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Cancellation of St Luke’s Light Up a Life services, 14 December 2021

A message from St Luke’s Head of Fundraising, Penny Hannah

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Plymouth rising above the UK average, plus current uncertainty around the likely impact of the new variant Omicron, we have taken the decision to cancel our three Light up a Life remembrance services scheduled for 14 December at the Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth.

We are making this announcement now as we feel it is more respectful to our supporters than calling off these popular events more last minute.

While we understand how disappointing this news will be for everyone who was looking forward to joining us at the services, and we are sad not to be alongside them in person, we feel it is the right thing to do in order to protect them and their families as well as our nurses, other staff and volunteers who take part in Light up a Life. As a healthcare organisation looking after the most vulnerable people, it would be highly irresponsible for us to run the risk of these members of our team becoming infected at the event, which could then mean patients contracting COVID-19, too.

For everyone who would like to celebrate the life of a lost loved at this special time of year, there is still the opportunity to pay tribute to their friend or relative online here as part of our Light up a Life appeal. In dedicating a virtual bauble as a symbol of their love, they will be supporting local families who desperately need our compassionate care and support this Christmas.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support for St Luke’s, which is so appreciated.