Windsor Castle hosted a black-tie event at the end of last month in support of Thames Hospice.

More than 25 guests were welcomed to the magnificent residence by Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle and his wife, Lady Nicola Perowne. Guests gathered in the historical Norman Tower at Windsor Castle to find out more about how the new hospice will help families facing life-limiting illnesses.

The Thames Hospice have been serving the local community for more than 30 years, with demand for end-of-life and palliative care reaching an all time high. To accommodate this growth, the Hospice were granted planning permission to build a new, larger hospice by Bray Lake.

The total cost of the new build is more than £22m, with an appeal to raise funds launched in 2017. Over half of the target has been raised by there is still a way to go.

Sir James Perowne said: “It was an honour and privilege to host this special evening for Thames Hospice and its supporters. The Hospice plays a vital role in the community, supporting thousands of local people each year through life’s most difficult time. I hope many of the guests will get behind this very worthy cause and offer their support for the new hospice build.”

Debbie Raven, Chief Executive, Thames Hospice, said: “My sincere thanks to Sir James and Lady Nicola for welcoming everyone to their beautiful home, it was a very successful evening.

“It was an honour for us to be in the company of such esteemed guests and my colleagues and I look forward to raising the funds needed to complete our new hospice build.”