13 Aug 19

Billy’s Story

Billy Shelbourne from Winsford has been attending our Day Hospice for one day a week for the last six weeks. He says it has given him ‘relief, freedom and help’ in dealing with emphysema, heart problems and COPD. Here’s Billy’s story: “First of all when I was asked to come to the hospice I said…

18 Jul 19

Carl’s story

Alarm bells started ringing for Carl ‘Sam’ Telfer when he returned from a holiday last October and realised he was losing weight. After blood tests and a scan, the 56-year-old from Crewe received the devastating news that he has Pancreatic Cancer, which has also spread to his liver. “I was told that although it’s not curable,…

11 Jul 19

How our Lottery is supporting patients in Day Hospice

Our Lottery pays for the care of one in five patients in Day Hospice. Patients like 75-year-old Mick Birley from Crewe. Here’s Mick’s story… “I’ve got pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and emphysema. In November the doctors said that they couldn’t do anything more for me and told me that I probably wouldn’t make it to…

26 Jun 19

12-year-old thanks St Luke’s

Pupils from Weaverham High School have raised more than £1,200 to help their classmate say a huge thank you to St Luke’s Hospice. Benedict Clenton was just ten years old when his Mum Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here is Benedict’s story: “Two years ago I received the dreadful news that my Mum had…

7 May 19

Robert’s story

St Luke’s Hospice is here to support patients from the moment they are diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Patients like Robert who four years ago was given the devastating news that he has Motor Neurone Disease (MND). “I first knew something was wrong when I was doing the gardening. All of a sudden I…

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