Entries by Robert Maltby

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BLOG: World Cancer Day – Monday 4 February 2019

Cancer can be one of the hardest experiences a person will go through. This 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar […]

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PR: Mammoth news for empty Toys ‘R’ Us store

Local charity St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is to move into the empty Toys ‘R’ Us store on Western Approach. Plymouth City Council and the charity have just agreed a temporary lease arrangement which will see a pop-up charity shop set up within the store. As well as stocking furniture, the shop will also be the […]

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BLOG: It’s good to talk

A local father who’s a familiar face at our Plympton Distribution Centre, where he devotes several days a week to volunteering with our Fundraising team, has openly shared his personal experience of having a terminal illness and highlighted the importance of conversations around advance planning in such a challenging situation. Scott Prideaux, who received his […]

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BLOG: Listening through bereavement

The compassion with which St Luke’s looks after people is about far more than hands-on medical care. Our approach is holistic, so it also includes emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families at the most difficult of times. The Social Care team, which includes both staff and volunteers, comes alongside patients who request […]

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BLOG: “Yes, I am crazy – I’m going to do it!”

Lee Braid is taking the plunge for St Luke’s in June following the care we gave his father, bravely taking on a bungee jump to raise as much as he can by way of thanks to our team. And while many choose this particular experience for sheer exhilaration, there’s an extra-special reason for Lee. Diagnosed […]

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BLOG: New Year, New You

Kick start the new year by doing something great for your community by volunteering for St Luke’s. Our amazing volunteers are at the heart of St Luke’s and the services we provide. We appreciate them every day and want to say an extra big thank you to them all for the difference they make. If […]