The charity for the month of October is St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. This hospice has a skilled team consisting of nurses, therapists social workers, benefits advisers, counsellors, befrienders and a Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy team. It was set up in 1988 and it has been providing palliative care which goes beyond the scope and the finding of the NHS.
I got to hear about St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice some days ago from their fundraising team, and a quick look on their website told me all I needed to know. This charity is mainly funded by donations; about 85% of the care is funded by charity donations from the community and all the services provided by the hospice are free for the patients and their families.
Charity of the Month: St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice
St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice also has 9 shops and a furniture warehouse which helps raise funds for patient care. The shops have a lovely range of clothing, furniture, and accessories. Watch this video below to find more about the shops and how they work:
During a typical 24 hours at the Hospice our staff will support around thirty local people and their families through a range of services including complementary therapies, one to one care and bereavement support – St Luke’s Hospice.
How to Support St Luke’s Hospice Charity
So how can you support this charity? If you are able to, here are some quick ways you could help people get the care they need:
- You can donate. If you are a UK taxpayer, you should remember to gift aid your donations to make them go even further.
- If you live in Cheshire, you can visit one of the 9 shops to grab some bargains.
- There are fundraising opportunities available.
- Also, there are volunteering roles available.