500
Restoring a chimney pot £2,000
Funding the Emergency on-call system in a bedroom £1,000
Funding plants for the sensory garden walkway £100

“A visit and opportunity to speak to staff and the people who are supported by the charity never fails to warm the heart and serve as a reminder of just how vital and life changing their services to adults with complex epilepsy and disability truly are.

However, while their beautiful site has served them well over the many years, the charity receives no funding for the building itself.

Your help with this Appeal will not only make a positive impact to the lives of the people who are supported by The Meath today, but will make a lasting positive difference to the wellbeing, safety and fulfilment of generations of Meath residents to come. Thank you.”

Michael More-Molyneux, Patron and Lord Lieutenant of Surrey

“It is a great privilege and a pleasure to be able to add support to The Meath during my Mayoral year.

I have been visiting The Meath since the 1980s. Nowadays, the accommodation is more comfortable, with privacy, and the facilities and the opportunities offered are incomparable.

However, there are huge challenges in continuing to provide this care.

Let us simply step up and help The Meath, so that their beautiful historic house can continue to shelter and serve those in its care for many more years ahead.“

Penny Rivers, Mayor of Waverley 2023