Residents at Dorincourt were excited to welcome Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, The Queen of Malaysia this week.

Leonore and Diane presented her with flowers on her arrival, after which Her Majesty enjoyed meeting and talking to many residents about their interests and hobbies, introducing herself as ‘Azizah’.

She watched QEF’s film ‘My life now’ about how our range of services make tangible differences to disabled peoples’ lives; helping each person to be as independent as possible. Matt, a resident at Dorincourt, features in the film and Her Majesty recognised him and acknowledged him as she watched the film.

Her Majesty, Tunku Azizah then spoke to Alex and Bobby in the physiotherapy room, who were doing specific exercises to improve muscle strength to aid with daily activities. Alex was working on strengthening his hands so that he can better control the movements of his wheelchair and Bobby was using the exercise bike to build strength in his legs.  

Her Majesty also enjoyed an art session in the Infozone, chatting to several residents about what they were creating, the types of food they liked to eat and discussing where everyone was from.   

After the generous exchange of gifts, with Matt presenting the gift from QEF to Tunku Azizah, and QEF’s President, Corinna, Lady Hamilton of Dalzell DL receiving the gift from Her Majesty, the vist came to an end.  Her Majesty left Dorincourt after spending almost 2 hours talking to staff and residents.

A team from The Malaysian High Commission are visiting QEF Mobility Services and QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services, as well as a selection of QEF shops over the next few days, to learn more about how QEF’s work supports people with disabilities to be as independent as possible.