Shivia Dinner at the House of Lords

(by invitation only)

We would like to thank Max Patel who is our host for this event.

Max is a Chartered Financial Planner at Shenley Private Wealth. Find out more here.

Guest Speakers

We are delighted that Baroness Northover is our Sponsoring Peer for this special evening, giving us access to this unique venue.

Lindsay entered the House of Lords in 2000 and was appointed Health Spokesperson. In 2002 she became Liberal Democrat Front Bench Spokesperson on International Development. As a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union, she served on the Sub Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and International Development, and Economic Affairs, Finance and International Trade. She was Chair of Women Liberal Democrats, the Health and Welfare Association and a trustee of the Liberal Democrats.

Our colleagues from India will be joining us and providing up-to-date feedback from the field.

Illustrated by recent case studies, Joe Rao and Chandrani Banerjee (pictured here with Max Patel) will talk about the impact our programmes are making on the lives of some of India’s poorest and marginalised communities. They are ready to answer any of your questions so please do ask!

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. The house is available for selected weeks in 2024. Kindly donated by Shailenrda Patel, Shivia Trustee. Click here for more details and photos.

Carols at The Royal Albert Hall

Celebrate the run up to Christmas in a private Grand Tier box for up to 10 guests. Carols at Christmas is on Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm. Kindly donated by Vin Murria OBE, Patron of Shivia.

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

For more details click here

Questions, Tea & Tour

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).

Framed Photos by Garlinda Birkbeck

Garlinda Birkbeck is a professional photographer and Ambassador for Shivia.  She has travelled to India, Nepal and most recently Madagascar to photograph the people and places connected with Shivia. Garlinda has kindly donated three beautiful framed photos from her Shivia collection (3 separate lots).

Match Day Tickets for Fulham FC

Two tickets for any Fulham home game this season (subject to availability).

Presentation Rugby Ball

Signed by Nigel Owens MBE, former international Rugby Union referee.

Raffle Prizes

Half case of award-winning English wines from Sandridge Barton, the home of Sharpham Wine

Half case of Champagne

Shawls and silk scarves from Kolkata (10 lots)

Judy Murray signed tennis balls (3 lots)

Nutrition/recipe books signed by Amelia Freer (3 lots)

Private Pilates Session with Lucy Campbell


Our event starts at 7.00pm in the Cholmondeley Room. Please arrive at Black Rod’s Garden Entrance at 6.30pm in time to go through security which can take up to 30 minutes. You will need to show your formal invitation and may be asked for photo ID. House of Lords staff will escort you to the Cholmondeley Room.

Click here for directions to Black Rod’s Garden Entrance – marked number 12 on the map

If you would like to make a donation to Shivia in respect of this event, please click here. This will take you to our fundraising page on Just Giving where we are hoping to raise £50,000 to expand our reach to many more families living in poverty and enable them to earn a decent income, with dignity. Thank you.

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