EastEnders star to attend charity ball

File photo dated 03/12/04 of actress Pam St Clement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday July 7, 2011. EastEnders veteran Pam St Clement is to bow out of Albert Square, more than a quarter of a century after making her debut as no-nonsense Pat. The actress, 69, one of the longest serving stars of the show, will leave Walford later this year. St Clement said she had other things she wanted to do but said leaving the soap would be like a 'bereavement'. See PA story SHOWBIZ EastEnders. Photo credit should read: Andy Butterton/PA Wire
File photo dated 03/12/04 of actress Pam St Clement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday July 7, 2011. EastEnders veteran Pam St Clement is to bow out of Albert Square, more than a quarter of a century after making her debut as no-nonsense Pat. The actress, 69, one of the longest serving stars of the show, will leave Walford later this year. St Clement said she had other things she wanted to do but said leaving the soap would be like a 'bereavement'. See PA story SHOWBIZ EastEnders. Photo credit should read: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

Soap star Pam St Clement has given her support to a fundraising event for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care by agreeing to make an appearance and after dinner speech.

The actress, famous for her role a Pat Butcher on the BBC One soap, will meet and greet guests at The Diamond Ball at Pendley Manor on Saturday, May 12.

Organisers Jacquie Campbell, Jenny Brannock-Jones and Jenny Skidmore said: “Pat Butcher was an iconic character who died at home of cancer.

“We are delighted that Pam, who played her so brilliantly for many years, will be with us to support a wonderful charity that provides help and care to those in similar positions. The ball is going to be a magical evening.”