Everyone at Walthew House is saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen yesterday.
Queen Elizabeth II was a patron of more than 600 charities during her lifetime, including being a patron of the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) for more than 70 years. Matt Stringer, CEO at RNIB, said “Her Majesty was a passionate advocate for the rights of blind and partially sighted people and generously hosted many receptions on behalf of our organisation. ”
Our CEO Kay Kelly, has sent a message of condolence to the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mrs. Diane Hawkins, who acts as the representative of the monarch for the region and is also the President of Walthew House.
Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.
Our volunteers have been busy transcribing messages from some of our visually impaired service users, so that these can be added by our staff to the book of condolence that has been laid out for members of the public to sign at Stockport Town Hall. More information about paying your respects can be found on the Council website.
***Please note that Walthew House will be closed on Monday 19th September as this day has been declared a Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. ***