Volunteering for St Luke’s Hospice
19th Sep, 2019
Last week, members of the SDS team put down their pens and picked up a paintbrush all in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.
The independent hospice charity, who cares for over 3,500 people a year, provides specialist end of life care to the people of Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall.
Some members of the team joined the army of volunteers at the charities distribution centre, helping sort through the mountain of donations. Last year the distribution centre handled 1.2 million tonnes of items, everything from clothes, shoes, books, household accessories and furniture.
Other members helped in the garden of remembrance at the charity’s Turnchapel site, painting outside furniture to enable patients and their families to enjoy the view across Plymouth Sound.
Reflecting on the day, senior mechanical engineer, Josh Musgrove commented “It was great to be able to help their maintenance team, who have to undertake a huge amount of work throughout the gardens, and show our support to such a worthwhile cause”.
St Luke’s have to raise over £7.8 million every year in order to ensure that the people in our community receive the best possible end of life care. To make a donation, or to pledge your support, please click here.