Blanche d’Alpuget first visited Inala in 1999 through her interest in Rudolf Steiner. She was convinced Inala was unique, important and worthy of her support and agreed to become Patron shortly after. Since this time Blanche has been involved in many Inala events and Inala is honoured that she has shown such commitment and enthusiasm supporting people living with disabilities.


Blanche is the author of ten books including seven novels and has won a number of literary awards for both fiction and non fiction. She took a break of 13 years from writing while establishing a consultancy business with her husband, the Hon. R.J. Hawke. She is currently working on the final novel of a quartet, The First Plantagenets, about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, that will be published in 2018.