Past Events


Fable 21st Anniversary Ball.
May 2016

May 21st 2016 the 21st anniversary of fable – celebrated with a rather grand ball at the Sheffield City Hall.

The glittering event was attended by guests from a number of businesses and organisations. As well as fable patron Ms Pollyanna Pickering and her daughter Anna Louise, Tom Mather and guests from corporate patrons from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Kevin Elliott and guests from corporate patrons Yorkshire Bank and David Exley and guests from our newest corporate patron Ledgard Jepson.

Dan Hatfield from Channel 4’s Posh Pawn Brokers along with paediatric consultant Dr Chris Rittey also joined in the celebrations.

The guests were left speechless as they entered for dinner to be entertained by local choir Bevox.

After magnificent food the evening was a dazzling event a speech from founder trustee Sandra Howard, followed by fun games and highlighted by a superb performance by the Drifters Revue. All in all a truly amazing night.

We are grateful to everyone that came along and supported us.





20th Anniversary Year

In this our 20th year we are hoping to raise £20.000 over and above our usual fund raising and register 20 new achievements: be it new fund raisers, new events or new announcements, along with signing up 20 Friends of Fable”.

Our friends of fable we hope will pledge their support for the next 12months and help us to help those affected by epilepsy.

There are various ways people can get involved as a friend of fable : i.e. encouraging staff to sign up for the fable flutter monthly draw.

Book a table at the 20th Anniversary Black Tie Ball on the 16th May 2015, help provide family fun day outings or financial through fundraising or a donation.

For more information please contact the office: 0114 – 2755335
The following have already contributed towards our target for which we are extremely grateful for their support.


We set ourselves a target at the beginning of our 20th year and that was to raise £20.000 over and above our usual fund raising and register 20 achievements be it new fund raisers, new events or new announcements, along with signing up 20Friends of Fable”.


Through a number of new events, fund raising and donations we have reached our target with a total of £21847.40 and 20 different events or achievements. Sadly some of this was donated in memory of Ian Lam who tragically lost his life in March 2015 and through the generosity of his family, friends, clubs and well wishes raised £8730 for fable,

Gift Aid added another £1869.41 to this total. We were sadden by his loss due to his epilepsy but are very grateful to his family for setting up a just giving page in his memory and donating all the money to fable.

Sandra Howard our founder was honoured by being chosen as Tesco’s Charitable Mum of the Year. Tesco very kindly donated to each winning mum £1000 for being shortlisted and a further £5000 for being a finalist.

We have also been delighted this year to announce two new celebrity patrons
Ryan Sidebottom and Howard Webb. They both attended our Sportsman’s dinner which was a great night of fundraising and raised £693.50. This was the first time we had held an evening of this kind.

M &S Simply Food on Ecclesall Rd Sheffield chose Fable as their chosen charity to fund raise for during their local charity support months. Their magnificent fund raising aided by their customers raised £1602.54.

Donations from two Rotary Clubs, a magazine and a housing group added another £1050 to our target.

A number of different raffles organised by Stocksbridge Cycle Club, The Yorkshire Bank, Abbeydale Sports Club, netted another £566.

Events organised by Emma Brownhill, Gareth Howard, DIY Performance, The Source as well as our own fund raising events brought in another £1335.95. It has been a marvellous 12 months that is almost over as we look forward to our 20th anniversary black tie ball and then into our 21st year. To all those that made this possible thank you.