The #elderproject #11 – Graham Perolls

I first met Graham earlier this year, when he invited me to become a Honorary Patron on the Copaceni fundraising committee for Hospices of Hope. 

I’m in awe of Graham’s dedication to helping people in South Eastern Europe with services of palliative care, and this was one of my absolute favourite interviews. Enjoy!

[RO] Expozitie de arta pentru Hospice Casa Sperantei

Marti, 21 Aprilie de la ora 19:00 organizez impreuna cu Hospice Casa Sperantei o expozitie de arta la Capital Plaza (Bld. Iancu de Hunedoara 54), cu obiectivul de a strange fonduri pentru construirea unui centru de ingrijire pentru bolnavii incurabili in stadii avansate, in Copaceni.

Vor fi expusi cinci artisti care au acceptat sa doneze 50% din vanzari catre Hospice. Preturile picturilor vor incepe de la doar doar 300RON, si dorim sa strangem cel putin 4500RON in urma evenimentului.

La inceputul acestui an Graham Perolls, fondatorul Hospice Casa Sperantei, m-a invitat sa fac parte din Honorary Patrons Committee al organizatiei. Intre membrii comitetului se regasesc Sir George Iacobescu, Printesa Marina Sturdza si Abasadorul Romaniei la Londra Dr Ion Jinga, iar obiectivul nostru este sa ajutam Hospice sa stranga fonduri pentru proiectele in derulare.

Hospice Casa Sperantei este o organizatie de caritate neguvernamentala infiintata la Brasov, in anul 1992, la initiativa britanicului Graham Perolls, cu scopul introducerii si dezvoltarii serviciilor specializate de ingrijire pentru bolnavii incurabili in stadii avansate. Este prima si cea mai mare unitate de acest fel din Romania si centru de excelenta pentru Europa de Est, in domeniul ingrijirii paliative.

Va fi o seara cu artisti talentati si lume buna, asa ca va astept acolo. RSVP in comentarii la acest post sau pe pagina de Facebook a evenimentului.


Giving back

Those of you who’ve listened to my #elderproject interviews know that one of my questions is “What would you change if you could go back in time?” The most frequent answer I’ve been getting is that they would try to be kinder and more generous.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, so I was thrilled when Graham Perolls, the founder of Hospices of Hope, asked me to be on the organisation’s Honorary Patrons Committee in London. Other members on the Committee include Sir George Iacobescu, Princess Marina Sturdza and the Romanian Ambassador in London Dr. Ion Jinga, so I’m honoured to have been considered alongside such amazing individuals.

Today, I would like to announce that I have accepted to be on the committee and I’m very excited to be helping Hospices Of Hope raise money for their ongoing projects. 

I’m starting by organising an art exhibition in Bucharest, on April 21st from 7pm at Galeria IX (Bld. Aviatorilor nr. 9). Five up-and-coming artists have agreed to exhibit their works and donate 50% of all sales to Hospices of Hope, and Galeria IX have agreed to donate 10% of all drink sales as well. It’s promising to be a great event packed with wonderful people so if you’d like to participate please RSVP on Facebook.

Hope to see you there!