Patron Baroness Masham of Ilton DL 14 April 1935 – 12 March 2023

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Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Dowager Countess of Swinton, DSG, DL, Baroness Masham of Ilton.

Lady Masham (Sue) was made a life peer in 1970 and was the longest serving female member of the House of Lords.  She suffered a spinal cord injury racing at Catterick Point to Point in 1958 and after rehabilitation became a champion for the disabled as well as a successful Paralympian.  She was staunch supporter of many disabled charities and was invited to join INSPIRE as our senior Patron in June 2014.  She is photographed with co-Patrons, The Lady Amherst and Sir Paul Newton at a House of Lords Reception in 2015 during which we celebrated her 80th birthday.  Lady Masham died peacefully in hospital on Sunday 12th March.  God bless you Sue and  RIP.