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Key people in Plan's history

Learn about some of the key people who helped establish Plan.
Katharine Marjory Ramsay

Katharine Marjory Ramsay

Katharine Marjory Ramsay's wish to set up colonies for evacuated children, combined with John Langdon-Davies' child sponsorship idea, resulted in Plan's foundation.

Esme Odgers

Esme Odgers

Esme Odgers was a Plan pioneer and directly helped hundreds of children caught up in the Spanish Civil War.

Edna Blue

Edna Blue

Edna Blue was a tireless campaigner for Plan's cause and recruited some of our very first sponsors.

Gloria Matthews

Gloria Matthews

Gloria Matthews helped expand Plan's global reach and became the organisation's first international executive director.

Anna Freud

Anna Freud

Anna Freud, daughter of Dr Sigmund Freud, established the Plan-supported Hampstead Child Therapy Clinic and led a breakthrough in child care.