Dame Judi Dench and Joanna Lumley donate to Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society for ‘incredibly kind’ nurse

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Dame Judi Dench surprised Aberdeenshire nurse Lewis Platt with a grateful video message and donation to her society on International Nurses Day.

The legendary actress made the surprise donation to the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society (FJAS) to thank Lewis for his “incredibly kind” treatment of her relative.

Mr Platt cared for his relative, Sacha Dench, in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. While in the hospital, Sacha heard about the society and Lewis’s interest and support for the arts.

In her message, Dame Judi said: “I cannot express how grateful I am to you – and many people are – for your care and support for the arts too. I hope we will meet one day.

The company secretary was further stunned when, in addition to BAFTA and Tony award-winning actress Dame Judi, Dame Joanna Lumley also donated to the organisation.

Lewis says the experience and the message sent to him by Dame Judi left him “humbled”.

He told STV News: “It was so unexpected because the care I give is not for recognition, but it was humbling to be honored in this way.

“The last two weeks have been a whirlwind – over 10,000 people have viewed the video online.

“I’m glad that the work and effort I put in helped people and helped society in return.”

According to Lewis, there has been an “influx” of people wanting to donate to the charity by sponsoring chairs, wanting to see their names next to the big screens.

In her video message, Dame Judi said: “Lewis, I now know all about you thanks to Sacha and how incredibly kind and helpful you have been to her.

“Thank you so much for that. I also know you’re involved with the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society, and that’s to say how much you do that too.

“I cannot express how grateful I am to you – and many people are to you – for your care and support for the arts too. I hope we will meet one day.

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