This year local specialist care home, The Meath Epilepsy Charity has been unable to bring in their usual, vital, fundraised income from events and have been met with unexpected costs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to specialist residential care for adults who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities, the Meath offers the people they support a broad range of daily, life enhancing activity sessions at their Skills Centre and their Social Enterprise Café and shop Changing Perceptions, 133a High St, Godalming.
The Meath’s funding covers only the basic requirements of life and does not stretch to the cost of most of their life enriching daily activity sessions, regular social events and outings which offer the people they support a sense of achievement, pride, purpose and belonging. The charity’s current ‘Sustain and Maintain’ Christmas 2020 appeal is a call to arms for the community at a time of great need.
With 8 local schools kindly supporting the appeal by holding a Christmas Jumper Mufti Day on Friday 11th December (National Christmas Jumper Day), Helen Jackson, Marketing Manager at The Meath commented “It has been a tough year for schools and it means so much to us that they are kindly fundraising for The Meath during a year when usual PTA fundraising is not possible. It’s been wonderful to talk to pupils over zoom to thank them and explain how their fundraising will be making a positive difference to the people who are supported by The Meath.”
Also showing their support for The Meath in festive woollen style on 11th December are Cllr Penny Rivers, Godalming Town Mayor and Town Cllrs, Seymours Estate Agents, Godalming, The Stag on The River, Eashing and the residents of Sunrise Living Care Home, Peasmarsh. Helen explained “Residents at The Meath love Christmas Jumper Day and this year we are thrilled that so many different organisations from the local community are joining in our Christmas Jumper Mufti Day. As well as raising vital income for The Meath Christmas Appeal we hope a to raise awareness and lots of much needed festive cheer!”
Godalming Town Mayor, Penny Rivers commented that “The Meath is an integral part of our community and though we are separated this year, by wearing Christmas jumpers we join with others to show support and best wishes to all those who live and work at The Meath.”
To find out more or donate to the Meath Christmas 2020 Appeal visit www.meath.org.uk