Entries by Rhianne Walkey

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Statement: Men’s Day Out and Midnight Walk cancelled

Following official safety advice relating to mass participation events during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the city’s best-loved charities has announced the cancellation of two of its flagship fundraising events for this year. Check your inbox… participants already signed up to Men’s Day Out or Midnight Walk have already been contacted by us via email […]

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BLOG: Reception experience inspires new Modbury manager

With just a month as Manager of our Modbury charity shop under her belt before lockdown forced the temporary closure of all St Luke’s stores, new recruit Nesha Clemens is finding that redeployment to the reception team at Turnchapel is giving her valuable insight into the bespoke end of life care our retail income supports. […]

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BLOG: Retail re-opening to support vital hospice care

Shops currently open Tuesday to Saturday | 9.30am to 4.30pm Plymouth City Centre Drake Plymouth City Centre Pop-up shop (former Toys R Us) Plympton, Huxley Close (near Chaplins) Plymstock, Sugar Mill Launceston Tavistock Opening Tuesday 4 August Saltash Opening Tuesday 11 August Plymstock Estover Ivybridge Southway Torpoint Opening Tuesday 18 August Yealmpton Plympton Ridgeway Barbican […]

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BLOG: When silence isn’t golden

In the past few months, death has become a greater part of public life, with so many families sadly losing loved ones and with the media focus firmly on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But are we getting better at talking more openly about the ‘taboo’ subject of death or do we still hold […]

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Clapping for the South West Blood Bikes

This Thursday night, we’ll be clapping for these heroes in helmets! A huge shout out to all the amazing volunteers behind South West Blood Bikes, a local charity which literally goes the extra mile delivering blood samples between organisations including UHP NHS Trust and St Luke’s, saving our own precious resources. More than that, these […]

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BLOG: Weekend of family fun online for much-loved charity

What have Lawrence of Arabia and a mammoth got in common with the Queen in a hot-air balloon? Find out this weekend, when internationally renowned Plymouth-based artist Brian Pollard provides a rare, behind the scenes tour of his studio, revealing secrets of his highly prized work as part of a weekend of online entertainment for […]

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BLOG: Redeployed and rising to the challenge

  In these turbulent times when so much is unfamiliar, the upbeat, positive attitude of the St Luke’s workforce is continuing as it always has. Together as staff and volunteers, we’re known across our community as a ‘can do’ crowd, but what is new since the COVID-19 pandemic is a stronger-than-ever sense of shared purpose, […]