St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

About us

Who are we?

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is an independent charity providing specialist care and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses in Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. We believe that everyone deserves quality end of life care, no matter where.

Our vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or distress.

Visit OUR CARE for more information.

What do we do?

Last year we cared for over 1,980 people in the local community who are living with a life-limiting illness. This specialist care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to patients and their families at home, at Derriford Hospital or at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.

We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our community is educated and informed when it comes to end of life care. Our education team engage with the local community in an effort to train and empower individuals and organisations to work in partnership to provide excellent care in all environments and across all services.

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

How can you help?

We need to raise more than £7.8 million a year to continue to run our services. This would not be possible if it wasn’t for you, our supporters.

There are lots of ways that you can support us, from taking part in an event to raising money at work or making a monthly donation. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be helping us to ensure everyone in our community receives the best care and support at the end of their life.

Find out how you can get involved with St Luke’s events and campaigns here.

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BLOG: Taking on an epic challenge in aid of local hospice care

Taking on an epic challenge in aid of local hospice care Six big-hearted adventurers from Devon and Cornwall are going further than the extra mile to raise money for St Luke’s by taking on a challenge like no other - they’re going over…
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BLOG: St Luke’s goes back to where our retail success began

St Luke’s goes back to where our retail success began In our 40th anniversary year, we have cut the ribbon at premises on the same city centre street where we opened our first-ever charity shop nearly four decades ago. When St Luke’s…
Tour de Moor
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BLOG: Tour de Moor, the South West’s boldest charity cycling challenge returns for 2022

Get on your bike in St Luke's 40th anniversary year, for an exciting challenge in aid of compassionate care and support that positively impacts families affected by terminal illness.  Our popular Tour de Moor biking challenge returns…
laughter in a hospice
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BLOG: “I did not expect to hear laughter in a hospice.”

“I did not expect to hear laughter in a hospice." “I did not expect to hear laughter in a hospice. The atmosphere is uplifting – I knew right away I was volunteering with an organisation that was just right for me.” When Eleanor…
royal celebration
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BLOG: A royal celebration to mark 34 years

A royal celebration to mark 34 years When you have two tickets to the Platinum Party at the Palace who do you choose to give them to? Our longest serving member of staff of course! Today marks an amazing 34 years of our Support Officer…
Head Teacher
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BLOG: Meet the former Head Teacher blossoming as part of our team

Meet the former Head Teacher blossoming as part of our team Until recently, Dave Cantin was a teacher in a large Plymouth primary school, where he focussed on creating the right conditions for students to achieve their potential. His 33-year…
Mike Trustee Coastal Path
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BLOG: From boardroom to coastal path

From boardroom to coastal path Drawing on their professional and life experience to help St Luke’s by kindly giving their time and skills free of charge, our trustees are community-spirited volunteers who ensure our charity is governed…
Platinum Champion Award
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BLOG: Royal recognition for volunteer Adrian

Royal recognition for volunteer Adrian You couldn’t meet a more modest man, but our long-serving volunteer Adrian Frost so deserves the royal recognition he’s received for his outstanding contribution to our community! From many…
Volunteers week 2022
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BLOG: Volunteers’ Week, 1 – 7 June

Volunteers’ Week, 1 – 7 June Three big cheers for our hospice volunteers! What better time than national Volunteers’ Week to shine a light on the local heroes who so generously give our charity their time and skills for free? Together…
Midnight Walk Copthorne Hotel competition
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BLOG: Win a stay at the Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth!

Win a stay at the Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth! We are giving you the chance to win a night's bed and breakfast at the Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth simply by registering for our Midnight Walk! Treat yourself to a well-deserved rest in the…
Wing Walk Fundraising Thank you
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BLOG: Two brave ladies take fundraising to new heights!

Two brave ladies take fundraising to new heights! The community-spirited people who are often fundraising for St Luke's; run, walk or take to the water to do sponsored challenges – with our exciting skydive and wing walk challenges, they…
Military Wives Choir Plymouth
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BLOG: Plymouth Military Wives Choir performs in aid of St Luke’s

Plymouth Military Wives Choir performs in aid of St Luke's A fabulous concert in aid of our compassionate care? That hits all the right notes with us! We couldn’t be happier to announce the Plymouth Military Wives Choir ‘Celebrate and…