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Owls fans raise almost £1500 for St Luke’s Hospice

9 December 2015

Thanks to generous Owls fans, St Luke’s Hospice will now benefit from almost £1500 after the charity was the official matchday Charity Partner for the Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County game last Sunday.

The charity did bucket collections around the ground before the game and managed to raise an impressive £1486.66 from supporter’s donations.

St Luke’s Hospice is dedicated to the wellbeing of all terminally ill people in Sheffield and their loved ones. 

Joasia Lesniak, Corporate Fundraising Manager at St Luke’s, said: “The support of Sheffield Wednesday is vital as we have to raise £5.6 million annually to support the people of Sheffield and their families.

We are so grateful to the club for giving us the opportunity to bucket collect before the match, not only is it a fantastic way to raise money but also a great way to engage our volunteers.”

Every year the charity cares for around 1,400 patients and supports their families and carers – helping about 5,000 people in total.  At any one time the hospice is caring for up to 20 patients in their In Patient Centre – 400 in any one year.

Throughout the city the St Luke’s community nurses are caring for around 400 patients in their own homes – around 1,000 every year.  And every year individual programmes of therapies, treatments and advice at the hospice’s Therapies and Rehabilitation Centre help some 350 patients to live independently at home for as long as possible.

The charity’s mission is quite simply to deliver the best possible palliative care in Sheffield, whilst developing and driving continual improvements for everyone affected by terminal illness.

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