Light Up a Life 2023
As the evenings draw in and our thoughts turn towards festive gatherings, we know that this time of year can be difficult for many of you, especially when you are missing someone special.
As you know, at St Luke’s, we are here to support terminally ill patients and their families who will be spending their final Christmas together, as well as those facing their first Christmas without a dear loved one.
The one thing we never forget is that people are not just their illnesses – their illness is something that happens to them. With that in mind, we make sure we focus on the entire life of each individual patient and what matters most to them and their family members.
We do our best to provide the support that allows them to enjoy and make the very most of the time they have left together. And later, we carry on being there for those left behind as they cope with the pain of loss.
Make a difference this Christmas
At Christmas, it’s often the little things that make the most difference, and with your help a family can bring forward their festive celebrations so they can create precious memories with their loved one. Your support can ensure the right equipment is in place so a patient can spend Christmas Day at home, that Christmas dinner will be on the menu and that children in the family have special gifts to open.
Your donation would enable us to listen to the worries, fears and memories of someone who is newly bereaved, in confidence and without judgement, over a cup of tea and a mince pie, finding them proper advice if they are struggling financially, or introducing them to a support group where like-minded people understand what they are going through.
Ultimately, we’ll do whatever it takes to try and ease distress and make things a little bit better for those we care for, no matter what time of year it is.
We will be holding our services at The Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth on Tuesday 12 December at 14.00, 17.30 and 19.30. We hope you will be able to join us in remembering your loved one.
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Support our care with your own robin
For St Luke’s to continue providing support to families facing terminal illness and bereavement in your community, you are invited to make a donation as part of our Light up a Life appeal in memory of your lost loved one. This year, we are bringing back our much- loved Robin, as so many of you told us that thinking of a Robin’s cheerful song brightens your day and lifts your spirits.
Also, we have a special limited edition, Light up a Life Robin pin badge, which will be available to purchase from our shops and at our Light up a Life services.
You can use the button below to create a virtual dedication to your loved one, while supporting our vital care in the Plymouth community. Alternatively, if you received our annual Light up a Life letter, you can make your donation online here as well.