What is St Luke's Hospice?

St Luke's is a hospice which cares for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have incurable illnesses. Their aim is always to control the patients symptoms, alleviate pain, and give them the best possible quality of life – all free of charge. It costs £6 million per annum to keep St Luke's open, and government funding, via NHS trusts only provides one third of the funds required, which means the Hospice has to raise a staggering £4 million each year to provide this vital end-of-life care.

This challenge was set up by a St Luke's Supporter who has seen first hand, the amazing care given to patients through St Luke's and whilst donations are now closed we would like to thank all our donators for their wonderful contributions.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Our First Fayre.......

....and we're off!

I hope you can all see - we now have a totaliser on our little blog over on the right hand sidebar ......   We began to sell the wonderful cards you've been donating to us at St Luke's own Summer Fayre this afternoon.  Unfortunately there was very little summer to be had in Sheffield today, so it was wet and windy for a lot of the day so we didn't quite get as many visitors as we'd hoped, but despite the weather (us Yorkshire folk are a hardy lot!) we did raise £125 for the hospice which is not bad considering we were only open for 3 hours!

So, thank you to every single one of you who has so far taken the time to make a card (or in some cases a whole box full - you wonderful, generous souls!) and send them to us, they are now, REALLY starting to make a difference :-)

Here are a couple of photos of the stall, and apparently, I HAD to be in them - so frame these photos as I can assure you, my face doesn't get in the frame very often so these prove just how committed to the cause I am!

There will be more sales going on over the summer, so keep an eye on the blog and the totaliser and let's break the target!!!

To all you lovely people who are already involved - I can't stress enough how much your support of my idea means to me so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

Tara (aka Craftilicious) xxx


  1. Brilliant Tara! It's been manic here but I have a bundle of cards to send to you - will do that this week. I need to get my rear end in gear after visitors - will parcel them up and troll off to the Post Office ASAP! Di xx

  2. Wonderful job!!! Well done team! ps...that reminds me, I really must send mine to you....

  3. wow thats fab.. will end over some more
    Lisa x

  4. Well done all, these events can be so dependent on good weather so I think you should be really pleased. Hopefully you'll get a reputation for quality cards and next time will be a sell out! Sandra

  5. Tara - lovely photos!! I have a biggish box of cards to send you shortly - I keep putting if off and the pile just gets bigger! Shame about the weather - but the first sales total is a real boost! Thanks to all you who have so kindly donated your cards to sell. Hugs xx

  6. Hee hee, you look like a proper market trader showing your wares!

    Well done on selling so many & I hope you have a great time at the craft show today, xx

  7. I am just about to send mine, but if you let us know when the next sale will be I'll try to come along as we're not too far away.

  8. Tara despite the weather you manage to do a wonderful job for a very worth while cause.


  9. Well Done Tara, what a fantastic response.