Entries by Rhianne Walkey

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BLOG: Elmer’s Big Parade bows out in style

It’s a wrap! Elmer’s Big Parade – Devon’s biggest public art event of 2019 – is coming to an end, but the mammoth mob is not going quietly. In fact, there’s an ele-fantastic Farewell Weekend in store for the whole family to enjoy. Having spread a huge smile across iconic locations in Plymouth for ten […]

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PR: Win your own Young Elmer!

One of Plymouth’s most loved charities is offering you the opportunity to take home your very own Elmer the Elephant while supporting the vital care the service provides across the community. Tens of thousands of you have had loads of fun this summer, discovering the 65 individually painted, enchanting elephant sculptures in Elmer’s Big Parade […]

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BLOG: Retail rooted in the community

People now have an extra reason to visit Plymouth Garden Centre at Crownhill and it’s one that’s set to grow our retail income! In a first for St Luke’s, we have recently opened a brand new charity shop within the garden centre and it’s already attracting green-fingered types who are popping in after they’ve stocked […]

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BLOG: Dining with a difference

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home and at our specialist unit at Turnchapel, there’s no less thought and attention given to the nutritious meals and tasty snacks prepared for our patients nearing end of life. At breakfast and throughout the day, they enjoy everything from smoked salmon to freshly […]

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Get set to master the moors and make a difference

Cyclists of all ages are getting set for one of Devon’s boldest and most popular charity challenges this autumn, the Tour de Moor. The annual event – now in its tenth year – takes place on Sunday 13 October, raising funds to help us continue our specialist end of life care for terminally ill people, […]

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BLOG: Our five-year strategy

Collaborating with our partners, other healthcare professionals, and our staff and volunteers has enabled us to set out a strategy to help us meet the significant challenges facing us as a charity. We are proud of the progress we have made over the last five years and that really is down to our hard-working, dedicated […]

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BLOG: Legion of local ladies go back to the 80s

Gathering together for the city’s most popular ladies’ night out, St Luke’s Midnight Walk, more than 1,300 women pounded the pavements on 20 July, raising funds for the specialist end of life care we provide for people at home, in hospital and at our specialist unit at Turnchapel. Stepping back in time and getting into […]

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BLOG: Elmer unleashed

Finally, after months of anticipation and with excitement filling the room, came the big reveal! At a special launch event earlier this month at Herd HQ, the curtain was lifted on the mammoth mob of enchanting elephant sculptures ready for Elmer’s Big Parade, which is raising awareness and funds for St Luke’s this summer. Among […]