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RNIB CEO's statement on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

Matt Stringer, RNIB CEO, said: 

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.  

“Her Majesty became RNIB’s Patron upon her accession to the throne in 1952 and during this time made a tremendous contribution to our work. 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.    

“We are immensely grateful for Her Majesty’s longstanding support which has made such a difference to the lives of people with sight loss across the UK.  

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family and everyone who has been affected by this sad news.”