Clare, Countess of Euston, confirmed as a new Patron
13th April 2016
Clare, Countess of Euston, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, announced as the Patron for the charity.
Clare Euston was born in Derbyshire in 1951.
She grew up and was educated in the Scottish Borders. She has an MA in Modern History from London University, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia.
She has worked all her life within the voluntary sector. She was Vice-Chairman in London of the Mental Health Foundation, and Chairman of the Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties. She was a Trustee of the Henry Smith Charity for twenty-five years. She is a past Chairman of St. Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St. Edmunds, and a past Vice-Chairman of the Suffolk Community Foundation.
From 2004 – 2005, she was High Sheriff of Suffolk. From 2005 to 2010, she was independent chair of the Suffolk Strategic Partnership.
She married James, Earl of Euston in 1972. They have five children and nine grand-children. She was widowed in 2009. She lives at Euston in Suffolk, where she is a partner in the farm business, and takes a particular interest in breeding Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk Punch Horses.
Conservation of the Suffolk countryside for the benefit of future generations, is at the heart of everything on the Euston Estate.
Clare, Countess of Euston was appointed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk in December 2014.