Lord Patrick and Derek at a keyboard

Lord Patrick Beresford

The Amber Trust would like to pay tribute to Lord Patrick Beresford, who died in March, 2020, aged 85. Following a notable military career in the Royal Horse Guards and the SAS, Lord Patrick subsequently became famous for leading the British Senior Eventing team to success in the European and World Championships in the 1980s and 1990s.


Although it is not widely known, Lord Patrick played a formative role in the creation of The Amber Trust in the 1990s, having a special interest in music and blind children through his Godson, Derek Paravicini. A modest and charming man, Lord Patrick remained a loyal supporter of Amber for the rest of his life, discreetly helping to raise funds and attending events. Above all, he was a great friend to the charity, and his humour, generosity and insight will be much missed by us all.