We’re there to support patients and their families across the city at a time when a terminal diagnosis has turned their life upside down. After hearing those words, there’s nothing anyone can say or do to make things feel right again, but our teams work incredibly hard to bring as much comfort and support to people who are on that journey. It’s something we feel passionately about and something we’re determined to keep doing for future generations of Sheffield families.
The last year has reminded us all too well how vital support from our community is. Each year, just 25% of our running costs are covered by NHS funding, meaning that we rely on the support of our community to help us raise the remaining 75% needed.
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, in an instant, we saw our fundraising events cancelled and charity shops closed for months on end, all leading to a drastic fall in funds resulting in us having to use our financial reserves for the first time in many years. Whilst we’re hopeful that normality will return soon, we’re set to feel the impact from the pandemic for several years to come as we urgently rebuild our income and reserves to protect the future of St Luke’s, for Sheffield.
Our challenge now, with your help, is to rebuild our long term, sustainable income.
We are asking you, our supporters, to help us continue with our recovery by setting up a monthly donation to help support our future and keep our specialist palliative care service here for our city, for years to come.