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St Luke’s receives £1000 donation from local education charity NOCN Group

Sheffield Hospice St Luke’s has been given a charitable donation of £1000 by city-based educational charity NOCN Group in the run up to Christmas.

NOCN Group is an international not for profit organisation which supplies qualifications, apprentice assessments and other educational services for FE colleges, training providers, employers and organisations in order to create opportunities for learning, employment and better personal wellbeing.

Many NOCN employees have personal experience of St Luke’s, including a colleague who received palliative care whilst living with cancer and in her memory a team of ten recently completed the Night Strider charity walk to successfully raise £1000.

There are many other people at NOCN whose family members were supported by St Luke’s and so for them the connection with the charity is deeply personal.

The amount today donated by NOCN is in addition to the Night Strider donation, so the grand total for St Luke’s from NOCN is £2000.

NOCN Group Managing Director, Graham Hasting-Evans, visited St Luke’s to hand over the cheque for £1000, where he met the staff and receive a guided tour of the hospice’s facilities for which the donation will contribute to keeping services running for local people in need.

Graham said: “It is with great pleasure that I give this cheque today to St Luke’s. This is a very worthy cause which makes a positive impact to the lives of many in Sheffield. I have heard stories from colleagues about the ways St Luke’s has helped them, their friends and families over the years and so this is a cause worth helping.”

St Luke’s Corporate Fundraising Manager Jack Kidder added: “We are delighted that NOCN Group has supported us so enthusiastically.

“It costs just over £1,000 per hour to keep St Luke’s open for all the people of Sheffield so this extremely generous donation really will make an enormous difference to the lives of all our patients and their families.”