An ‘amazing and ‘gentle’ midwife who passed away in March this year after a brave battle with cancer is being remembered by colleagues as they band together to raise money for St Luke’s.

Charlotte D’Alessio, who died the day after her 51st birthday, had worked at Derriford Hospital for almost two decades.

St Luke’s was there to provide care and support for Charlotte and her family, and her colleagues have already raised over £1,200 for our charity.

On 21 July they will come together to take part in our popular Neon Midnight Walk in memory of much-loved Charlotte.

Read more courtesy of Plymouth Live | http://ow.ly/MCK930koUHz

Sign up | www.stlukesmidnightwalk.co.uk

 

 

“You will let me stay here, won’t you?”

Many of us buy the Big Issue or help homeless people by taking part in a soup run, but when it comes to being homeless at the end of life… what then?

At St Luke’s, we believe everyone should be able to access specialist care when time is running short, regardless of their background and circumstances.

That’s why we’ve been working with George House hostel in Plymouth, where we helped enable a long-term resident – aged 54 – to end his days in the place he considered home.

For a homeless person to be able to die, like Iain, in a place of their choice with medical support on hand is still rare.

You can read more about the challenges involved, and the difference we’re helping to make by working in partnership, in this Big Issue article.

Our amazing volunteers are at the heart of St Luke’s and the services we provide. We appreciate them every day and this national Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June 2018), we want to say an extra big thank you to them all for the difference they make.

We spoke with volunteers across our community to gain more insight into the work they do, what motivates them and what they gain in return. As we’re sure you’ll agree, they’re a real inspiration!

Find out more about volunteering opportunities at St Luke’s.