BBC Songs of Praise presenter Pam Rhodes to speak at Jersey event

Presenter Pam Rhodes, the face of the BBC’s Songs of Praise for more than 20 years, will visit Jersey in September to share her passion to help some of the world’s poorest and overlooked people.

Pam Rhodes meets a patient at Anandaban Hospital, Nepal

Pam has recently taken up the position of Vice-President of The Leprosy Mission and has visited Anandaban Hospital in Nepal which cares for more than 40,000 patients a year.

The people of Jersey have long-supported the work at Anandaban Hospital prompting Pam to visit and thank them personally for their amazing support, which continues to change lives each day.

In association with Jersey Side by Side, The Leprosy Mission will host a Focus on Nepal lunch at the Hotel de France in St Helier from 12.45pm on Sunday 23 September where Pam will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are priced at £25 and include a three course meal.

The event will be attended by Sir Stephen Dalton, the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.

Pam, who is also known to Premier Christian Radio listeners for her weekly Hearts and Hymns show, said: “It was shocking to discover that despite a cure being available, millions of people worldwide still struggle with the terrible effects of leprosy.
“I’m honoured and enthusiastic about my new role as Vice-President of The Leprosy Mission and am excited to come to Jersey and meet the supporters who have so passionately supported The Leprosy Mission’s work at Anandaban Hospital in Nepal for many years now.”

Jersey Side by Side, which supports the rebuilding of lives damaged by natural disasters, and The Leprosy Mission have worked closely together in Nepal following the devastating earthquakes of 2015 which killed 9,000 people and caused widespread devastation to homes and lives.

Anandaban Hospital became a recognised disaster response centre by the Government of Nepal, following the earthquakes with Leprosy Mission staff providing medical care, emergency shelters and relief packages to more than 18,000 earthquake victims.

For tickets to the Focus of Nepal lunch at the Hotel de France, please contact Jean Le Maistre by emailing

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