Supporters assembled at 10 Downing Street on 17th July 2012, for a reception hosted by Samantha Cameron to celebrate the success of Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope (ELoH).
The event was held to reflect upon ELoH’s achievements in providing financial support to specially chosen partner organisations in countries where help for amputees is needed the most. The evening featured the debut of a poignant film, which had creative input from award winning Director Vadim Jean. The film documented the charity’s story and its partnership with charities such as Street Child of Sierra Leone.
The star studded guest list included ELoH Patron Joanna Lumley, Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller MP, philanthropist Dr Chai Patel CBE, former head of the British Army General Sir Richard Dannatt and founder of Street Child of Sierra Leone Tom Dannatt.
Over the next five years, ELoH’s ambition is to raise £3.5m in order to provide comprehensive and sustainable support for up to 5,000 more vulnerable amputees via low-cost prosthetics, vital operations, educational, social and psychological assistance.
Sarah Hope, Co-Founder of Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, said:
“This reception and film are huge milestones in the journey of Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope to help give amputees a new life.
“We are enormously grateful to the team at No. 10 for hosting such a wonderful event, and hope that it will help make more people aware of ELoH’s life changing work.”