Our 50th anniversary

FitzRoy spent 2012 celebrating our 50th Anniversary ... and what a year it was! Across the country our supporters, staff and the people we support  celebrated the incredible work we do in lots of fun and exciting ways – from tea parties and skydiving, to swimathons and marathons!

For the first time we organised our own flagship events, including the FitzRoy Challenge, a sponsored hike through the South Downs and our Windsor Race evening.

We were also lucky enough to be invited to Guildford Cathedral to hold our thanksgiving service in October, and have one of our new homes - Donec Mews - opening by Princess Alexandra, our Royal Patron.

With the help of our supporters we raised thousands of pounds for FitzRoy, and celebrated the amazing work of the charity over the last 50 years.

So from all of us...thank you! And here's to another 50 years supporting adults with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible.

John Williams' reflections

John Williams is one of the founders of FitzRoy and the first Chairman of the charity.  We were delighted that John was able to join us to help us celebrate 50 years of FitzRoy - inspiring us with stories of the foundation of the charity and participating in some of our flagship events.

John felt compelled to put pen to paper to reflect on Elizabeth FitzRoy's legacy.  Read his thoughts here -  John Williams - Elizabeth's legacy (PDF).