Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was our Patron for more than 40 years. Here we look back at some key moments.
Perhaps this shining example of what a human being can achieve in a lifetime of dedication can inspire in the rest of us a belief in our own capacity to help others.Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II recognising our founder in her 1992 Christmas Speach
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended an evening reception at our international week conference in the Tara Hotel, Kensington. This event was held as part of the International Year of Disabled People.
After five years of fundraising and renovation, The Queen opened our hotel for disabled people at Park House, Sandringham. We had originally been offered the use of Park House on the Sandringham Estate in 1982.
The Queen visited our Mayfield House in Edinburgh. Mayfield House was our first service in Scotland.
The Queen gave the closing address at the UK Foundation National Conference at Ascot Racecourse. She told delegates that the development of Homes and Services and their benefits to people with disabilities was “a tribute to a man with firm determination and confidence in the human spirit”.
The Queen attended a reception at St. James’s Palace to mark our 60th anniversary. She met with guests from the UK and across the world.
Three young disabled campaigners from our Young Voices project become some of the first ever to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Award. They were presented with the award by The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
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We mourn with the world at the loss of such an inspirational, caring, and dedicated leader. We send our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty’s family and friends.
An official online book of condolence has been set up if you would like to pass on your messages.