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.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

St Luke's Summer Fair This Saturday :-D

Hello to everyone who is following our little charity challenge blog.  I just thought I'd do a quick post to let anyone who is local know that we will be selling the cards so far donated through the challenge at this years summer fair at St Luke's Hospice itself this Saturday afternoon.

The details from the hospice's site are below - now if you could all start a little sun-dance, that would be great as the forecast is pretty bleak thus far....... :-(

What's on at this year's Summer Fair

This year’s Fair in the St Luke’s grounds on Saturday 11 June from 1 to 4pm will include a whole range of new attractions, including a Food Court with a range of international cuisine and a Hog Roast.
And making a welcome return for the second year will be the Kelham Island Brewery beer tent.

  • The grounds will be packed with more than 20 stalls including bric-a-brac, cakes, toiletries, plants and the always popular secondhand book selection.

  • There will be special attractions, rides and games for younger members of the family and music from live performers throughout the afternoon.

  • Admission is just £1, and free entry for children.

  • There’s no parking at the hospice on Summer Fair day but there is an official park and ride scheme operated by bus company First and Tesco, with regular free buses running to and from the Tesco Abbeydale Road car park throughout the afternoon from 12 noon onwards.

  • “Last year’s Fair raised more than £12,000 and attracted a record number of visitors,” said Events Fundraising Manager Anna Sheppard,

  • “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary we aim to shatter that record and give all our guests an afternoon to remember.”

If you're local to Sheffield and can make it, do pop by and say hello I (Tara) will be manning the stall from 1 til 4pm and hope that all your generous donations so far will start to raise a good chunk of cash for the hospice.  I'll pop back after the fair to start our "totalizer" on the blog so you can see how much your efforts are raising.

The "come fly with me challenge" for June has 3 weeks left to run, so plenty of time to enter a card - there is a prize this month too.  I'll be back next week with some more flying inspiration :-)

Thanks and best wishes

Tara (aka Craftilicious)


  1. Good luck everyone with the Sunner Fair, I will keep everything crossed for HOT weather.


  2. I really hope you get good weather to bring out all those prospective buyers lol that way you can make a fortune on all those lovely cards!!
    Good luck and enjoy.
    Kim xXx