This Christmas Day will be extra special for staff and patients at St Luke’s after a very generous local supporter chose to cover the cost of the running the Hospice on what is considered to be one of the most caring days of the year.

Choosing to remain anonymous they said, “St Luke’s Hospice is a fantastic place and helps so many people in my community, I feel very passionate about supporting the work they do. My Mum and Dad were both supported by hospices and I really wanted to do something for them, so my decision to pay for Christmas Day this year is something wonderful to give in their memory.

I am honoured to support St Luke’s and really hope other people will see Pay for a Day as a fantastic chance to remember their loved ones on a day that is special to them in 2016.”

Christmas Day is extra special at St Luke’s and we see families visiting throughout the day. At lunchtime it is just like every other home at Christmas; a delicious festive lunch is served with all the trimmings then presents are given to each of our patients from the nurses.

Emma Fletcher Catering Assistant from Winsford will be working on Christmas Day, preparing, cooking and serving patients their Christmas lunch and a buffet.

Emma said, “Catering Manager Phil Pettitt, myself and my partner Ant will cook lunch as well as an evening buffet for the patients and it’s an absolute privilege to be part of Christmas at the Hospice, the atmosphere is always calm and tranquil. On behalf of everyone at St Luke’s I’d like to thank the very generous person who has chosen to pay for Christmas Day, it is such an incredible gift.”

St Luke’s needs constant support and each 24 hours or care we provide costs £8,600. We welcome donations from anyone who would like to Pay for a Day, either with a donation or through fundraising.

Each day the Hospice will support around 30 local people and their families through the wide range of services we provide, all of which are completely free of charge. In an environment where every moment counts, donating the cost of 24 hours care is truly a gift.

For more information please contact Amy Magee Campaign and Appeals Manager on 01606 555813 or email amy_magee@stlukes-hospice.co.uk.