Our patron

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been the patron of Leonard Cheshire Disability since 1980.

1980-02-14 00:00:00

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes our patron

1981-06-01 00:00:00

The Queen attends an evening reception in London at Cheshire Homes' International Week

The International Week was part of our contribution to the International Year of Disabled People.

1981-11-01 00:00:00

The Queen offers us the use of Park House

The Queen provided the country house on the Sandringham Estate for the use of disabled people.

1983-02-01 00:00:00

The Queen opens a new wing at our Arnold House service

1986-07-01 00:00:00

Her Majesty visits our fundraiser for Park House

The fundraising event was held at Sandringham Flower Show.

1987-06-01 00:00:00

The Queen opens Park House Hotel

The Queen was joined by the charity's founder, Leonard Cheshire, at the opening of the hotel for disabled people and their carers and companions.

1990-06-01 00:00:00

Her Majesty visits Mayfield House in Edinburgh

The visit marked the 30th anniversary of the service in Edinburgh.

1991-03-01 00:00:00

The Queen opens Oakwood, our first Acquired Brain Injury service

The service specialises in the support and rehabilitation of people who have experienced brain injuries.

1991-10-01 00:00:00

The Queen visits Westwood Cheshire Home in Zimbabwe

The Queen donated a Land Rover to the home near Harare for use in their outreach programmes.

1992-10-01 00:00:00

Her Majesty attends a reception at St James's Palace

The reception was organised to help raise the profile of the charity's work.

1992-12-25 00:00:00

The Queen mentions Leonard Cheshire and his work in her Christmas broadcast

Lord Cheshire died in July 1992.

1993-03-01 00:00:00

The Queen donates to the charity from damages received from The Sun newspaper

Her Majesty received £200k in an out of court settlement from The Sun for leaking the contents of her Christmas broadcast. She donated half the settlement to our charity.

1997-10-01 00:00:00

The Queen visits Chennai Cheshire Home

The Queen opened the physiotherapy unit at Chennai (formerly Madras) Cheshire Home with items purchased as part of her gift to the home.

1998-07-01 00:00:00

Her Majesty attends a reception in Edinburgh to celebrate our golden jubilee

The reception at the Botanic Gardens was part of our World Week, marking 50 years of the work of Leonard Cheshire and his charity.

2003-02-01 00:00:00

The Queen visits Park House Hotel

2008-11-01 00:00:00

Her Majesty opens a leadership reception at St James's Palace

The reception celebrated LCD's diamond jubilee.

2008-12-01 00:00:00

The Queen opens Agnes Court

The Queen formally opened our home in Banbury.

2014-05-29 00:00:00

Her Majesty hosts a reception at St James's Palace

The reception celebrated the legacy of Leonard Cheshire and the work of Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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