06 February 2019

Last act of kindness from our patron, Lord Carrington at service in Westminster Abbey

Lord Carrington with Mark Cook in 1994 opening Hope and Homes for Children’s first office

The Duchess of Cornwall joined ministers and military dignitaries last week to celebrate the remarkable life of our patron, Lord Peter Carrington, who died aged 99 last year.

Lord Carrington was one of our earliest patrons, and in a final act of kindness all donations from the service were pledged to Hope and Homes for Children.

Lord Carrington’s career in public service stretched more than 70 years, and he was remembered for many achievements including services to Sir Winston Churchill’s post-war government, Foreign Secretary and his time as a Grenadier Guards tank commander in the Second World War.

Our founders, Mark and Caroline Cook, who started Hope and Homes for Children in 1994, remember him as “a great source of strength, encouragement and inspiration.” Caroline adds, “We count ourselves very lucky and privileged to have met him and that he became such a good friend over the years. We shall miss him and his wicked sense of humour enormously.”

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow and former Prime Minister Sir John Major were among those who attended the Westminster Abbey service on Thursday.

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