Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock recently attended the St Luke’s Hospice fete in celebration of their 25th anniversary.
Stephen with Trudy Westmore-Cox, Patron and Founder of St Luke’s Hospice
At the event, awareness was being raised on a whole range of important issues, including healthy living and how St Luke’s Hospice provides care in the local community. The fete was also supported by Ford Motor Co, Warley & Staff at Marks and Spencer, Basildon.
Stephen Metcalfe has been very keen to help champion the cause of St Luke’s Hospice during his time as Member of Parliament, and is always eager to attend their events and to show his support for this excellent local charity.
Stephen Metcalfe at the event, commented: “I have had great fun getting involved in all of the events today, and I even won something on the ring toss! But there was an important message to the day as well, St Luke’s has over the years touched many people’s lives but it is at a cost. The Hospice needs to raise over £4m a year to keep going, which through the dedication of its staff and volunteers it has now managed to do for 25 years.”
“I therefore want to congratulate them on their work, thank them for what they do and for as long as I am MP, pledge to support their work and encourage others to do the same.”