We are delighted to be supporting St Luke's Hospice as our Charity of the Year for 2019.
What do St Luke's Hospice Do?
St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is an independent charity providing specialist care and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses in Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. They believe that everyone deserves quality end of life care, no matter where.
Last year they cared for over 3,531 people in the local community who are living with a life-limiting illness. This specialist care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to patients and their families at home, at Derriford Hospital or at their specialist unit at Turnchapel.
They are dedicated to ensuring that everyone in their community is educated and informed when it comes to end of life care. The education team engage with the local community in an effort to train and empower individuals and organisations to work in partnership to provide excellent care in all environments and across all services.
How will Wolferstans be helping raise money?
We will be holding various fundraising events for St Luke’s Hospice such as bake sales, quizzes, staff challenge days and our annual Wolfie Ball. We will be volunteering and joining St Luke’s annual events such as the Midnight Walk, Men’s Day Out, Tour De Moor etc. Not to mention the Elmer Trail which will run throughout Summer 2019. We will also be holding free and informal information sessions for the families and employees who are involved with the charity to strengthen our support and share our knowledge of relevant areas such as Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
To find out more about St Luke’s Hospice, please visit their website
Our Charity of the Year for 2017 was Friends and Families of Special Children Ltd.
Jeremiah’s Journey provide vital support to families in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, who have a parent with a terminal illness or who have lost someone close to them through any cause of death.
Their Stepping Stones project is invaluable to children and young people and we are pleased to be supporting the charity, not only with fundraising, but by helping to raise awareness of their services that help so many.
- Andrew Warlow, who leads our Head & Spinal Injury Claims Unit, is a member of Headway Plymouth, a local charity helping to rehabilitate and support those who have suffered head injuries and their carers who reside in the local area.
- Simon Parford, Partner in the Medical Negligence Department, is a Director and Trustee of Headway Plymouth and the Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health, a local charity promoting awareness of and helping those who suffer from prostate, testicular and penile cancer.
- Samantha Buckthought, Head of the Wills & Trust Department, is an advisor to Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance and is on the advisory board for Veterans with Dogs.
- Cindy Rai, a Partner in the Commercial Department, is a trustee of both the Durnford Society which provides support for individuals with a learning disability and The Plymouth Argyle Football in the Community Trust which provides a raft of services using the prestige of football and the reach of the Football Club as a catalyst to inspire and engage with the community.
- Vikki Martin, Head of Family Department, is a Trustee for First Light; a charity based in the South West supporting victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
- Clare Magill, Commercial Department, is a member of the Plymouth Business Area Council and assists with the Pro-Help Division of Business in the Community in addition to sitting as a Governor of Plymouth College.
- Karen Walker, Personal Injury Department, is a Director of Headway Plymouth.
- Craig Butler, an Associate of the firm and a Solicitor in the Serious Injury team is a Co-opted Director at Headway Plymouth.
- Helena Campbell, Medical Negligence Department, is a Trustee of Veterans with Dogs, a local charity providing assistance dogs and support for veterans with PTSD. Helena is also the South West Ambassador for the Meningitis Research Foundation and is a befriender supporting families affected by meningitis during their hospital stay, their recovery or following the loss of a loved one.