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Heidi Travis, Sue Ryder's Chief Executive Officer
Announcement about Sue Ryder Chief Executive Heidi Travis
Heidi Travis, Chief Executive of Sue Ryder, has announced that she will be leaving the organisation in the Spring of 2024. After more than 14 years with Sue Ryder, 11 of those as the Chief Executive, Heidi has decided that the time is right for her to semi-retire.
Sue Ryder news
27 Nov 2023
Trust supports Sue Ryder during Cost of Dying Crisis
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has today announced that it will be offering financial support to Sue Ryder, after hearing how the national healthcare charity is battling increasing costs to deliver end-of-life care. This comes at a time when the number
End-of-life care
23 Nov 2023
A woman sits on the edge of a hospice bed and embraces the male patient in a comforting gesture. Their heads are together.
The Autumn Statement fails to adequately address the financial strain faced by people at the end of their life
Today, Wednesday 22 November, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Autumn Statement, setting out the Government’s plans for the economy.
Influencing
22 Nov 2023
Heidi Travis, Sue Ryder's Chief Executive Officer
Statement from Sue Ryder on transferring ownership of its neurological services in England to Brainkind
Sue Ryder has transferred ownership of its neurological services in England to Brainkind, formerly The Disabilities Trust.
Sue Ryder news
15 Nov 2023
A woman holds her husband's hand as he lies in a hospice bed and a stamp with text saying 'The Cost of Dying Crisis' in the top left
The Cost of Dying Crisis: a society in which dying well is something people can’t afford
Sue Ryder calls on the government to provide targeted support to dying people this winter.
Campaigns
14 Nov 2023
£36,000 raised and counting! Sue Ryder, Lloyds and LCF host sustainable fashion show
After more than 8 months of planning, this week we joined forces with Lloyds Bank and partnered with London College of Fashion (LCF) for a special sustainable fashion show, featuring pre-loved clothes from our Sue Ryder shops.
Corporate partnerships
03 Nov 2023
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Teaching children about grief is an investment in public health
Death and grief are currently not included in the national curriculum. There is an urgent need for change, according to Sue Ryder.
Grief and bereavement
01 Nov 2023
Image of Sue Ryder's Senses of Grief exhibit featuring a flower bed and other stands showing examples of the five senses of grief
‘A Sense of Grief’: How the five senses can spark grief
We’ve launched our new campaign, A Sense of Grief, to highlight the profound impact the five senses have on the grieving process.
Campaigns
19 Oct 2023
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David’s story: How wild swimming helped me cope with my wife’s death
David took up wild swimming when his wife Sarah was diagnosed with a life-changing illness. Having given up work to care for her, he found his new hobby was not only good for his own health, but also provided much-needed structure and a sense of community. Since Sarah’s death in March 2023 wild swimming has continued to bring David solace. He recently completed the Thames Marathon to raise funds for Sue Ryder after the Wokingham team provided palliative care for Sarah in her final months.
Grief and bereavement
05 Oct 2023
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Debbie’s story: How Sue Ryder helped me cope with my grief
Debbie shares how Sue Ryder's online bereavement services have helped her cope following her husbands death.
Personal stories
04 Oct 2023