Friends of the Elderly

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"Friends of the Elderly has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting the huge social changes of the 20th Century. It was established in 1905 as The Church Army League of Friends of the Poor, following an appeal by Wilson Carlile, founder of the Church Army, for volunteers to “befriend poor families”. The initial group consisted largely of young Society ladies and a few professional men, with Princess Marie-Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, a grand daughter of Queen Victoria, as a very active President, a post she retained until her death in 1956." [1]


Accessed September 2011: [2]

Vice Presidents


Governing Council of Trustees



Resources and articles

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  1. History, Friends of the Elderly, accessed September 18, 2011.
  2. People, Friends of the Elderly, accessed September 18, 2011.