Entries by Robert Maltby

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BLOG: Poised to be a paramedic

Personal experience of terminal illness affecting loved ones, coupled with the desire to make a difference through a career in healthcare, have combined to lead a young student to St Luke’s, where she’s become a familiar face at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.

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BLOG: Wedding Belles on a budget!

The students from Plymouth College of Art have been busy styling the wide range of elegant, great-value wedding dresses, some secondhand and some ex-display gowns, showing that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look a million dollars on your big day.

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BLOG: Getting creative helps children open up

Recently, our very own Patron, celebrated local artist Brian Pollard, paid a visit to Boringdon Primary School in Plymouth, accompanied by his hand-painted Elmer, one of the highlights of this summer’s trail. In his trademark uplifting style, Brian spent time talking with the children as part of their school assembly around death and dying.

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BLOG: Record number of men on the move

It was a sight more dazzling than the day’s bright sunshine – a record-breaking gathering of over 2,200 guys striding the streets at our hugely popular Men’s Day Out on 30 March, making it the biggest male-only charity event in the South West, probably the UK, too!

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BLOG: OT’s vital part in end of life care

Andrea Doherty, OT with St Luke’s, said: “When someone terminally ill is in the last weeks and days of life, their condition can deteriorate rapidly, which is very distressing for them and those around them. Our role is to help keep them as safe and comfortable as possible at home, or support them at the specialist unit at Turnchapel.”