Muscular Dystrophy UK has released a press statement following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
Prince Philip became patron of the charity in 1966 following a request from Lord Richard Attenborough, who served as the charities president for 30 years until 2002.
Catherine Woodhead, chief executive of Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: “Through the decades, Prince Philip has helped to raise awareness and promote understanding of this vitally important cause.
“Muscular Dystrophy UK will remain forever grateful to our patron, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.”
Tanvi Vyas is a trustee of Muscular Dystrophy UK and met the duke at Buckingham Palace in 2016. She said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to meet Prince Philip and rather surreal sharing a stage with him.
“I found him really charismatic, charming and well-humoured.”
In 2017 when Prince Philip retired, Robert Meadowcroft, chief executive of Muscular Dystrophy UK said: “His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has been our dedicated patron for over 50 years.
“We cannot thank him enough for his active support.
“Through the decades, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has helped to raise awareness and promote understanding of this vitally important cause.
“We at Muscular Dystrophy UK will remain ever grateful to our patron.”
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