Set in 15 acres of parkland in Much Hadham, just 15 minutes from Bishop’s Stortford, St Elizabeth’s Centre is a local charity that’s ethos is ‘Positive living and learning for people with epilepsy and other complex needs’.
The Centre has a residential special school for young people with epilepsy, neurological conditions and learning difficulties, a further education college, which has a Domiciliary Care Agency that supports young adults aged between 18 to 25 in achieving more independent living, plus a ‘village’ of modern bungalows for more than 100 residents who need adult residential care.
St Elizabeth’s also offers an integral nursing and therapy support service.
St Elizabeth’s is a charity that is naturally close to Anna Sedgbeer’s heart; having been diagnosed with epilepsy herself, she understands the challenges the condition can have on everyday living. Anna, who owns Prontaprint Bishop’s Stortford with her husband, Danial, has now taken up the challenge of running the London Marathon in April to raise funds for the charity.
“As a member of Bishop’s Stortford Running Club, I enjoy running, although nothing close to a marathon!” she explains. “However, running the marathon is on my list of things to do before I’m 40 and with only a few years to go, when I got the opportunity to take part on behalf of St Elizabeth’s Centre, it was the perfect opportunity.
“I was lucky enough to visit the Centre a few times, including last Saturday. I was able to look around the facilities and meet the people my fundraising is going to benefit, which is a fantastic motivator.”
Make a difference
In order for Anna to take part in the London Marathon, she needs to raise a minimum of £1,300. Can you lend your support to a local businesswoman raising money for a local charity? No matter how large or small the donation, any money that will help children and adults with severe epilepsy, neurological disorders, learning disabilities and other complex medical conditions would be very gratefully received.
There are a number of ways that you can support Anna and St Elizabeth’s Centre; if you’re walking past Prontaprint on Bridge Street, Bishop’s Stortford, why not pop into the shop and put a few pennies in the collection tin?
Alternatively, you could opt to donate via Anna’s Just Giving website.
However, if you want to support the charity and have a great night out, why not come along to Anna’s Fish & Chip Charity Quiz Night? Held in St John’s Hall in Stansted from 7:30pm on Saturday 10th March, tickets cost £10 per person and include a fish and chip dinner.
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