Royal Trinity Hospice’s record of providing 125 years care to Kensington and Chelsea residents was celebrated last night at a special reception hosted by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford.

 Last year 148 patients from Kensington and Chelsea benefitted from Trinity’s services and 40 friends and relatives of patients accessed its bereavement support service.

To mark its 125th anniversary the hospice has launched a special fundraising campaign to raise £3.5 million to establish a centre in the Royal Borough from which staff can work to support local residents in their own homes.

 Speaking at the reception the Royal Borough’s Mayor Cllr Mrs Rutherford said “For 125 years Trinity Hospice has been caring for our residents at a very emotional and critical time in their lives. I am delighted to be able to host this reception as a sign of our gratitude for the dedicated care it has provided over the years and to be able to help support its anniversary campaign.  It is a further opportunity for the Royal Borough and Trinity to work together for the good of our community.”

 Dallas Pounds, Chief Executive of Royal Trinity Hospice, said “We would like to thank the Mayor for hosting this reception at this exciting time for the charity. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the people of the Royal Borough who volunteer, fundraise and shop at Trinity – without you, we could not continue. We look forward to serving the people of Kensington and Chelsea for another 125 years.”

 Former Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Charles Williams chose Royal Trinity Hospice as his Mayoral Charity during his year in office in 2013/14.

Trinity will also be hosting a special 125 Anniversary Ball to help raise the vital funds needed to contiue providing our care. You can find out more and book your tickets here