Nalini and Krupa Pattni welcomed at Prime
Nalini and Krupa Pattni outside 10 Downing St
Samantha Cameron hosts reception in support
of St Luke’s Hospice at No.10 Downing Street
Samantha Cameron, who is
married to Prime Minister David Cameron, attended a reception at Number 10
Downing Street, organised by St Luke’s Hospice.
Samantha Cameron welcomes Nalini & Krupa Pattni and St. Luke's supporters
St Luke’s is the local
hospice for Harrow and Brent in London. It cares for people whose illnesses are
no longer curable, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life.
Many of the guests at the
reception had their own personal experience of the care and support St Luke’s
had provided to family members, which had motivated them to
support St Luke’s.
and Krupa have been supporting raising funds for St Luke's for awhile now.
St Luke's was the chosen
Charity to be invited by her on 17th May 2016, to acknowledge some of the key figures who have supported St
Luke's with Fund Raising
events over the years.
Nalini said: “We were fortunate
enough to be on the invitee list.
It was a lovely reception and was a privilege to be there. I shook Samantha
Cameron’s hand and spoke to her.
It was an amazing evening and a once in a
lifetime opportunity - thanks again to Samantha for hosting the
St Lukes Supporters with Pam Russel, Head of Fund Raising Team
Message from Nalini
Our most sincere & humble thank you to all our Community members who were
there to support Krupa & myself, at
such fund raising events.
They are the once to receive our gratitude first
Secondly, I wish to share is this new project StLuke's have launched.
It opens another door to use their facilities in a way they have described below.
I request all our
"What better then supporting our local Charity & see the difference it
makes to those who need such care in their time of need."
Message from St Luke's new service now being established.
The new Single Point of
We are fundraising for our new Single Point of Access Service which provides a
24 hour helpline for patients in the last year of life and their families
(whether or not the patient is currently
known to St Luke’s).
If the family
experience a crisis at home they can call the helpline and a St Luke’s nurse
will provide advice and reassurance, contact the patients healthcare professional,
or send an emergency team
from St Luke’s out directly to look after the patient.
This avoids the
situation where a family in crisis get frightened, call 999, and the patient
ends up dying in hospital where this is not their wish.
If any families would like to make a pledge in advance of the event, we will ensure that they are included in the thankyous
on the night.