Princess Royal visits Latitude volunteers at Leonard Cheshire care home Alne Hall

9 October 2017

Her Royal Highness being presented with a present at Alne HallLeonard Cheshire Disability care home Alne Hall was today (6 October) visited by The Princess Royal, in her role as patron of global volunteering charity, Lattitude.

Her Royal Highness met Mr Greg Clark, chief executive officer of Lattitude, Hugh Fenn, Leonard Cheshire Disability’s executive director, UK care services, service manager Paul Elliot and flight lieutenant Paul Taylor from nearby RAF Linton on Ouse.

Her Royal Highness​ viewed facilities including a computer room and a collection of 100 photographs that celebrate the centenary of Leonard Cheshire’s birth.

Volunteer gardener Mr Martin Wintermeyer showed Her Royal Highness around Alne Hall’s sensory garden before Latitude volunteers were presented with an award. Before leaving the service, Her Royal Highness was presented with a gift and flowers from resident Philip Smith and Deborah Foreman.

Speaking of the visit, Lattitude’s Greg Clark said:

‘It’s wonderful to link up with a charity like Leonard Cheshire Disability and celebrate volunteering with our patron.’

Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Hugh Fenn added:

‘We’re delighted to able to welcome Her Royal Highness to Alne Hall, which has such special links with the local air base and our founder Leonard Cheshire.’

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Notes to editors

  • Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity. Our mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing opportunities to volunteer abroad and to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a distinctive, challenging, structured and supported overseas volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own.
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people. Our services include high-quality care and community support together with innovative projects supporting disabled people into education, employment and entrepreneurship. Worldwide, our global alliance of Cheshire partners supports disabled people into education and employment, and works in more than 50 countries.