We are delighted to announce that The Meath Epilepsy Charity exceeded their ‘Sustain and Maintain’ Christmas Appeal target with the support of Seymours Godalming.
The local charity, which supports adults with complex epilepsy, aimed to raise £10,000 pounds during the festive season, but thanks to the generosity of individuals, schools, and businesses, they have raised £13,500.
To help increase awareness of the appeal we ran a festive board campaign with the help of charity supporters across Godalming. Alongside pupils at Loseley Fields, Broadwater, St Edmunds Catholic Primary, and Chandler C of E School, we also raised funds by holding an office Christmas Jumper Mufti Day.
Benefits of funding
Helen Jackson, Marketing and Communications Officer for The Meath explains how beneficial the vital funding will be: “The funds will help us to continue providing the life enriching daily skills activity sessions for the people we support. The amazing amount raised equates to 450 half day sessions being funded which is a wonderful start to 2022 for us!”
“We are so grateful to Seymours for helping us to raise the profile of The Meath and our Christmas Appeal. There is no doubt that the fantastic board campaign helped to encourage donations and we would like to thank everyone who provided support – your generosity means so much to The Meath, the people we support, and their families.”
Support of Seymours
Ian Bond, Co-owner of Seymours Godalming said: “Having been lucky enough to visit The Meath last year, I gained an insight into the amazing services on offer for individuals with complex epilepsy. There are such a wonderful variety of activity sessions available to the people they support such as pottery, art, choir, gym sessions and sports.
“It is fantastic to know that the amazing amount raised through the Christmas Appeal will enable The Meath to continue running a range of sessions which provide the people they support with so much enjoyment. Our team at Seymours look forward to keeping the momentum going and we will be supporting The Meath throughout 2022.”
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Fundraising in 2022
The Meath needs to raise £500,000 annually to keep its life enhancing services running and this isn’t possible without support from the local community. The personalised 360-degree holistic health and wellbeing services on offer, ensure that residents can maximise independence and mobility, minimise pain, retain physical and cognitive function and can pursue their own goals for 2022.
However, Lucy Miguda, Fundraising Manager explains that the full cost of these services is not met by Government funding: “Without fundraised income, life for the people we support would be very different indeed as unfortunately only the very basics are covered by statutory funding.
“Fundraised income is therefore vital as we continue to provide the enhanced quality of life that the people we support deserve. We are extremely grateful to our supporters and are also delighted to have some exciting fundraising events to look forward to during 2022 which marks our 130th anniversary.”
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Seymours in the community
We love our community and are extremely proud to support local groups, organisations, and schools. We have a long-standing relationship with The Meath and you can find out more here.