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.

Friday, 8 June 2012


Hi All

Just a quick update to let you all know where we're at..........

My hubby and I spent 4 hours last night bagging, pricing and organising all the cards we've received this year ahead of our first fair of 2012 which is tomorrow.  I should have taken a picture of the chaos that was our living room but I couldn't get to the camera (honestly it looked like ones of those programmes about hoarders and I swear we almost lost the cat......) 

We have now had a staggering One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty Cards donated since the challenge started last year - yes 1980 - so give yourselves a well deserved round of applause :-D

Now it's over to me to sell them - hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow when we're at St Luke's very own Summer Fair  (it's very wet and windy currently) and we're outdoors with just a flimsy gazebo for shelter :(   I will update the sales total on Sunday once I dry out ;-)  The fair is being held at St Mary's Community Centre this year for anyone local and NOT at the hospice.

We also have another fair on the 23rd June at Heeley City Farm so I will have another update then.

Thanks again for your continued support.



  1. FABULOUS!! Do you need any more for the end of June sale - I have a load to post but can wait if you're swamped. They're all bagged BTW :) Di xx

  2. Thanks for the update Tara. I'm so impressed with how hard you work on this and wish you all the best for these sales. Vicky x

  3. Wow that's fantastic and well done you for all your hard work. Best of luck with the sale and I hope the cards turn into pounds for the hospice. Zoëx

  4. Well done to you Tara for all your hard work in organising and selling our cards.
    And also very well done to everyone who has donated.
    Lynne xxx

  5. Hi Tara, fantastic hard work on your end! My comment is same as Di's let me know if you need/want more and i can get a packet in the post on monday! Karen x

  6. Tara thats brilliant.....fingers crossed for tomorrow and hope you raised lots of money...


  7. That's a lot of cards!!! Hope the sale's a big success.

    Kat x