Former Mayor of Havant presents £6,000 cheque

12th June 2018

The Mayor of Havant, Elaine Shimbart, was given a warm welcome at FitzRoy’s day and community service in Waterlooville as she presented them with a cheque for £6,000. The money will be used to help people with learning disabilities and autism learn new skills, have access to new technology and cultivate their independence.

FitzRoy is a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism to live the lives they choose and be an active part of their local communities. The Waterlooville day and community service runs a range of classes to help develop essential skills such as managing money, getting the most out of computers, and learning the art of cooking.

The generous donation was raised after several fundraising activities and events held throughout the Mayor’s year in office. She presented the cheque to Anna Galliford, Chief Executive of FitzRoy, FitzRoy staff and the people who use the day and community service.

Anna Galliford said:

“We are incredibly grateful for the support that the Mayor of Havant has given us during the year. The money raised will make a huge difference to the people we support in the community.”


Notes to editors

  • For more information contact Alex Thwaites, Head of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising, on 01730 711 103, 07811 526829, or email thwaites@fitzroy.org
  • FitzRoy is a national charity that transforms the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them live more independently at home and in the community. We listen to people, helping them make their own choices. We believe disabilities shouldn’t exclude or hold people back from doing the things they want to do.
  • FitzRoy runs 91 locations across England and provides flexible support to over 800 adults with the support of around 900 staff nationally.
  • FitzRoy was founded in 1962 by Elizabeth FitzRoy whose son, Michael, had Down’s syndrome. She pioneered a new vision, to support adults with learning disabilities to live more independently, rather than in the institutional care which was available at the time.
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