Sir Harold Evans Dies Aged 92

Sir Harold Evans and Guy Tweedy 2019

Everyone at the Thalidomide Trust is saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Harold Evans at the age of 92.

In 1972, as Editor of the Sunday Times, he campaigned tirelessly and ultimately successfully for thalidomide survivors to receive proper compensation from the UK manufacturer, Distillers Company.

Executive Director Deborah Jack said “As part of the compensation package the Thalidomide Trust was set up in 1973 and the Charity has worked for the last 47 years to build on his fantastic work and enable thalidomide survivors to achieve the best possible quality of life. We continue to provide support to the beneficiaries of the Trust who are facing increasing challenges as they age."