The Lady Taverners pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher
The Lady Taverners were saddened by the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher. The Lady Taverners owe their formation to Baroness Thatcher, who set the (previously) all-male club a problem. Traditionally, each Prime Minister had been made an honorary member of The Lord's Taverners. As this was not possible, Margaret Thatcher was awarded the title of honorary Lady Taverner No. 1 shortly after she came to office. The Lady Taverners were formed in 1987, with the new PM as LT1.
The Lady Taverners understand the massive potential sport has to encourage boys and girls of all abilities to get out, keep fit and be part of a team. By donating sports equipment, specially made wheelchairs, hoists for swimming pools, sensory equipment and putting on fun days, sport and recreation can be made accessible to everyone.
Over the past quarter of a century funds have been raised in our 25 regions around the country, to help enhance the lives of young people with special needs and from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 25 years over £12 million has been raised by The Lady Taverners and, as a result of being the first Lady Prime Minister, we can thank Margaret Thatcher for this amazing achievement.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to the family.