A NEW FUND has been set up which will provide money for the building of an extension to an Elizabeth FitzRoy home for the disabled.
The fund, which was created in the memory of Michael FitzRoy. son of the founder of the homes. will pay for the addition of a storeroom and an extension to the dining room to Meadow Cottage. in Norfolk.
Michael FitzRoy. who was
himself disabled. died earlier this year. and the immediate response of friends and wellwishers was to send money for the continuing work of the charity. A total of £900 was raised and this. Mrs FitzRoy told the Herald. was how the fund began.
Meadow Cottage cares for 17 people suffering from a range of illnesses. from the blind and deal to the epileptic all of whom are also mentally retarded.
The charity was founded in 1956, and was then called the Catholic Handicapped Children's Fellowship. In 1961 the Elizabeth FitzRoy Homes came into being and. since then, have gone from strength to strength.
The contribution from Mrs FitzRoy has been recognised by the award of the Papal Cross, Pro Eeelesia ei Pontifice, and by the Queen who awarded Mrs FitzRoy the MBE in 1977.