Star Wars actor Warwick Davis announced as St Barnabas Hospice patron

9th June 2017

Warwick when he opened the pioneering Hospice in the Hospital

Film star Warwick Davis has been announced as St Barnabas Hospice’s new patron.

The TV and film actor, famous for his roles in Star Wars and Harry Potter, will make his first official appearance on behalf of the charity at their anniversary celebration at Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday 11th June, from 3.30pm.

Warwick said: “I am humbled to have been asked to be the patron for St Barnabas Hospice, a charity that can make such a difference to the comfort of an individual and their family at such a difficult time. The environment and support they provide is second to none and a much needed part of the care system in this country.”

The anniversary event will celebrate St Barnabas Hospice’s 35th birthday and will include a special adapted Evensong to encapsulate a Service of Thanksgiving delivered by the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral followed by a drinks and canapes reception with special guests, long serving staff and volunteers exclusively invited.

The service is open to the public with a private reception to be held after.

Warwick has been a firm supporter of the Hospice for a number of years after holding stand-up fundraising events and officially opening the charity’s pioneering Hospice in the Hospital in Grantham.

Veronica McBain, Head of Fundraising and Marketing, said:

“We are thrilled to have Warwick’s support as our new St Barnabas Hospice patron. He has already demonstrated his commitment and understanding of our work and we are all really looking forward to working with him in the coming months.”

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