A POLITICIANS wife joined supporters of a hospice to raise awareness about the “amazing” work it does.

Samantha Cameron, who is married to Prime Minister David Cameron, attended a reception at Number 10 Downing Street, organised by St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton.

Brendan Kilker, whose wife Christine was looked after by St Luke’s, also attended the event, held as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

He said: “It was a lovely evening and it was a privilege to be there. I shook Samantha Cameron’s hand and spoke to her.

“She was very nice and approachable and it was very exciting to meet the Prime minister’s wife.”

St Luke’s chief executive Robin Webb, chairman Mike Redhouse and patron Lord Dolar Popat attended the event with community members.

Mr Webb said: “We were absolutely delighted that Samantha Cameron agreed to host this very special event for some of our fantastic supporters.

“It was a real privilege to hold our reception at Number 10 and our guests really enjoyed meeting Samantha, who was a natural host making everyone feel relaxed.

“Many of our guests had their own personal experience of the care and support St Luke’s had provided to family members, which had motivated them to support St Luke’s.

“It was moving that Samantha mentioned in her speech the support that she and David had received from their local children’s hospice for their son, reinforcing the immense value of hospice care.

“It was an amazing evening and a once in a lifetime opportunity – thanks again to Samantha for hosting and to Lord Dolar Popat, one of our patrons, for arranging the event.’