St Luke’s Joins Chamber as Patron in 50th Year

17th June 2022

St Luke’s has joined Sheffield Chamber as a Patron as it celebrates its 50th year.

The Sheffield charity, which provides specialist palliative care, was welcomed by Interim Chief Executive Louisa Harrison-Walker at a Patron’s networking event yesterday evening.

The event, held in the beautiful grounds at St Luke’s on Ecclesall Road South, was also attended by South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard.

The new enhanced relationship with the Chamber will help St Luke’s forge a stronger relationship with the South Yorkshire business community.

Louisa Harrison-Walker explained:

“St Luke’s is a very special organisation and I’m really pleased the Chamber can provide support through working collaboratively and opening our networks.

“All charities have been affected by covid whether that’s through reduced donations, practical difficulties with visiting or by ongoing challenges such as attracting and retaining staff.

“At Sheffield Chamber we work to help organisations, businesses and communities work, learn and grow together. This renewed relationship with St Luke’s defines our commitment to working at the heart of our community.”

Peter Hartland, Chief Executive at St Luke’s, said the renewed partnership with Sheffield Chamber would allow the hospice to strengthen its corporate network and reignite connections post covid.

“We continue to provide the best possible palliative care in Sheffield, whilst developing and driving continual improvements. Just 30% of our costs are covered by the NHS, and every year we need to raise over £7m through the generosity of the Sheffield community. As a Sheffield Charity it’s vitally important that we’re connected to the region’s businesses both for fundraising purposes, and because the employees of these businesses are often our patients, and families of patients.”

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