Maggie van Koetsveld Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers and photos recording the administration and judging of the Creative Activities Contest run by the Leonard Cheshire Foundation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Maggie van Koetsveld met Group Captain Leonard Cheshire in 1968. At the time she was an Occupational Therapist living near to Hydon Hill Cheshire Home and was encouraged by him to get involved with his work.

Maggie was a member of the Hydon Hill Management Committee for 12 years and Chairman of the same committee for 4. In 1988 she became a Trustee of the then Leonard Cheshire Foundation and a Vice President upon retirement.

For 10 years she ran the Creative Activities Contest which took place amongst all the Cheshire Homes across the world.


Arranged as deposited in date order.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is granted by appointment with the Archivist, address: Leonard Cheshire Disability Archive Centre, Newlands House, Main Street, Netherseal, South Derbyshire, DE12 8DA email

Acquisition Information

Donated by Maggie van Koetsveld in 2001.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is subject to copyright law and access is subject to the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation.