3 July 1924 – 2 November 2000
Sue Ryder was a humanitarian dedicated to the relief of suffering. Her work started during WWII, helping people displaced from their homes as a result of war. After the war she widened the scope of her work, supporting people with complex needs and life-threatening conditions across the UK and internationally. Her work was expansive and international, so when she died on 2 November 2000 she left behind a legacy of charities around the world, including ours, who continue to provide care based on her principles: compassion and the relief of suffering.