9th November 2021

Susie, a member of the Fitzalan Howard Centre, is doing a sponsored marathon’s worth of cycling during November in aid of our charity.

Our Fitzalan Howard Centre, which Susie has been a member of for two years, provides day and respite services for adults with disabilities and more complex needs. Of the centre, Susie said: “Coming to Fitzalan has helped my mental health. Now, I have a wide spectrum of friends and I participate in a lot of fun activities… When I first came to Fitzalan I was quite quiet and shy, now I have a lot to say!”

In addition to her cycle, Susie gave a speech at our recent AGM regarding how the Fitzalan Howard Centre has helped her, and she has joined our Fundraising Team as a volunteer.


Susie's first day of cycling and volunteering with the Fundraising Team

Regarding Fitzalan and her plans for the future, she said: “My ambition is to control my life and have a base, the place where I live, and for the rest of the time to be out in the community working or volunteering. I feel I am already working towards this.

“I never thought I would be able to have opportunities like this until I came to the Fitzalan Howard Centre.

“Being born with a disability is difficult, however, there are always ways around things and you should never give up. The worst thing about my disability is that people tend to see this before they see me, however, remember there is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person with a disability as more.”

You can support Susie’s November cycle for Guild Care via JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/susieherbert21/

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