A very special Royal visit

26th July 2018

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra visited FitzRoy’s Stepping Stones service in Suffolk this week to officially open our supported living service.

Stepping Stones is home to four young ladies we support who have been friends from a young age. Alice, Alison, Tess and Izzy all went to school together and their families always planned for them to live together one day so it’s wonderful that this dream has now been realised.

Her Royal Highness, FitzRoy’s Royal Patron, met with the young ladies, their families and FitzRoy staff, and was given a tour around their bungalow. The ladies really enjoyed showing off their new home to the Princess.

Anna Galliford, FitzRoy Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted that Her Royal Highness could come and meet the ladies and see their wonderful new home. It is inspiring to see four young women who have chosen to live together leading full and active lives just like all 20 somethings should.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have such a committed Royal Patron who has been with us during many decades of change and growth, and we thank her for giving her time to officially open the service.”

Her Royal Highness was accompanied on her visit by the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston. They were greeted by Anna Galliford and met with FitzRoy staff including North East Regional Manager Julie Bruce, Stepping Stones Service Manager Christina Palmer and Deputy Manager Shannon Hoskison.