What is St Luke's Hospice?

St Luke's is a hospice which cares for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have incurable illnesses. Their aim is always to control the patients symptoms, alleviate pain, and give them the best possible quality of life – all free of charge. It costs £6 million per annum to keep St Luke's open, and government funding, via NHS trusts only provides one third of the funds required, which means the Hospice has to raise a staggering £4 million each year to provide this vital end-of-life care.

This challenge was set up by a St Luke's Supporter who has seen first hand, the amazing care given to patients through St Luke's and whilst donations are now closed we would like to thank all our donators for their wonderful contributions.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A final reminder

Just wanted to pop in with a reminder that you have just a few days left to enter this final ever challenge from St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge - all you need is a traditional Christmas card.  Here's a final bit of inspiration from me for you - a very simple card, one die, one stamp, an off cut of patterned paper and some metallic ribbon.

I also wanted to thank you all for the lovely comments you've left about the challenge - I had no idea we'd be missed so much.  I will get around to visit you all personally soon, but it's been a difficult month so far and unfortunately my Father in Law passed away in the early hours of Monday so we have a lot to organise ahead of the funeral next week.

Thanks again for all your support - I do hope you all throw one last entry into the virtual hat so you can try to win our final prize.


  1. Oh Tara, I'm sorry to hear about your Father In Law.

    I'll be joining in the challenge before the end of the month, but I want to make something extra special for this extra special challenge that we'll miss so much.

    Hugs, and condolences to you, your hubby and family. Di xx

  2. This is another awesomw card really love it! x

  3. Aww sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of u all x x x