The Mae Murray Foundation has been set up to allow people of all ages and abilities to take part in activities, experience the world and enjoy friendship together in an inclusive environment.
Mae Murray, who passed away in 2012, was the mother of our chairperson, Alix Crawford. There was nothing Mae loved more than designing ways and means to ensure that her granddaughter, Talia – who has cerebral palsy – experienced opportunities that most of us take for granted. Mae was one of the Silent Givers and the embodiment of everything that the foundation now represents.
Alix said: “Making sure Talia had a fun and positive quality of life, on a daily basis, was Mae’s ongoing goal and she succeeded. Our lives were enriched each day because of her. Of course, the void she left cannot ever be filled, but the ethos she embraced, with others like her, can be replicated.”
Is someone within your family circle, or a friend:
- Working away quietly in the background?
- Perhaps dedicating love, understanding and that great rarity – time – often at the expense of their own?
Can you imagine the difference that could be made to the quality of life of others, if as a society in general, we all invest time and interest in one another ?
Each of us has the ability and means to make a real impact simply by participating together and recognising one another to be of equal, inseparable value.
Our Mae Murray Foundation logo of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly depicts the progress and change we wish to see, bringing freedom of choice and spreading of wings to all.
To create an inclusive society.
To improve quality of life through participation, of all-abilities, together.
The Mae Murray Foundation has been set up to allow people of all ages and abilities to
take part in activities, experience the world and enjoy friendship together in an inclusive
We recognise one another to be of equal and inseparable value, regardless of: – physical or
learning ability; medical or undiagnosed condition; age or caring role. Families and individuals
are welcome to join us, regardless of their religious, cultural or political beliefs; ethnicity;
gender identity or sexual orientation.
Our work includes delivering a range of innovative all-ability projects for different age groups,
as well as designing and implementing permanent solutions in everyday environments to break
down unnecessary barriers to participation.
To improve quality of life for all
To influence and nurture positive attitudes
To take a holistic approach to include individual and family centred services
To benefit the public, especially those who may need additional support
Our Core Values
Our core values, together with our bannerline (Creating Change Together), define and guide our
work. These values underpin our strategic plan and operational delivery.
We will; –
The voice of lived-experience leads our work and we support the right of members of all ages,
including those who are non-verbal, to be heard.
We are committed to working tirelessly to learn, adapt and improve to deliver true inclusion for
all and empower individual potential.
We are committed to working collectively: both internally and externally, building our staff &
volunteer community together with other organisations and stakeholders to deliver our vision.
Leading by example, we will influence and create fundamental change.
Sustainable solutions and best practice models of excellence for a better, inclusive
Policies & Procedures: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BJKARiPScoGwEr-a1FmHs-2D2rFpAEqw/view?usp=sharing
Strategic Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H26zIXr-HpUwawa92jjqNNbMKZaY1atg/view?usp=sharing
Other Useful Downloads
N.I.Executive A Strategy to Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities Annual Report 2013/14
SPARCLE – A study of children with CP living in Europe Executive Summary
OFMDFM Active Ageing Strategy 2016-21