YOU don’t have to break social distancing rules to share memories and support St Luke's.
Your Big Day is an innovative video gift for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and more.
And every bespoke film of newsreel memories is narrated by acclaimed former BBC and ITN newscaster Sir Martyn Lewis, who is also a vice president of national organisation Hospice UK and a patron of St Luke’s.
Sir Martyn is founder and executive chairman of Your Big Day, which uses ITN and Reuters archives to produce birthday and anniversary videos covering most of the last century.
And for every £19.50 order with the special code STLUKES, a £6 donation from the Your Big Day team will go to St Luke’s.
Whatever date and year - covering most of the last century - which family or friends are celebrating, there is a 5-6 minute video to match, culled from the archives of ITN and Reuters going back as far as 1917.
Celebrities, royalty, news, fashions, cars and even house prices – it’s all captured on film along with a personal message to the recipient embedded in the opening titles of the video.
Ordered online and delivered online via an email link on any date and at any time of day, the sender also receives a copy of the finished video at no extra cost.
“We are delighted to be continuing our association with Your Big Day, particularly at a time when so much gift shopping is being done online,” said our Head of Fundraising, Joasia Lesniak.
“This is an imaginative new way of sending a special greeting - and one that can be done from the safety of your own home.
“People will be fascinated to see how their own lives are so closely tied to the events, names and places of world history.
“And at the same time this very special gift will make a difference to the lives of our patients, thanks to the donation from the Your Big Day team.”
Check out Your Big Day at Your Big Day - it’s a direct link that already has the St Luke’s promotional code entered for you, triggering the £6 contribution to St Luke’s fundraising.