Entries by Robert Maltby

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BLOG: Co-ordinating care in the South Hams

As the Kingsbridge article in last month’s Hospice Herald highlighted, in addition to covering busy urban areas such as central Plymouth, St Luke’s care reaches out across rural areas, including the picturesque South Hams. While picture-postcard pretty, these more isolated places can leave those residents approaching end of life struggling to access the health and […]

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BLOG: our shops shine out!

With numerous charity shops on our high streets, it’s important to stand out when it comes to attracting more customers. And we think our Drake City Centre shop has that extra something that enhances its kerb appeal! Thanks to City Council grant funding to smarten up shop frontages, the store now boasts attractive new signage […]

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BLOG: This Girl Can Trek

It’s always so encouraging when we hear about the challenges our supporters are taking on for St Luke’s, but to hear about an intrepid individual taking on six to raise £40,000? That’s inspiring – and then some! Busy mum Claire Lemasurier, who lives in Tavistock, generously gives her time to help organise the fundraising skydives […]

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BLOG: Young fundraisers

Our hearts have been warmed by two local children who’ve shown that as well as being enthusiastic and enterprising, they’re very caring as well. Gabriel Richardson, who attends St George’s Church of England Primary Academy, got on his bike to take part in Tour de Moor with his dad, Tony, raising nearly £300 for St […]

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PR: Epic moorland ride boosts end of life care

The hills and woods of Dartmoor were alive with mud, sweat and gears today, Sunday 30 September, as hundreds of people donned their yellow tee-shirts and got on their bikes in support of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth. Once again, the charity’s annual Tour de Moor cycling challenge was a sellout, with adrenalin-seekers taking on the […]

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BLOG: Blooming lovely way to support St Luke’s

This summer was extra blooming lovely, thanks to another highly successful Open Gardens season for St Luke’s – the ninth since it became an official part of our charity’s calendar of events. The annual extravaganza sees wonderful gardens across Devon and Cornwall throw open their gates to welcome members of the public, some green-fingered and […]

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BLOG: Paula goes up in the world

With Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) getting behind us as their charity of the year, their fundraising has been reaching new heights! Recently, Housing Officer Paula Williams went above and beyond to bravely venture up on the roof of one of the landmark 43m-high Mount Wise Towers after she was ‘persuaded’ to take on the challenge, […]

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BLOG: Urgent appeal for volunteers

Our fundraising events volunteers are our unsung heroes. There to give a smile and cheer of encouragement when the going gets tough and to make your personal challenge unforgettable. Raising money to ensure patients and their families get the support they need, when they need it is a real team effort. In fact, an event […]