With our support, the Queen Elizabeth Foundation has raised a whopping £551,077 to help them to continue their expert services after the initial threat of Covid-19 on their cashflow. They are now able to continue providing life-changing support to disabled people across the country. Over 2,453 people took part in events or made a donation.
QEF Chief Executive, Karen Deacon said “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received for our emergency appeal. Everyone who has donated has been part of QEF’s lifeline during a time of national crisis... we have managed to keep our residential care services open throughout the pandemic, working hard to keep frontline staff and vulnerable service users safe... The future of the charity is looking more secure, although full recovery is still some way off.”
Emma Barton, TV star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist, was Patron of QEF’s ‘Survive and Thrive’ appeal. She met several neuro rehabilitation clients at the CRC, helped to raise awareness of the appeal and even took on her own 13 mile Reach the Peak challenge with friends, raising over £1,400.