Help make Christmas extra special

Give an extraordinary gift this Christmas

Help make our hospices a home-from-home for the patients who’ll be spending the festive season with us.

For hospice patients who are sadly too unwell to make it home for Christmas, we provide the next best thing – a warm and welcoming home-from-home for them and their families.

Along with the usual care and expert treatment, there are decorations, gifts and festive music. And of course a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. All these details matter because, for many families, this will be their last Christmas together.

That’s what makes your Christmas gift to Sue Ryder so powerful; it makes such a difference now to patients, while also giving families the opportunity to make precious memories to sustain them in the future.

Please donate now.

Make someone's Christmas

Amanda's memories of her mum Anne 

Amanda explains why it matters so much…

Amanda’s mum, Anne (pictured above), passed away peacefully at a Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. Here, she shares her Christmas story:

"Mum was the kind of woman who could always find the positive in difficult situations and once she knew her condition was terminal, she wanted to make the most of every day – and spend as much time as possible with her family.

"In August 2015, Mum got very sick and was admitted to hospital. She was in so much pain and Dad couldn’t cope with taking her home.

"The idea of going to a hospice completely terrified her, but as soon as we walked through the doors of Wheatfields Hospice, everything was better; this wonderful peaceful feeling just embraces you.

"We spent Mum’s last Christmas at the hospice. The grandchildren were there, climbing on her bed and all the nurses were wearing festive outfits and playing Christmas music. It was just like any other Christmas – exactly as Mum wanted.

"It was as normal a family Christmas as we could have hoped for – and it meant so much to all of us. Thank you so much for supporting this amazing charity."

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Make someone's Christmas