Our patron

Her Majesty the Queen has been our patron since 1980. Since then, Her Majesty has played an influential role in the work that we do.

In 2014, she and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception at St James's Palace celebrating our work in the UK and around the world.

When our founder passed away in 1992, the Queen used her Christmas message to pay tribute to his work

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 the Queen