Seymours Godalming is helping to raise awareness of The Meath Epilepsy Charity


The Meath Epilepsy Charity is a local cause in surrey which is very close to our hearts, and our co-owners Ian Bond and Stewart Palmer were lucky to visit the organisation in Godalming for a special tour. Seymours has supported The Meath for many years as we understand just how important the charity is, not only for the residents and their families but also for our community.


During the visit Helen Jackson, Marketing and Communications Manager, and Lucy Miguda, Fundraising Manager, provided an insight into their fantastic residential facilities and skills centre which cater for adults who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities.

They explained how The Meath provides support living to residents, day clients and their families. Residents are enabled to live as independently as possible so that they can fulfil their potential. Daily activities on offer at the dedicated Skills Centre are personalised and range from arts and crafts through to sports and recreational pursuits.


Stewart commented: “The Meath exudes positive energy and we were made so welcome by the staff and residents throughout our visit. It is such a special place and it was wonderful to see the residents taking great pleasure in the activities on offer. We will do all we can to support The Meath as they require a minimum of £500,000 each year to keep their broad range of life enhancing services at the Skills Centre and Changing Perceptions running.”

Ian Bond added: “Everything is so full of life and colour at The Meath and the resident’s artwork is just incredible. It was wonderful to find out more about the role that the residents play in our community through Changing Perceptions – a fantastic social enterprise.


“Changing Perceptions is a busy café and home shop located near to our Godalming Office, at the very top of the High Street. Here, the people who are supported by The Meath create a range of wonderful gifts and home accessories that shoppers can purchase, with proceeds going straight back to the charity.”

During the tour Helen and Lucy emphasised the importance of volunteers and staff:

“The Meath really is a wonderful community and it’s the people that make it. Staff and volunteers bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise but are also fortunate to be given so much back, by the people we support. Currently one of the main challenges we are facing is recruitment and we are hiring Support Workers who have a key role for our organisation.


“Equally Volunteers are vital to our ability to offer the broad range of activities available for the people we support. Volunteers support The Meath in many different ways, be it by supporting clients in activity sessions, spending time with a resident in their home or assisting at fundraising events.”

Helen and Lucy are always looking at new fundraising opportunities and they are soon to launch a Christmas Appeal that Seymours will be helping to raise awareness of across the Godalming area. We hope that the local community will pull together and help raise as much as possible for this fantastic charity.


If you would like to find out more about The Meath and the ways in which you can provide support, please visit

If you would like to speak to Ian or Stewart about the charity and how you can help, get in touch with them here.

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