Our Patron - Her Majesty The Queen

Our patron is Her Majesty the Queen, who has supported our work since 1946.

The Queen became our patron shortly after her first visit to St Loye’s (as Step One was formerly known) in 1946, as Princess Royal.

Step One is honoured to have the continued support of the The Queen, and we have welcomed her on several visits over the years to open facilities and meet our staff.

In her Diamond Jubilee year in 2010, The Queen visited our Exeter offices with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

In 2016 our trustees and fundraising supporters were delighted to attend The Patron’s Lunch at The Mall in London. The lunch marked the Queen’s 90th birthday, and organisations and charities who enjoy the Queen’s patronage were invited to attend the celebration.

The Queen's visit in 1946
The Queen's visit in 1946
The Queen at the Flower Ball in 1952
The Queen at the Flower Ball in 1952
The Queen opens Northcott House in 1979
The Queen visiting in 2010
The Queen visiting in 2010
The Patron's Lunch in 2016
The Patron's Lunch in 2016

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