Judy Fryd

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Judy Fryd (31 October 1909 – October 2000) was a British campaigner for mentally handicapped children and the founder of The National Association of Parents of Backward Children, now Mencap.

She was born Caroline Joyce Manning at Hornsey, London. After attending Minchenden School, she studied economics and political science at Ruskin College, Oxford. She married John Fryd and their daughter Felicity was born with a learning disability. Their experiences led her to campaign for better support for such children and their families.

In October 2009 it was announced that she would feature on a new first class Royal Mail postage stamp.[1]


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  1. ^ Youde, Kate (7 October 2009). "Mencap founder Judy Fryd to feature on first class stamp". Third Sector. Retrieved 27 October 2009.