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, 12 November 2011

Look what the postman delivered.....

Just a really quick post - I haven't been up to the hospice since September for various reasons, so the hospice staff have been storing the cards safely for me.  This week when I went to collect your donated cards, they suggested I bring a box.  I think from the photo you can see why........

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has sent their card - this little blog has gone not just nationwide but worldwide - we get cards from Germany, Gibralta, Spain and have even had cards all the way from Bermuda and Las Vegas!!!   You are truly all very generous soles and your donations are gratefully received.  I'll update the 'card counter' once I've managed to count them all.....

I'd better get busy getting them all sorted and priced ready for our Christmas Fayre which is two weeks tomorrow at The Greystones (so there will be beer for the boys while the girls shop) so if you're local, do pop in an say hello.

If you're playing along in our Christmas challenge, I will be going to the hospice to collect cards again on the 25th November, so it would be great if you could send your cards to arrive by then.

Tara x


  1. Thats fab and I feel famous as the second box from the left is from me!!!! Julie x

  2. What a great surprise to greet you Tara...looks like you'll be busy for a while now :)
    Jenny x

  3. A super amount of cards donated by everyone, weel done. I hope my small donation helped.
    Sally x