Your latest update from St Luke's
As we look ahead, we reflect on the past year and the challenges presented to us, as well as looking forward to the coming months in what is an exciting year for St Luke’s.
2021 for us was challenging but full of amazing achievements. We saw the reopening of our chain of retail shops across Sheffield and welcomed back many of our wonderful volunteers and loyal customers. December saw Festival of Light – our first in-person event in almost two years – and one at which over 1,000 supporters were able to gather together in memory of loved ones.
Above all, our teams worked day and night to maintain our services to care for terminally ill people in Sheffield and their families, with nearly 2,000 patients receiving care across the city and at Little Common Lane.
Each wave of Covid brings its own worries and challenges for our teams, but we know with the support of people like you, we will get through. Your continued support means families in your local community can access the care they need, 365 days a year.
As we enter 2022, it is an exciting time for us as we are celebrating our 50th anniversary – half a century of caring for the people of Sheffield – during which time we’ve supported over 40,000 patients and their loved ones.
In this issue of In Touch, you can read more about our exciting plans and events for our anniversary year as well as hear from our Catering, Hospitality and Occupational Therapy teams about how they have adapted their work during the pandemic years.
We also share a story from an inspiring volunteer, Kemi, at our City Road shop and our Retail team update us on a project that puts sustainability at the forefront of their work.
On behalf of all of us at St Luke’s, thank you for your support. It is because of people like you that our nurses, doctors and specialist teams can continue to offer the very best, compassionate care to our patients and their families.