We have a rolling calendar of events from small, private Patron hosted dinners to large scale gala fundraisers and awareness evenings. For more information and details on upcoming events please contact us.

 

August 2021: Collaboration with One Step Together 10KM Richmond Park Walk

It started with a desire to help pandemic stricken India.  Alka Marwaha and her team Sumaiya Gelu, Namrita Maghnani, Anita Chaudhary and Mona Dhir selected St Jude Child Care India to support as they formed One Step Together.  
Following much planning, a group of 70 or so amassed at Richmond Park on a cloudy but exhilarating Sunday morning at the start of August - grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, children, friends and even a loyal dog.  Greeted with pre-prepared goody bags, maps and huge smiles we split into two groups: walking either 6k or 10k.
 
The best known way to appreciate any location is to walk it and we were indeed spoilt with the glorious views and morning misty air of Richmond Park.  The expanse of green fields and aged trees was stunning. The huddles of deers in the misty light was wonderful to behold (and no doubt contributed to an extra few kilometres as some walkers went off piste to get a closer look!).

Some of us sauntered and some moved at a faster pace but always within the groups there was cheerful banter and people enthusiastically meeting for the first time, eager to share stories about their lives and reasons for supporting St Judes.

The weather was perfect - the clouds kept everyone cool and even a short sharp downpour was appreciated for allowing us to huddle under a magnificent tree canopy and deliberate some studiously pre-prepared questions and facts about Richmond Park.

Finally arriving back at the Collici Gate Cafe, the sight of hot tea, samosas and pastries was like a beacon to celebrate our final steps and an incredible £12,500 plus has been raised in donations so far. 
At the end, mobile numbers were exchanged and advice was shared (amongst other things, on healthy living, charitable endeavours and dog care). The last request on everyone’s lips as they departed was for One Step Together to turn this fund-raising enterprise into an annual event! 

    

  

September 2019: Patron Gala Event

In September 2019 we held our biennial gala evening at Unilever House, hosted by our newest Patron Alan Jope. The evening was a resounding success raising almost £100,000 which will go towards operating costs of 2 St Judes Centres for a year at our Cotton Green Campus in Mumbai.

Accompanying a delicious dinner were some exceptional wines donated by Haut Bailly and Famillie Hugel.

Louise Callinan, a mezzo soprano delighted the audience with a beautiful medley , and Jon Snow (Channel 4 News) was our auctioneer extraordinaire helping raise much needed funs from the sale of some fabulous donated items including a cricket bat signed by Sachin Tandulkar!

Thanks to all who cam and supported us

    

 

March 2019: Magic of India: Holi colour dance party

Let's celebrate the beginning of spring with this colourful fun event. There will be a marquee depending on the weather.

Drummers, Dancers, DJ-popular Capital FM type music and Bollywood.Dry Colour Play (safe food grade colour, washes off), Hot Food Stalls.

Limited Capacity. Only Pre-booking. So book now.

Supported by Camden Council. Friendly, festive, fun event. Buy your Raffles tickets here to support us 

 http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/raffle4Holi

 

January 2019: Trustee visit to Centres 

 Manisa Jain our fabulous Treasure visited our Thakarpukur centre in Kolkata

     

 

December 2018: Reunion 

A Reunion for St Jude ChildCare Centres admitted during 2006: All survived cancer, and are now ready to inspire other children

When Nazia Akhtar came to Mumbai’s St Jude ChildCare Centres in 2006, she was the second patient, and the very first girl, to be admitted into the residential facility for paediatric cancer patients seeking treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). Nikhil, who had a brain tumour, was in Room No 1, and Nazia, diagnosed the previous year with osteosarcoma in the knee, was in Room No 2.

“Nikhil didn’t make it,” says Nazia’s father Syed Nadeem Akhtar, who runs a small electrical goods store in Bihar’s West Champaran, eyes moist at the thought of Nikhil and his family, his daughter’s successful battle with cancer that much more meaningful with the knowledge of another parent’s tragedy. Nazia, whose left leg had to be amputated at the knee, is now almost 20, has completed a paramedical course and is waiting to find a job.

Nazia and her parents were among 20 families from across north and east India who gathered at St Judes Cotton Green campus this weekend for their first ever reunion.

These 20 are among thousands of families who have lived at some time in St Judes spotless facilities where children being treated at TMH are offered accommodation, at no cost, during the entire course of the treatment, often running into many months

pictures coming soon

 

November 2018: Inaugural Pub Quiz

On 14 November, We held our inaugural quiz night.It was a full house at the Princess of Wales Pub in Primrose Hill raising not just awareness but a fabulous £1852.

It was an evening filled with fun and laughter but there was also an element of seriousness as we discussed how St. Jude helps children with cancer and raised much needed funds.Thank you to all those who came and supported us!

For those who missed it, look out for our next quiz night. 

 

October 2017: 10th Anniversary Gala 

An evening filled with the light from the past, love from the present and hope for the future.

“Mesmerising”, “Hypnotic” and “Spell-binding” were just some of the words used to describe the world-class entertainment at the most recent St Jude India ChildCare Centres (UK) gala dinner on 10th October 2017 hosted by the Patrons and organised by the Trustees.

Once again Unilever generously provided the venue which has one of the most spectacular views over central London. Guests were greeted by an entrance decorated with flower garlands and colourful Rangoli decorations before being welcomed with champagne and canape's. The space was adorned with beautiful red, orange and gold colours, flowers and Diya’s to celebrate the upcoming Diwali celebration and provided a stunning back drop for the evening’s events. 

Aditi Mangaldas, world renowned Kathak performer and dance revolutionary, opened the evening with the first of her 2 performances which captured the guests’ imaginations with a powerful and vibrant traditional style dance.

This was quickly followed by Niall Fitzgerald KBE, Patron, St Jude India ChildCare Centres (UK) who introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Dr Miriam Stoppard OBE, the renowned broadcaster and writer, and a long-standing St Judes supporter. A short video produced and edited by volunteers in India was played, showing her recent visit to a St Judes Centre. Dr Stoppard has been at the forefront of the revolution in health information and spoke passionately and informatively about her belief in the success of St Judes; a personal and emotional appeal to all the guests.

Niall Fitzgerald then took pleasure in revealing our new visual media presentation charting the successful story behind St Jude India ChildCare Centres (UK) and the Cotton Green Centre in particular, a project funded by our previous Gala event and capable of housing 165 families. 

Guests were then served a fabulous dinner provided by Unilever House chefs and complimented by selected wines from the cellar of Nihal Kaviratne, CBE and Founder. At the end of the evening guests were treated to a final performance from the formidable Aditi Mangaldas. A very different and much more modern take on Kathak that once again transported guests to a special place.