Friday, June 15, 2018

Royal Marsden Trust Reception (2018)

June 14, 2018: 

Tom Hiddleston attended a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the work of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Trust. The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre.

Tom and William, who attended Eton together, last met up at the London War Horse premiere in January 2012. 

andyvarmaSupporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity it was a pleasure to meet with Tom Hiddleston #charity #cancer

Other guests included Kylie Minogue (a cancer survivor herself), tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, and Olivia Colman. 

Prince William serves as President of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and hosted the event. 

More on the event: 

The Royal Marsden is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, a centre of excellence with an international reputation for groundbreaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments.
In order to continue this work The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has launched its most ambitious appeal to date to raise £70 million to build a brand new cancer facility, the Oak Cancer Centre.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge was joined by Chief Executive Cally Palmer CBE, Chairman Charles Alexander, and valued supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for a musical performance by Kylie Minogue, and dinner in the Picture Gallery.
Guests included Lady Helen Taylor, Trustee of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Appeal Board Chairman Mike Slade, singer Kylie Minogue, actors Olivia Colman and Tom Hiddleston and tennis star Grigor Dimitrov.
The evening started with a drinks reception in the Blue Drawing Room and Music Room and speeches by Professor David Cunningham, Director of Clinical Research at The Royal Marsden and HRH The Duke of Cambridge.
To finish the evening, Jake Coates, Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supporter and widower of Royal Marsden patient Emmy Coates, spoke about the work of The Royal Marsden and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

At the Los Angeles Infinity War premiere in April, Tom Hiddleston at a message for those affected by cancer: My heart goes out to everyone who's had the spiritual and mental strength, and the physical strength to make it through to the other side.  


Tom Hiddleston wore a Gucci tuxedo, first seen at the Emmy Awards in 2016.

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