Many people are looking for ways to remember Queen Elizabeth II with affection as the entire world mourns her passing on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96.
The Queen, however, provided her support across a variety of charities over the course of her 70-year reign. Whether it was by serving as a royal patron or as president to a major charity or an independent one, the Queen has been active in the community.
What charities did the Queen support?
Her Majesty was associated with more than 600 charities during her reign, they included promoting opportunities for young people (Girlguiding, Combined Cadet Force, Sea Cadets) and the preservation of wildlife and the environment (Royal Forestry Society, The Campaign to Protect Rural England, Royal Scottish Geographical Society). In 2012, when the Queen celebrated her 60th year on the throne, research from the Charities Aid Foundation found that she was among the world’s greatest. The Queen spent more than 75 years as a Royal Patron of Devon mental health charity Step One, beginning when she was a princess.
The Queen has set an amazing example,” said CAF`s chief executive John Low told the Guardian in 2012, when it comes to her charitable support making an enormous difference to millions of people up and down the country; doing more for charity in the last 70 years than probably any other monarch in history. The Queen’s work for charities of all types is an example to all of us. Throughout her reign as Britain’s longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II was a tireless and passionate supporter of charities and organizations across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
The affect the Queen has had on charities
Earlier this year, a survey found that 15% of people were more likely to give to a charity if the Queen was involved with it. Indeed, thousands of pounds worth of donations have been fundraised in her honour – most recently during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
As Little Lives UK pay tribute to the Queen, we remember her support for children, young people and families. There has previously been much commentary about the Queen`s life of dutiful service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations. But it`s perhaps less well known that she played an active role in raising money for many hundreds of good causes.
Her Majesty was a passionate advocate for the rights of blind and partially sighted people and generously hosted many receptions. Over her long reign, Her Majesty was committed to improving the wellbeing of children and young people, and had been a great supporter.
Little lives UK thoughts are with all charities for whom the Queen served as royal patron, and with the countless organisations, communities and individuals whose lives she touched. Charities from across the UK including Little lives UK have paid tribute to the Queen following her death. The Queen is a truly global figure who is generous in her leadership. She was an inspiration to many during her record-breaking reign.
Thank you to Her Majesty The Queen
Her passion for bettering the lives of people in this country will continue to guide as to us in supporting children with disability and children who are from disadvantaged background. People from all corners of the globe know of Queen Elizabeth II, and she has been an icon for decades. While she may not have tangible political power, the scope of her influence is undeniable. In her role as Queen, she had a variety of jobs, ranging from hosting diplomacy events to influencing trends, but one of her most important roles is that of Charity. She had committed her life to serving others, and her example has set a precedent for others.
Little Lives UK appreciates the support she has provided to charities and volunteerism throughout her life. Through her public duties, Queen Elizabeth II has shown great concern and compassion for children and families in need. Queen Elizabeth II’s impact on charity around the world has created a legacy that will last for centuries.
Thank you to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.