Mencap founder honoured on stamp


Judy Fryd, the founder of the Mencap mental health charity, is to appear in a series of stamps celebrating Eminent Britons. The series, to be issued by the Royal mail on 8 October 2009, features historic figures from the realms of science, art, literature, politics and sport, spanning more than three centuries.

In 1946, Fryd established the National Association of Parents of Backward Children, which later became known as Mencap, after reading a letter in Nursery World magazine from the mother of a learning-disabled child. Fryd was a lifelong campaigner for disability-rights and she played a crucial role in transforming the lives of learning-disabled people and the attitudes of society.

Fellow Eminent Britons in the series include such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, William Gladstone, Henry Purcell and Sir Matt Busby.

SEN News Team
Author: SEN News Team

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