We'd like to say a massive congratulations to the eighteen runners who all finished the Virgin London Marathon 2017 yesterday to raise over thirty thousand pounds for QEF!
So, to Helen Wells, Chloe Ridyard, Sarah Thomas, Jozef Podsiadly, Will Ethelston, Ann Mathiesen, Ajay Raval, Claire Smy, Jason Martin, David Welch, Chuan Lim, Daniel Smith, Gary Macfarlane, Andy Sharp, Daniel Whyte, Timothy Coup, Emily Watson, Scott Wilson - thank you!
We hope that having trained for months and dedicated time and effort to fundraising it all paid off when crossing the finish line!
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) was proud to welcome Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the parliamentarian, multiple Paralympic medal winning wheelchair racer and tv presenter as guest speaker at its Spring Ladies Lunch fundraising event at Epsom Downs Racecourse this week.
QEF had a very special visitor today. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne the Princess Royal came to QEF to visit gap year students on work placement from Lattitude UK, a partner charity of which she is patron.
The Princess Royal also met residents at Dorincourt and opened the new Infozone, an IT facility sponsored by the Karten Network and the QEF Spring Ladies Lunch Committee. The Infozone offers computers that can be controlled using accessible methods including an Eyegaze eye-movement tracking sensor.
We would like to announce that we have welcomed Karen Deacon as QEF’s new chief executive.
Karen joins QEF from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) where she has been director of adult social care. She has previously worked at Young Epilepsy following a career in the NHS and is a nurse by background.