“I am honoured to be Patron of Abigail’s Footsteps and to help raise awareness and improve conditions for the parents and families of those who suffer such a tragic loss.”
Lady Astor of Hever [Liz] is the daughter of the late Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax, of Quality Street and toffee fame. She worked as a model, a teacher and a head hunter before her marriage to her husband Johnnie, and has written two books, a memoir and a novel. She has done extensive charity work, leading fund raising treks through Inner Mongolia, Cuba, to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and to Machu Picchu. She is a Vice President of the National Autistic Society and Patron of many other autism charities, including charities that support those with learning disabilities, dyspraxia and still birth.
As a much valued Patron of Abigail’s Footsteps, Lady Astor has been at the forefront of the charity’s work helping bereaved families and educating maternity staff in how to best help everyone who suffers the loss of a baby.