Thanks to the fantastic support we received for our emergency 'Survive and Thrive' appeal, our expert services have survived the immediate financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We needed to raise £500,000 by the end of September to ensure our services could continue to provide advice and life-changing support to disabled people; helping each person to develop key life skills, increase mobility and maximise their independence. Support from across the country has meant that we've raised a fantastic £551,077 since June!
TV star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Emma Barton, has taken her love of walking and turned it into a fundraising challenge to raise money for QEF. Emma is Patron of our Survive and Thrive emergency appeal and she took on her own ‘Reach the Peak – The Big Climb’ challenge on Sunday (6th September) raising £1,200.
TV star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Emma Barton, has been announced as Patron of QEF's Survive and Thrive emergency appeal.
Emma, who has lived in the Guildford area for more than 20 years, marked the occasion with a socially distanced visit to the Leatherhead charity’s new Care and Rehabilitation Centre on Saturday 8th August. She was welcomed by staff and several clients; each of whom are relying on QEF’s expert Neuro Rehabilitation Service to help rebuild their lives after an acquired brain injury, stroke or neurological illness.
QEF’s Neuro Rehabilitation Service (NRS) works closely with the NHS and case managers to provide expert neuro rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injuries, neurological illness, stroke or incomplete spinal injury; enabling people to regain key skills and rebuild their lives. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialist nurses, therapists and support workers provide an integrated service; enabling clients to maximise their independence and build a brighter future.