Light up a Life 2020

Hope and compassion shines through, encouraging us to learn new ways of coping with sadness and grief, as our neighbourhoods become central to our stability and we continue to adapt to a new way of life. We understand now, more than ever, the importance of community spirit and this Christmas is no different. Granted, it may look a little unique, but still for those who have lost loved ones, it’s a time for remembrance and reflection.

Whether your loved one was cared for by St Luke’s or not, we realise the need to join together and remember them this Christmas. Whilst Christmas family traditions may be limited this year we wanted to warmly welcome you to be a part of the Light up a Life appeal, our annual tradition. A chance to celebrate the lives of those dear to us that we have lost and miss dearly.

Last year’s Light up a Life enabled 51 patients and their families to be cared for at home. Therefore, the donations received are vital to guarantee the specialist care needed within your community, this festive season. Especially with extra pressure on finances due to the impact of COVID-19, we know your donation will mean all the more to local families who need the care of St Luke’s. By giving what you can to our Light up a Life appeal, you are dedicating a symbol of your love for those you’ve lost and also giving a memento of support to those in need in your community this festive season.

Make an Online Donation

This year, you can make an online donation, upload a photo of your loved one and dedicate a virtual bauble using our secure online platform ‘Visufund’ – a moving tribute which can be made publicly to others or kept private for yourself.

Thank you for your continued support.

Virtual Remembrance Service

Join us this year, from the comfort of your own home, by tuning in to our free virtual remembrance service, live from The Minster of St Andrew’s in Plymouth. This is an opportunity to reflect on cherished memories of your lost loved ones and participate in a dedication of light by watching the dancing flames of hundreds of candles flickering in their memory.

Light up a Life kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution

Light up a Life has been, once again, kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distribution network for the South West, Wales and the Midlands.

When you’re very ill and receiving St Luke’s specialist care at home, it’s so important to know there’s help at hand in the event of a power cut. This is even more vital if you’re reliant on medical equipment, such as an oxygen machine, that relies on electricity.

As most healthcare professionals will know, WPD provides a FREE Priority Register Service to ensure people who are elderly, very ill or disabled receive priority help when there’s a power cut.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll receive advance warning of any planned interruptions to power. And – if there’s an unplanned power cut – a phone number on which you can get straight through, plus information updates as quickly as possible.