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Baroness Thornhill is a Trust Patron. After a successful teaching career in Hertfordshire schools, she was elected Mayor of Watford in 2002, the first female directly elected mayor in the UK. She held this role for 16 years and is now a member of the House of Lords and the Housing spokesperson and Deputy Chief Whip for the Liberal Democrats.


‘I support the Trust because as the town’s former Mayor and now Trust Patron I have seen for myself over many years the real positive impact of their work in our community and on the lives of many individuals of all ages. My admiration only increases with every new challenge tackled!’


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