Contact Us

Contact Us!

Our team of knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help. Whether you are looking for a local service, want to become a fundraiser, or work with us – just get in touch.

FitzRoy Service Helpline

Email:
Phone: 0808 168 4662

Fundraising

Email: fundraising@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 106

Volunteering

Email: volunteering@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 106

Recruitment

Email: recruitment@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 111

Media Enquiries

Email: marketing@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 103

Business Development

Email: steve.curtis@fitzroy.org
Phone: 0808 168 4662

Trafford, Birmingham, Malvern, Berkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey

Email: info.sro@fitzroy.org
Phone: 02392 287 980

Ground Floor,
1 Lancer House,
Hussar Court,
Westside View,
Waterlooville,
Hants, PO7 7SE

Sue Prior, Regional Manager South and West: sue.prior@fitzroy.org

Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Nottinghamshire

Email: info.ero@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01953 609 280

Main Barn, Elm Farm,
Norwich Common,
Wymondham,
Norfolk,
NR18 0SW

Julie Bruce, Regional Manager East: julie.bruce@fitzroy.org

Business Development

Email:
Phone:

Steve Curtis, Improvement and Development Manager: steve.curtis@fitzroy.org
Neil Taggart, Director of Operations: neil.taggart@fitzroy.org

Directors

Our Chief Executive team leads over 1,000 full time, part time and bank staff to support more than 600 people, ensuring the charity remains strong and committed to its values.

Anna Galliford

Chief Executive

"I thoroughly enjoy doing my job and the impact that my professional knowledge and skills can bring to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable in the community. I get a huge personal reward when I see the smiles on the faces of people with learning disabilities when they’ve achieved something that they wouldn’t have aspired to before FitzRoy got involved."

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Anna Galliford discovered her fascination with commerce whilst growing up in a family business environment in Ireland. Determined to enter the business world she studied a Bachelor degree in Commerce and was accepted onto a graduate training scheme at Ford Motor Company. With blue chip experience and the full range of accountancy qualifications she quickly rose up to take on senior financial positions in Diageo, and held director and board level positions with Avis and Travis Perkins. After five years as Finance Director at FitzRoy, Anna was appointed Chief Executive in August 2008. With an exemplary track record in financial planning and strategy she has overseen growth at FitzRoy from an £8m turnover to a £22m turnover. Driven by a desire to help people with learning disabilities live a full and independent life, both at home and in the community, Anna has developed a high quality and sustainable model that supports a range of services that benefits all who FitzRoy support. Anna is an active member of VODG and has held several Trustee roles in the voluntary sector.

Marianne Radcliffe

Director of Fundraising and Communications

"Being a Director of FitzRoy is a privilege. I am driven by asking supporters to give their time and money to FitzRoy as well as developing our brand, and seeing how this helps to Transform Lives. I have worked in the charity sector for nearly 20 years; for big charities like Oxfam, NSPCC and Christian Aid, but more than anywhere, at FitzRoy we live our values, and are brave, creative and see the person every day. Marianne's Linked In account."

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With thirteen years' experience in the voluntary sector, Marianne brings expertise in all areas of income generation. Her early track record encompasses successful appeals with Oxfam, NSPCC and Shelter and in 2004, Marianne was named as 'best young leader in fundraising'. Since then she has moved on to lead fundraising and communication teams in both international and regional charities, developing and delivering plans that achieve organisational goals to increase both income and awareness.

Roybn Wedderburn

Director of HR

"With over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources in the Retail and Service sectors, it felt the right time in my career to move into the not for profit sector, and to a Charity that lives and breathes its own values in everything that it does. I have been so impressed with the integrity and selfless focus of our colleagues; it makes me really proud to be part of the team."

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Bringing a wealth of experience from blue-chip retail organisations, Robyn is skilled at leading large teams of HR professionals, and developing and delivering effective HR strategy. During the last fourteen years, she was responsible for HR policy for 73,000 staff, and a team of around 100, as Head of HR for food at the Co-Operative group. She started her career as a graduate trainee with Sainsbury’s where she specialised in Human Resources. Following this she joined Etam as a Training Manager, with further roles at Grosvenor Casinos, and Swiss Air. Recently, her team won the Retail Week award for best use of HR systems, and were runners up in prestigious IGD awards with their Management Development Programme.

Neil Taggart

Director of Operations

"For over 40 years, what has been important to me is giving a voice and choice to people with disabilities in a world which continues to ignore that they have a right to both. FitzRoy has that same passion, and has done for over 50 years; it doesn’t pay lip service to it, people really are at the heart what the organisation exists to do, and I find that pretty rare. That’s what connects me to FitzRoy, those shared beliefs, conviction and passion. "

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With a career in services for people with learning disabilities dating back to 1972, Neil has held senior management and director roles in local authority, regulatory and not for profit sectors. A qualified social worker, with extensive knowledge and experience in health and social care for people with disabilities, Neil is dedicated to the work we do and the people we support.

Lucy Campbell

Director of Finance

"Working at FitzRoy means we have a genuine ability to make a real difference to people's lives, both for the people we support and also those that work in the organisation. "

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With over twenty years’ experience working for well-known brands and managing large finance teams, Lucy brings a wealth of experience to FitzRoy. Following a degree in Business Mathematics she was fast-tracked on a graduate training scheme at Debenhams. This led to a two-year role as a Management Accountant at Zurich, before she joined Estee Lauder Companies. Over her thirteen years at Estee Lauder, she worked in various roles before becoming Director of Commercial Accounting where she was responsible for a turnover of £500 million. Experienced in implementing financial systems; planning and forecasting, financial control, and preparing and delivering strategy, An award-winning student, Lucy has completed the Oxford Leadership Programme.

Trustees

To ensure that FitzRoy has strategic direction and a clear vision, we have a Board of 11 Trustees who all bring their own skills, knowledge and passion to FitzRoy.

Chair - Mary-Anne McIntyre

Trustee

"Mary-Anne joined the Trustee Board in 2005, and became Chair in September 2013. She trained as a chartered accountant at Deloittes and since then has worked at board level at a number of large financial institutions. Mary-Anne brings knowledge of financial and fund management. She is dedicated to the cause and continues to bring immeasurable support in strategic and risk strategies"

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Vice Chair​man – Martin Surgey

Trustee

"Martin joined the Board of Trustees in 2012. He was a Trustee of Seachlight in Newhaven and Chair of their Trustee Board for the year leading up to merger with FitzRoy in September 2012. Trained in Sales and Marketing, he has run his own advertising design agency for over 25 years so brings with him experience and expertise in marketing communications. Martin is the father of three boys and lives in rural East Sussex"

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Barbara Thomson

"Barbara joined the Board of Trustees in 1999, and brings with her a depth of legal expertise. Previously from London, Barbara is now based near Fakenham in Norfolk and has recently retired as a consultant with solicitors Butcher Andrews. With strong family connections to adults with learning disabilities, Barbara is dedicated to the work we do at FitzRoy and an active member of the Trustees."

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Georgina Hovey​

"Georgina joined the Board of Trustees in 2001 following an active involvement raising considerable funds for FitzRoy with the Sussex Supporters Fundraising Group. She brings professional expertise in fundraising and events management to the charity, and also has a very strong empathy for people with learning disabilities and their families."

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Helen P​latts

"Originally a Trustee from 1995-2001, Helen rejoined the Board in 2008. Helen worked for the Improvement and Development Agency, part of the Local Government Association, and lives in Cumbria. With a vast knowledge of the public and financial sectors, she brings a broad knowledge of strategic planning and a keen understanding of learning disabilities."

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Ian White​

"Ian joined the Board of Trustees in 2010, and has an MBA from Ashridge. Ian is a lawyer and has huge knowledge of governance within large and small organisations. Up until recently, he was General Counsel/Company Secretary of a major retail group and is currently working as a Legal Consultant. Ian has a close family connection with learning disabilities and is dedicated to the work FitzRoy do."

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Simon Mollett​

"Simon joined the Board of Trustees in 2011. Formerly a partner in Coopers & Lybrand, Simon is a chartered accountant and a corporate finance director in Beechcroft Associates, advising small and medium size companies. He has a wealth of experience in strategic planning and financial management and also has experience in mergers and business acquisition. He lives in London with his family."

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Amanda Kenney

"Amanda joined the Board of Trustees in March 2012. She has been a commissioning manager in the NHS for adults with learning disabilities for almost three years and brings learning disabilities commissioning knowledge to the Board. Amanda has worked for the NHS for 11 years in both acute and primary care settings and project managed the roll out of several national projects at a local level. Prior to the NHS Amanda's career was in sales and marketing and she organised exhibitions in both the UK and USA. Amanda is committed to assisting people with learning disabilities both professionally and personally."

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Michael FitzRoy

"Michael is the grandson of the Tenth Duke of Grafton. Proud to carry the name of FitzRoy, Michael is extremely interested in the past family history. He spent seven years serving in the Army and after a short time in London has since lived in Norfolk where he has been self-employed looking after private clients financial affairs. In 2010 he took part in a re-enactment of the voyage of the Beagle as Admiral FitzRoy and travelled across the Atlantic for three weeks. He is pleased to be able to help in any way he can with FitzRoy and he has always been proud of the work we do."

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Andy Lee

"Andy joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 having recently retired from a senior position in Lloyds Bank working with businesses. He has extensive experience in team leadership and risk management alongside a broad understanding of the financial and banking related issues facing businesses today. Always keen to help people develop within an organisation, Andy also delivers training in the banking sector. He keeps sheep on his smallholding on the Hampshire South Downs and is actively involved in his local community."

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Julia Le Blan

"Julia is a chartered accountant and has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years. She was formerly a tax partner at Deloitte where she advised many international financial institutions. She is currently a non-executive director of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc, Impax Environmental Markets plc, Investors Capital Trust plc and JPMorgan US Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc."

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Staff

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Anna Galliford

Chief Executive

"I thoroughly enjoy doing the job I do and I enjoy the impact that my professional knowledge and skills can bring to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable in the community and get a huge personal reward when I see the smiles on people’s faces when they’ve achieved something that they wouldn’t have aspired to before Fitzroy got involved."

Read more >

Marianne Radcliffe

Director of Fundraising and Communications

"Being a Director of FitzRoy is a privilege. I am driven by asking supporters to give their time and money to FitzRoy as well as developing our brand, and seeing how this helps to transform lives. I have worked in the charity sector for nearly 20 years; for big charities like Oxfam, NSPCC and Christian Aid, but more than anywhere, at FitzRoy we live our values, and are brave, creative and see the person every day."

Read more >

Robyn Wedderburn

Director of HR

"With over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources in the Retail and Service sectors, it felt the right time in my career to move into the not for profit sector, and to a Charity that lives and breathes its own values in everything that it does. I have been so impressed with the integrity and selfless focus of our colleagues; it makes me really proud to be part of the team."

Read more >

Neil Taggart

Director of Operations

"For over 40 years, what has been important to me is giving a voice and choice to people with disabilities in a world which continues to ignore that they have a right to both. FitzRoy has that same passion, and has done for over 50 years; it doesn’t pay lip service to it, people really are at the heart what the organisation exists to do, and I find that pretty rare. That’s what connects me to FitzRoy, those shared beliefs, conviction and passion."

Read more >

Lucy Campbell

Director of Finance

"We have a genuine ability to make a real difference to people's lives, both for the people we support and also those that work in the organisation. "

Read more >

Patrons

We are very grateful for the long-term commitment and support by our FitzRoy patrons. Their significant and lasting contributions - raising money and awareness - have helped us sustain our services, build a vision, and deliver more.

HRH Princess Alexandra KG, GCVO

Patron

Princess Alexandra enjoys supporting FitzRoy and was delighted to officially open our new care home in Grayshott, Donec Mews, in October 2012. She has attended many FitzRoy events, and chose the charity’s Christmas card for her personal use in our 50th anniversary year.

Princess Alexandra enjoys supporting FitzRoy and was delighted to officially open our new care home in Grayshott, Donec Mews, in October 2012. She has attended many FitzRoy events, and chose the charity’s Christmas card for her personal use in our 50th anniversary year.

Countess of Euston

Clare has been involved with FitzRoy from its early days and has led many appeal committees, as well as actively supporting our fundraising events.

Clare has been involved with FitzRoy from its early days and has led many appeal committees, as well as actively supporting our fundraising events.

Virginia McKenna OBE

Virginia has been a long-term patron and supporter of FitzRoy, and most recently opened our new care home in Liss, Whitegates View, in September 2013.

Virginia has been a long-term patron and supporter of FitzRoy, and most recently opened our new care home in Liss, Whitegates View, in September 2013.

Lord and Lady Tanlaw

A little bit about
how we started

Fifty years ago, most adults with learning disabilities lived their lives isolated and often ostracised from their communities. Elizabeth FitzRoy and John Williams both had a vision of a different way of doing things. Read on to find out how FitzRoy was founded and their vision was realised.

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The Heart of FitzRoy

A national charity transforming the lives of people with learning disabilities. As a value-driven organisation, the people we support are always at the heart of everything we do, and this helps us transform lives.

Transform a life

Our mission and vision

FitzRoy transforms lives every day, supporting people with learning disabilities to do the simple things that make a real difference to their everyday life. Our vision, mission and values guide us each step of the way, and are as important now as when the charity first began. Our vision is a society where people are treated as equals, regardless of their disability. Our mission is to transform lives by supporting people with learning disabilities to lead the lives they choose.

Involving the people we support

We believe that the best people to help us improve our services are the people who use them. The people we support take part in regional forums and help us to recruit the best people by taking part in staff interviews. Our goal is to give those we support a collective voice in their care and the ability to influence the thinking and focus of the organisation. Read on to find out how we do this.

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We're proud of what we've achieved

With more than 50 years' experience, we’ve become experts in our field. Along the way, we have been recognised for our professionalism, achievements, and commitment to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities.

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Meet the Stars
of FitzRoy

The FitzRoy family consists of more than 800 staff, supporting more than 600 people across 15 counties − all started by the vision of two parents determined to change things.

FitzRoy publications

We are proud to be making an impact; through research and campaigning, and first-class support and services. To find out more about our work browse our publications, reports, and brochures, and discover more about the wonderful world of FitzRoy.