Become a Friend of St Luke’s

You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life. We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement

For the past 35 years, St Luke’s has been providing specialist, compassionate end of life care for people in our community and supporting them and their families during the most vulnerable of times.

As a charity, we can only do this thanks to the support we receive from everyone who donates or raises money towards what we need to keep our service running.

The care we give, which is free of charge to our patients, simply couldn’t be provided without people’s kindness.

Why become a Friend of St Luke’s?

Regular donations to our charity are a wonderful gift that make a big difference! Importantly, they allow us to plan for the future and budget accordingly.

We would be delighted if you would become a Friend of St Luke’s and join a community of like-minded people who value the vital care we give and recognise how it helps our patients live with dignity and as much comfort as possible when time is short.

Our Friends all have a common goal – to see this care continue and reach more people who desperately need it. Through their regular giving, they are helping us to do exactly that.

  • A regular monthly donation from £10
  • A regular yearly donation
  • A one off donation
  • A special pin badge
  • Discounts in our charity shops
  • Invitations to special events
  • A yearly impact report
  • Our quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to our Christmas lights switch-on and Light Up a Life service.

How you can help

At St Luke’s we provide specialist end of life care for over 1,764 people each year across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. We have a community nursing team that travels throughout the region, caring for people in their own homes; a hospital team that ensures patients admitted to Derriford Hospital receive expert advice and our specialist unit where patients stay with us for bespoke pain relief.

With only part funding from the government, we rely heavily on the support of our local community to raise the £4 million a year it takes to help the people in desperate need of our services. Choosing to become a Friend of St Luke’s is your chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.