Kim Bunting, her Dad Tommy was cared for at St Luke’s last year

“I don’t have the words to describe how much gratitude I feel towards the staff at St Luke’s. You all made my Dad’s last days dignified and showed so much support and consideration for not only him, but his family. Thank you for helping us make some memorable, precious moments at such a tragic time.”

Abbi Tooke, the youngest daughter of Julie who was cared for by the Hospice earlier this year

“Mum loved so much about her time at St Luke’s; the comfortable riser-recliner chair next to her bed, the visits she would get from Ralph her Cockapoo, the private room we had where we shared her final moments together as a family, and the time the nurses gave to support us all. Mum was only in St Luke’s for a week, but that time meant so much to us all. We feel very fortunate that she was able to be cared for by the amazing nurses who made the hardest time of our lives that little bit better.”

Nicola Bogue who was supported by St Luke’s throughout her breast cancer treatment

“I don’t think I would have beaten cancer if it had not been for St Luke’s; they gave me the positivity that I needed. The Hospice has meant so much and has helped me throughout my journey; I am determined to enjoy every single moment and take everything I can from life because it is so precious.”

Barbara Whitby, her husband Bryan received care at St Luke’s last year

“We take great comfort in knowing that Bryan was happy here. He was able to eat for the first time in 10 days, he enjoyed a bath and his pain was eased – he had nothing but praise for the nurses. St Luke’s has been there for us when we needed it and we will support the Hospice as much as we can in the future.”