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International Women’s Day 2018

Founder’s story highlighted in media as part of International Women’s Day 2018

We’re proud of our heritage as an organisation founded by a strong, courageous, visionary woman, and especially proud today that Helen Taylor Thompson’s story has been told by the BBC as part of their “100 Women feature”.
View Helen’s interview here

International Women’s Day: The 93-year-old spy still keeping war secrets

Helen Taylor Thompson sent coded messages to spies in occupied France during World War II.

“One mistake and someone’s life could have been in danger,” she says.

Ms Taylor Thompson signed the Official Secrets Act aged 19 and was part of what was known as then Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “secret army”.

She went on to set up Europe’s first Aids hospice and is still working today with her education charity.