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Lord Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90

August 25, 2014

Sad news this Bank Holiday, readers. This is relevant to Same Difference because Lord Attenborough was Honorary Life President of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Acclaimed actor, director and producer, Lord Richard Attenborough is one of this country’s most distinguished citizens. He was appointed a CBE in 1967, knighted in 1976 and created a life peer in 1993. Lord Attenborough first found out about the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign when visiting a local hospital fetee in 1962 where he was greatly affected by the plight of the boys living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

From that very day he offered his support to us, contributing greatly to raising the profile of the charity and generating hundreds of thousands of pounds. He served as President for 30 years, from 1972 until 2002, when he became an Honorary Life President. Lord Attenborough remains an inspirational supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The Richard Attenborough Fellowship Fund was established in 2012 to honor Lord Attenborough’s committment to world-class research by offering research fellowships.

RIP Sir. Many, many thanks for using your fame and fortune for doing so much to improve the lives of disabled people.

 

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