St Edmund’s College Charity Week raises £14,000 for St Elizabeth’s
Every year St Edmund’s College selects a charity which for a week of fund raising activities and this year St Elizabeth’s, Much Hadham, was the chosen charity.
On Wednesday 25th March we proudly handed over a cheque to Sister Patricia, of St Elizabeth’s, for £14,000. Sister Patricia visited the College where she spoke so warmly of the challenges that faced the people that attend and live at St Elizabeth’s inspiring the students and staff to do all they could to raise money throughout ‘Charity Week’.
The week saw children take part in many activities ranging from cake sales to students shaving their heads, from staff being ‘gunged’ and staff netball matches to more challenging student activities of taking part in triathlons and 10k runs. So many students and staff work tirelessly throughout the week and supported of ethos of St Edmund’s supporting the wider community.
Over the last three years the College has raised nearly £60,000 for its various charities. Information about St Elizabeth’s St Elizabeth’s manage and run a School for 5-19 year olds, a College for 18-25 year olds (supported by a Domiciliary Care Agency) and a Residential Care Home with Nursing. They provide education, care and medical support for people of all ages who have epilepsy and other complex needs.
Established in 1903, they are one of the charitable works of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege (“the Congregation”), a Catholic religious congregation, founded in 1833 in Liege, Belgium.
St Elizabeth’s is one of only two national centres offering a range of services to all age groups with learning difficulties. They provide holistic care, support, health and education services in a safe environment for very vulnerable people, recognising them to be unique individuals who should be valued, supported and enabled to maximise their personal potential in all areas of life.