Set up a regular gift in memory of your loved one while supporting St Luke's
At St Luke’s we are here to support patients and their families across the city at a time when a terminal diagnosis has turned their life upside down. There’s nothing we can do to make things feel right again, but our teams work incredibly hard to bring as much comfort and support as we can 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.
By setting up a regular, monthly donation to St Luke’s in memory of your loved one, we can keep caring for Sheffield families, just like Robert’s.
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My regular gift for Lesley - Robert's story
My name is Robert and I want to tell you my story and how together we can support St Luke’s for years to come by setting up a regular, monthly donation.
When my wife Lesley was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, it came as a huge shock to our family. Lesley was only forty and our little boy Liam was just seven years old. We were given the terrible news that it was incurable and that the cancer had spread. It was at this point when we were referred to St Luke’s.
Lesley was in a lot of pain towards the end of her life but we were so grateful that St Luke’s could be there when she needed pain relief, so she could continue making special memories with me and Liam right up until she died. They made her feel comfortable which made such a big difference not just to Lesley, but for all of us around her.
The nurses were absolutely incredible. They didn’t just look after Lesley, they looked after me, all our visitors and made us feel so welcome. The St Luke’s team were amazing, compassionate people - they always had a smile for me and always went the extra mile to make sure I was okay too.
Although it didn’t stop me worrying and it was such a difficult time, I knew she was being well looked after and was no longer in pain, allowing her to enjoy precious time with her family. Lesley being cared for by St Luke’s put me at ease and allowed me to be a husband and a dad to Liam again.
Liam losing his Mum was the most devastating thing to happen to both me and Liam, this is why we are donating what we can each month to make sure that St Luke’s can keep supporting families just like us. I want to make sure they can help other people too because I really don’t know what we would have done without them.
How your regular gift makes a difference
We are dedicated to ensuring that individuals and their families receive the best possible care and support during some of the most difficult times of their lives. From symptom management and pain relief to emotional and spiritual support, our team of highly skilled professionals work tirelessly to meet the diverse needs of our patients and their loved ones.
a month could contribute towards our Bereavement team supporting relatives and loved ones with counselling sessions and support.
a month could contribute towards our Community Nurses delivering vital care and pain relief to patients in the comfort of their own homes.
a month could contribute towards the ongoing cost of providing our 24 hour specialist palliative care for up to 20 patients at a time on our In Patient Centre.
Whether you’re remembering somebody who was supported by St Luke’s or somebody else special to you,
thank you so much for your support.
Together, we can make a big difference to the
lives of those facing terminal illness in Sheffield.