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Peggy Freeman, co-founder of Sense, has passed away

26 September 2012

Peggy Freeman MBE sadly passed away aged 94 in a Nottingham hospital on 15 September 2012, following a short illness. Peggy was one of the parents who co-founded the National Deafblind and Rubella Association in 1955, the organisation which later became Sense.

Gillian Morbey CEO, Sense and Sense International and President of Deafblind International, said: 'Although small in stature, Peggy was huge in courage and determination. At a time when people thought deafblind children couldn't be educated or live full lives Peggy battled, not only for her own daughter, but what has become the whole Sense family. Peggy made a deep impression on everyone she met and many deafblind people and their families owe Peggy a huge debt of gratitude. She is our last great 'trouper' from the early days of Sense and will be sadly missed.'

You can read more on our special tribute pages on the Sense UK website.

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019