• Roy - User and Supporter of QEF
  • Roy as a draftsman

This is Roy who did not have the best start in life. When he was 10 years old he contracted Polio followed by TB. Finally deemed fit for school at age 17 he was tutored in maths and English until a relapse required the removal of part of a lung. Recovery involved six months in bed and a year of calm convalescence. Considered as medically disabled, his only option was to attend QEF’s Training College where he took engineering. He was a neat and accurate worker and seen a good example for others. The tutoring and work placement at QEF set him on an unexpected career path.

At the age of 20 he became a draftsman tracer with Bunzi Pulp and The Paper Group. In just two years in this position he progressed to full engineering draftsman. Roy then enjoyed 37 years in work with a company that allowed him to be flexible and have the freedom to try new things.

In his early 70s Roy required major heart surgery and considered it time to get his affairs in order. He contacted QEF and asked us to use the money left in his Will to QEF to establish a facility in his family's name. We are happy to accomodate his wishes and are grateful for his support. 

“QEF were the start of a full and successful life for me, they will be a major beneficiary when I pop my clogs”.
We are very grateful to Roy for his story and generosity in his support. Leaving a legacy can be a very personal gesture.
Letting us know of your intentions can be of great help and encouragement to us as we plan for the future, and is in no way binding. As our way of thanking you, you will be joining the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Fellowship and will receive regular updates on our work as well as invitations to special events.

To join or receive further information on legacies, or the opportunity to visit a service to see how your gift could help, please don’t hesitate to contact John Chamberlain on 01372 841127 or email john.chamberlain@qef.org.uk.