Our annual Festival of Light brings together our St Luke's community, to gather and remember loved ones as we light up our gardens with hundreds of lights, offering a chance to pause and remember those we miss.
Dedicate a light in memory of a loved one and help us to light up our virtual Sheffield night sky. Every donation we receive will help us to continue caring for people across Sheffield who are affected by terminal illness.
Chris and Mary
For Chris' wife Mary, their family and friends, Festival of Light is an ideal time to come together to remember Chris and support St Luke's.
“It was spring 2018 when we were told the tumour was untreatable. A St Luke’s Community Nurse started to visit Chris at home, she gave us practical support and always made time to talk. Chris had been feeling depressed but going to St Luke’s absolutely changed his mood. He just loved going there. Those days at St Luke’s were good for me too. I could have a coffee, read a book and it was comforting to be there.
I felt the team were always there for us. Every single person is friendly and caring. It’s like a family, there’s always someone to talk to and nothing is too much trouble. If I could have written the perfect end for Chris, it would have been how it was at St Luke’s. Everything about the place is comforting, friendly and safe.
We’ll always go along to Festival of Light as it means something very personal to us now. Everyone there has been through the same thing, so you feel that support from the whole crowd. Chris would have loved to see us all there together, for him. It’s a fantastic way to support St Luke’s and remember your loved ones.”