On International Women's Day, Her Majesty The Queen Consort has highlighted a number of impressive women who she has engaged with over the past year, including Coram Beanstalk's longest-standing reading helper volunteer, Peta.

Her Majesty The Queen Consort, said:

"International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate female achievement, to encourage and inspire one another, and to thank the women in our lives for their contribution to society.  I would like to take this opportunity to highlight just some of the remarkable women whom I have had the privilege of meeting over the past year." 

"To me, they represent, not only themselves and their own efforts, but also the millions of brilliant women who make a difference each day.  Because, to steal a quote, 'Behind every great woman…is another great woman'."

Peta Travis has been a volunteer reading helper for 44 years for Coram Beanstalk, supporting over 130 children with their reading at a school in London.

Hear Peta talking about her volunteering here:

Read the full story of the inspirational women Her Majesty celebrated on International Women's Day here