Entries by Robert Maltby

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BLOG: Run, Doc, Run

When you’re out in Plymouth and surrounding areas, you can’t fail to notice runners pounding the pavements, some of whom are putting in training for the London Marathon. Among those taking on the big challenge next month is St Luke’s Dr Kate Davies, who’s based at our specialist unit at Turnchapel. Not only is keen […]

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BLOG: Mammoth masterpiece inspired by Zheng

When gifted local artist Colin Pethick learned of the opportunity to lend his talent to St Luke’s by painting one of the elephant sculptures for this summer’s Elmer’s Big Parade, it was an opportunity he simply didn’t want to miss – a chance to support our charity and at the same time pay tribute to […]

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BLOG: What’s it like to volunteer for 33 years?

Among the long-serving 30 staff and 74 volunteers who recently gathered at a special ceremony to recognise their contribution to St Luke’s was 85-year-old Jeannie Norris, a special lady whose dedication to our charity has spanned an incredible 33 years! Big-hearted Jeannie, who lives in Eggbuckland and has two daughters, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, […]

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BLOG: Janet’s legacy

While the hands-on medical care St Luke’s provides is outstanding, our holistic approach means we’re also there to give patients and their loved ones unwavering practical, emotional and spiritual support, too. Providing this is our Social Care team, reaching out to people across the community in the midst of very challenging circumstances. Among the team […]

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BLOG: Mother’s Day Treat – Gnaton Hall

If you want to make Mother’s Day extra special this year, don’t miss the launch of our annual Open Gardens scheme on 31 March, when beautiful Gnaton Hall in Yealmpton will throw open its gates in aid of St Luke’s so you can enjoy its delightful gardens. There’s so much to see and explore, including […]

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BLOG: Remembering Robert Gore

Today, when so many transactions are done online, there are those who miss the kind of everyday, doorstep greeting of the milkman. So, when your lottery fee is collected at your front door, it’s about more than money changing hands. It’s a familiar smile, a shared joke and the type of friendly banter that lifts […]

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BLOG: Care for Kerri inspires fundraiser

Seeing a loved one’s face light up thanks to the kindness and amazing attention to detail of a St Luke’s nurse is something you treasure long after that person has passed away. When Sister Karen Thorrington went above and beyond to create a ‘beach’ in the conservatory at Turnchapel so patient Kerri Thomas could fulfil […]