Kenton hospice raises £14,000 at its Light Up A Life ceremony

PUBLISHED: 15:50 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:50 13 December 2017

Zaynab Chatoo, gave a talk at St Luke's Light up a Life event

Zaynab Chatoo, gave a talk at St Luke's Light up a Life event


More than 300 people attended a special remembrance service at a hospice in Kenton which raised £14,000 for the charity.

St Luke’s Hospice held its Light up a Life event on December 3 at their grounds in Kenton Grove to remember and celebrate those the community has lost.

The evening, which included speeches and musical performances, ended with the lighting of candles, one minute’s silence and the lighting of the hospice tree.

Zaynab Chatoo, 23, took to the stage to thank hospice staff for all the care they gave her mother, who died eight years ago.

She said: “It’s almost 10 years since my mother was a patient here at St Luke’s. I don’t think that I will ever be able to repay St Luke’s kindness, no matter how many Midnight Walks I walk. St Luke’s is a truly special place.

“I know it certainly holds a special place in many of our hearts and it certainly lit up my mother’s life.”

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Yesterday, 19:37

“Kind-hearted”, “exceptional” and “one of a kind” were just a few of the tributes expressed as a community said their goodbye’s to Harlesden’s much-loved charity founder.

Yesterday, 12:49

Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact explains how you can build brand awareness.

Yesterday, 12:18

A cyclist, who also had a child on his bike, was involved in a collision with a vehicle in Willesden Green this morning.

Thu, 14:34

There are severe delays on the Jubilee Line after a person was hit by a train in Neasden.

Thu, 11:45

An abandoned cat brought into Mayhew nearly three years ago has finally found a permanent home with a former Eastenders star.

Thu, 10:02

Two Wembley drug dealers have been jailed after one of them was found to have crack cocaine and heroin in his poo.

Thu, 09:30

Brent Council has been accused of social cleansing by one of its own councillors as 197 households are forced to leave two blocks in Kilburn.

Wed, 15:37

Wembley Stadium is no longer for sale after billionaire Fulham FC owner deemed the move “too divisive”.


A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now