Shivia dinner at the House of Commons (by invitation only)

Thursday 5th May 2022

6.00pm – 10.30pm

Palace of Westminster

Drinks reception in the Terrace Pavilion followed by dinner in the Churchill Room

Photos: Max Patel, Mark Rogers, Olly Belcher, Baroness Lindsay Northover, Rob Gardner, Joe Rao and Chandrani Banerjee

Special guests

Baroness Lindsay Northover, House of Lords

Rob Gardner, Director of Investments at St James’s Place

Chandrani Banerjee, Head of Livelihood Programmes in West Bengal

Joe Rao, Shivia’s Lead Consultant in India

Our fundraising auction will be hosted by Nigel Harwood of St James’s Place

This special evening is being generously supported by Max Patel of Shenley Private Wealth (Senior Partner Practice of St James’s Place)

Fundraising Auction

You are invited to bid for

A week in the Dordogne

La Bénéchié is a lovely country house situated in
the idyllic village of Hameau Bénéchié, located in
the heart of the Dordogne and only 3km away
from the River Dordogne. Le Bénéchié offers the
perfect retreat for friends and families seeking to
have all the creature comforts of a warm, friendly
family home within an idyllic, peaceful setting
surrounded by the very best that mother nature
can offer. Click here for more details and photos.

The house is available for selected weeks in 2022/23.

Click here to view the location on Google maps.

Carols at the Hall

Celebrate with carols on Christmas Eve in a private box for up to 10 guests at the Royal Albert Hall (3pm performance). Kindly donated by Vin Murria, Patron of Shivia.

“London’s premiere Christmas sing-along at the Royal Albert Hall is simply unmissable.” MyLondon

Click here for more details

Questions, Tour and Tea

Witness Parliamentary Questions in the Lords’ Chamber and enjoy a private tour of the Houses of Parliament with Baroness Lindsay Northover, followed by tea in the Peers’ Dining Room (2 guests).

Shivia projects

You are also invited to bid to support the launch of two new Shivia projects (PDS and AMS), helping us to extend our reach to new areas in India and many more people in need of our services.

Raffle prizes

Half case of Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne

Two bottles of Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve by Sandridge Barton Wines, South Devon (6 lots)

Nourish and Glow: the 10 day plan by Amelia Freer (signed copies/2 lots)

Shawls from Kolkata (10 lots)

Australian Open tennis balls (4 lots)

Donations received on the night are being generously matched to £10,000 by the St James’s Place Foundation

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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