Welcome to a very special blog post indeed from the Palace of Westminster! Sabrina, David & Sandra Islip and I were invited by a very good friend and fellow professional photographer David Court to photograph a charity event for St Francis Hospice.
The event was hosted in the State Rooms, Speakers House in the House of Commons, which is normally inaccessible to the general public. We were humbled to be asked by David to help cover this event as St Francis Hospice, which is such a worthy charity, enables people to stay in their own homes but also provides specialist care in their hospice when it is needed.
The event was hosted in the State Rooms at the invitation of Andrew Rosindell MP and The Speaker The RT Honourable John Bercow MP; the aim of the evening was to celebrate and support the valuable work of the community nurses. I really cannot put into words just how much it must mean to people suffering from cancer and the many other life limiting illnesses to retain their home environment. It is at times like these both Sabrina and I feel so blessed to have our health and independence, so to give a little back to help others maintain some independence in their life did not need thinking about twice.
There was a champagne and canapé reception with speeches given by Richard Madeley the charity’s Patron, local MP’s and one of the hospice’s consultants. This hospice needs 7 million pounds per annum to run so it really is vital that these charity events are a success to ensure that the hospice remains in the public eye.
We would just like to say a huge thank you to David Court for allowing us to be a part of this event and also to David’s wife Pam Court who is the CEO of St Francis Hospice; the work you do is amazing and long may it last.
Just two images today; my gorgeous wife Sabrina with Richard Madeley and another of Sabrina with Sandra Islip chatting with Richard Madeley again…lucky man!
Have a great weekend.
Kevin & Sabrina 🙂