Actress Maggie Steed met up with the Trustees and Chief Executive of the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust at the offices of Foot Anstey in Plymouth recently. She was presented with a special brooch in recognition of her patronage of Hannahs.
Maggie has been a Patron of the Trust since she officially opened Hannahwood, the young adult provision at Hannahs in Ivybridge, in 2009. The special duck brooch, made of sterling silver with 18ct yellow gold beak, legs and feet set with a diamond eye, was designed by resident jeweller at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Peter Reeves. Maggie, who comes from Plymouth, first became involved with Hannahs through her old school friend and Hannahs Trustee, Judith Waterfield.
Maggie is a well known and respected actress who has been acting for many years on stage, television and in films. She expressed her continued support of the Trust, “Hannahs is a fantastic organisation with so many different aspects to it. The ethos of inclusivity, meaning the general public become involved in the lives of disabled people, is wonderful. Hannahs is making people of all ages aware of the living possibilities for those with disabilities and giving the less able opportunities to become creative, useful members of the community. Seale-Hayne is an inspiration and a stunning idea. In this current climate where the marginalised are having a tougher time, Hannahs is becoming a guiding light”.
Hannahs Chief Executive, Bronwen Hewitt, said “We are so honoured to have Maggie Steed as our Patron. Her commitment, enthusiasm and understanding of our vision and work is exceptional”.