FitzRoy chosen charity for The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards
21st July 2017
FitzRoy was delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards for the second year in a row, with our Love4Life fundraising campaign chosen to benefit.
The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards is an event that recognises and celebrates excellence in the sector. This year the event was hosted by Sally Phillips, who recently fronted BBC documentary ‘A World Without Down’s Syndrome?’ and supplies the voice over for Channel 4’s ‘The Undateables’, which featured FitzRoy’s Love4Life project.
Our Chief Executive, Anna Galliford, attended the event alongside Graham Woods, a member of FitzRoy’s Business Development team, who also had the honour of judging two of the award categories.
“The National Learning Disability & Autism Awards are a fantastic celebration of the wonderful people who provide support to some of the most vulnerable in our society.
FitzRoy has been a part of this event from its very beginning. Our late Co-Founder, John Williams OBE, was the first person ever to receive the Outstanding Contribution Award.
Meeting Sally Phillips was a pleasure and she led us through the evening with great style and panache. The atmosphere this year was brilliant, and there was a real feeling of pride in the room as we all gathered together to share the excellent work being done in our sector.
Hearing the many amazing stories of outstanding support was inspirational. It is so important that we continue to recognise the stars of the learning disability sector through awards such as these. Support Workers and care professionals continue to work hard, with passion and energy despite the challenges, to improve the life chances for people with learning disabilities.”
Anna Galliford, Chief Executive, FitzRoy