Ab Fab star comes to Bristol to back hospice appeal

She is famous for her role as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous and as Purdey in the New Avengers. Joanna Lumley is one of our best known comedy actors.

Now she has visited Bristol to host an event in aid of St Peter's Hospice.

St Peter’s Hospice is a Bristol charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. It aims to improve the quality of their living and dying while extending care and support to their families and loved ones.

It provides physical, psychological and spiritual care for our patients in their own homes as well as at the Hospice.

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All of its care is provided free of charge, but it costs around £20,000 a day to provide that care. It relies on gifts in wills, donations, fundraising and shops.

Beyond this, St Peter's Hospice believes that patients should be treated with dignity and compassion, and that they should be close to those they love. To achieve this it has begun its Room to Care Appeal in order to develop its Inpatient Unit to meet people's complex needs.

It is this that Joanna Lumley is backing.

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at the premiere of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Credit: PA

The much-loved actor and comedian is embarking on her first live tour in October 2018. Joanna will be covering much from her career on stage and screen - and her activism, including her mission to get justice for Gurkhas.

"It's All About Me" will be calling into the Bristol Hippodrome on 18 October and Plymouth Pavilions on 31 October.

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To many people today, Joanna is most famous for her role as the eclectic Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous so Kylie Pentelow asked her whether there was any chance of any more Ab Fab.

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