Elsie Normington Foundation


Elsie Normington Foundation was created after Elsie Normington launched her inspirational book The Silent Doorbell www.thesilentdoorbell.com which recounts the story of bringing up her son Andrew who has a learning disability. It is a story of tragedy to triumph and since Andrew has settled in his own home, Elsie’s passion has not diminished for people with learning disabilities. She stills sees and hears of many parents who struggle with the challenges of parenting disabled children.


Parents need HELP and Children/ Young people need to SOCIALISE with their friends. ENF has been set up to create a specialist centre complex to provide these services not only for Inverness but to serve the Highlands.


ENF has a Board of Trustees who meet on a regular basis to oversee the work of the charity. To date the charity has completed their Business Plan, Funding Strategy, negotiated land with Highland Council and working in partnership with Highland Council who will build the supported Housing element on the site. Secured two organisational partners who have long term track record in delivering childcare services and short break services.


ENF also has a committed Community Fundraising Team who meet on a regular basis to plan and deliver various fundraising events.


Elsie Normington

Founder and Chairperson

Jonathan Innes

Trustee & Treasurer

Ian Matheson


Rosie Jardine

Trustee and Vice Chairperson

Iain Stewart


Iain Boyd

Trustee & Secretary

Helen Aird


Bill Dickson


David Sutherland

Trustee and Chairman of the Haven Centre Fundraising Appeal


Gordon Fyfe

PR Advisor

John Gallon

Learning Disability Advisor