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Why I'm working with Sue Ryder to advocate for better neurological care in Scotland

"Last year I met a young man, Colin, who told me his dad's heart-breaking story. His dad had a huge stroke. His life was saved by the NHS, but subsequently he was stuck in hospital for over a year before being moved to an older people's care home while he waited for his house to be adapted." Bruce Crawford MSP on why he is backing the Sue Ryder Rewrite the Future Campaign.

Weekend General Shop Volunteers - Altrincham

We are looking for Weekend General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop in Altrincham.

Stockroom Assistant, Westcliff-on-Sea

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Customer Services Assistant, Westcliff-on-Sea

Your local Sue Ryder charity shop is looking for enthusiastic and reliable customer service volunteers to help maximise sales which fund our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Weekend General Shop Volunteer - Edinburgh

We are looking for Weekend General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much-loved shop in Seafield Road Retail Park, Edinburgh.

Customer Services Assistant, Grayshott

Your local Sue Ryder charity shop is looking for enthusiastic and reliable customer service volunteers to help maximise sales which fund our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Stockroom Assistant, Grayshott

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Stockroom Assistant, West Byfleet

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Customer Services Assistant, West Byfleet

Your local Sue Ryder charity shop is looking for enthusiastic and reliable customer service volunteers to help maximise sales which fund our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Stockroom Assistant, Feltham

Support our shops in the back of house, sorting donations, getting things ready for sale and making sure the shop is kept stocked and ready for our lovely customers.

Customer Services Assistant, Feltham

Your local Sue Ryder charity shop is looking for enthusiastic and reliable customer service volunteers to help maximise sales which fund our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Hospice Care Week: how we help people spend the time they have left in the way they choose

Wendy Loader and Anna Primrose-Wells are Occupational Therapists at our Leckhampton Court Hospice. Together they work across the Inpatient Unit – the only one in Gloucestershire providing specialist inpatient hospice care – and Day Hospice. Hospice Director Elise Hoadley meets them to find out how they help people maintain independence at the end of their lives.

Stockroom Assistant, Leigh Park

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Shop Volunteer, Leigh Park

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Weekend General Shop Volunteers - Harborne

We are looking for Weekend General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much-loved shop in Harborne.

PAT Tester, Cardiff

Support our retail shop in St Mellons, Cardiff, to test donated electrical items and get them ready for sale.

PAT Tester, Peterborough

Support our retail shop in Ortongate Shopping Centre, Peterborough, to test donated electrical items and get them ready for sale.

Weekend General Shop Volunteers - Didsbury

We are looking for Weekend General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved shop in Didsbury

Weekend General Shop Volunteers - Prestwick

We are looking for Weekend General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved shop in Prestwick.

Out of grief came friendship

Earlier this year, Pippa and Barbara, whose husbands were both cared for at our Thorpe Hall Hospice, were sadly widowed within a month of one other. Here, they tell Hospice Director Allison Mann how Sue Ryder's family support team brought them together.

Furniture Handyperson, Northampton

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Stockroom Assistant, Cardiff

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Stockroom Assistant, Northampton

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Shop Volunteer, Northampton

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Shop Volunteer, Cardiff

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Shop Volunteer, Westbury

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Shop Volunteer, Bristol

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Shop Volunteer, Swindon

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Shop Volunteer, Kidlington

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Challenging the Wild for Duchess of Kent Hospice

Fern Haynes and three nurses from Duchess of Kent Hospice conquered the Challenge the Wild event, raising over £3,000 for Sue Ryder. Fern shares her experience in this blog.

Shop Volunteer, Bicester

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Shop Volunteer, Chipping Norton

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Shop Volunteer, Oxford

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Shop Volunteer, Abergavenny

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How we help

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.​​​​​​​

Shop Volunteer, Leominster

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Shop Volunteer, Ludlow

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Shop Volunteer, Cheltenham

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Shop Volunteer, Kington

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Shop Volunteer, Bournemouth

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Sue Ryder provides expert insight on NHS Continuing Healthcare services

On the afternoon of Wednesday 1 November, Elise Hoadley, Director of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, sat in front of the MPs of the Public Accounts Committee and answered questions about how well some important NHS systems are working for people at the end of life. 

Shop Volunteer, Teignmouth

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Shop Volunteer, Sidmouth

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Shop Volunteer, Penzance

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Furniture Handyperson, Eye

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Furniture Handyperson, Keighley

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Furniture Handyperson, Peterborough

Support our shop in the furniture department by helping to get things ready for sale and help create wonderful displays.

Furniture Handyperson, Halifax

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Stockroom Assistant, Peterborough

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Stockroom Assistant, Keighley

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Stockroom Assistant, Lincoln Road, Peterborough

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Challengers, ready...

In September 2017 seven brave participants took part in a Bear Grylls-style survival weekend, Challenge the Wild, in aid of Sue Ryder Dee View Court. Ahead of their 48 hours of trekking, camping and beastie-eating (although, hopefully not!), Dee View Court's Capital Appeal Manager Emma caught up with some of the team.

Stockroom Assistant, Halifax

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Stockroom Assistant, Newmarket

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Shop Volunteer, Cottingham

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Shop Volunteer, Ripon

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Shop Volunteer, Richmond

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Shop Volunteer, Keighley

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Shop Volunteer, Peterborough

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Shop Volunteer, Driffield

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Shop Volunteer, Pudsey

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Shop Volunteer, Ipswich

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"I am crying out to be heard and fighting the system for a better quality of life for Dee."

In this blog post, Thomas McGreevy expresses his frustration at the barriers he’s faced over the past five years while trying to get his wife Dee the neurological care and support she needs.

Shop Volunteer, Great Yarmouth

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Shop Volunteer, Newark

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Shop Volunteer, Suffolk

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Shop Volunteer, Lincoln Road, Peterborough

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Shop Volunteer, Hampton Vale, Peterborough

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Shop Volunteer, March

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Shop Volunteer, Bridge Street, Peterborough

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Shop Volunteer, Newmarket

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Shop Volunteer, Sudbury

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Shop volunteer, Clay Cross

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Shop Volunteer, Skipton

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Shop Volunteer, Halifax

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Shop Volunteer, Leeds

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Shop Volunteers, Dewsbury

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Shop Volunteers, Skelton

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Dispelling hospice myths

This year’s Hospice Care Week, taking place from 9-15th October, is about celebrating hospice care, explaining its reality, and countering the misconceptions and fears so many people have. Allison Mann takes on the common myths and shows what hospice care is really about.

Weekend General Shop Volunteers, Thirsk

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Shop Volunteer, Filey

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Businesses: together we can make a difference

Our corporate partnership with Airedale Shopping Centre in Keighley has brought great benefits on both sides.

New hospice director realises childhood ambition to work at historic Thorpe Hall

As a little girl, sitting in the back of her parents’ car, Allison Mann remembers driving past the 17th-century Thorpe Hall in Peterborough and saying "I want to work there".

Weekend General Shop Volunteer, Thetford

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Seamstress, Headingley

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Wheatfields supporter takes on 'Glastonbury for runners'

Dom Oddy, a committed supporter of our Wheatfields Hospice, took on the tremendous challenge of the Mizuno Endure24 at Leeds' Bramham Park, an ultra-running event known as 'Glastonbury for runners', on Saturday 1st July.

Thank you autumn supporter newsletter

The autumn edition of our print newsletter has landed

In this edition, we’re celebrating the many ways that our supporters are making a difference with four pages of special mentions.

Teenage fundraisers put on a show for Wheatfields Hospice

Niamh and Malachy Bray and their friend Charlotte Booth have been stepping out in support of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice by holding song and dance shows at their home in Farnley.

Why I started our upcycling arts and craft group at my local charity shop

At Sue Ryder, our charity shops aren’t just retail stores; they’re community hubs. Poppy McGee blogs about how she set up a jewellery recycling and upcycling club, the volunteers it attracts and the benefits the community has reaped.

Mildenhall

Our shop stocks a large range of ladies, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories alongside bric-a-brac, entertainment goods and a range of new goods such as cards and homeware.

Staines

Situated on the main High Street we can offer you a great variety of great brands, good value and good service.

Sue Ryder nominated as Morrisons charity partner for Great Run Series

Sue Ryder has been nominated charity partner of the UK’s biggest mass participation running series by Morrisons, the new title sponsor of the Great Run Series – which includes one of the world’s most iconic road running events, the Great North Run.

Sell out exhibition raises £12,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Carolyn White’s Retrospective Exhibition at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms sold a record 115 paintings in aid of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cheltenham earlier this month, resulting in a £12,000 donation to the Gloucestershire hospice.

Sue Ryder Dee View Court awarded funding from The Big Lottery

Sue Ryder Dee View Court is delighted to have received a grant from Awards for All Scotland as National Lottery Funding of £9,980 to further improve the facilities for neurological rehabilitation at its purpose-built specialist centre in Aberdeen. This invaluable funding will be used to install a new purpose built rehabilitation kitchen at Dee View Court which will enhance and improve the independence and quality of life for service users.

Sue Ryder’s comment - Government’s response to health select committee report

Preth Rao, Assistant Director of Policy and Campaign at Sue Ryder said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment to improving end of life care, but we now need this to translate into firm plans that urgently address the great variation in the access and quality of care provision. Currently the end of life care you receive will depend on the condition you are suffering from and where you happen to live."

Gloucestershire Nurse Joins The National Association for Hospice at Home

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire is delighted to announce its Hospice at Home Manager, Heather Mitchell, has joined the National Association for Hospice at Home (NAHH) as a Trustee.

Sue Ryder responds to Government’s spending review of public sector budgets

Today Chancellor George Osborne announced the Conservative Government's Spending Review for 2015, following this announcement our Director of Health and Social Care, Mike Smeeton, gave his response.

Sue Ryder comments on Audit Scotland’s report into health and social care integration

Commenting on the risks facing the integration of health and social care in Scotland, Sue Ryder’s Assistant Director for Scottish Services, Pamela Mackenzie, said: “Integration of health and social care helps deliver timely services when people need them, no matter where or when, so it is crucial that Scotland gets this right."

‘Dismaying’ figures show almost 50,000 people died with poor care in last 12 months

In the last year an estimated 48,000 people in England experienced poor care in the last 3 months of their life (i), a new report from a coalition of charities today warns. This represents 10 per cent of people who died and is based on responses from relatives and carers collected by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). 

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People in Scotland with neurological conditions failed by authorities new report finds

People in Scotland with neurological conditions are being denied the treatment and support they need, with younger adults ending up in care homes designed for older people according to a report by charity, Sue Ryder.

Action needed to ensure high quality and personalised care for everyone at the end of their lives, urges CQC

A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that people from certain groups in society are experiencing poorer quality care at the end of their lives than others because providers and commissioners do not always understand or fully consider their specific needs.

Celebrating our incredible volunteers - Alison's story

On Sunday 12th June 2016, The Mall in St James’s Park will be transformed into the largest ever street party to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations on the occasion of her 90th Birthday. Alison Hilken has been handpicked to represent the charity at the event as a special thank you for her dedication as a volunteer at the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading.

CQC report highlights the importance of integrated services for older people

​​​​​​​John Hughes, Medical Director at Sue Ryder responds to the new Care Quality Commission’s report Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers.

A human rights approach to end of life care

Sue Ryder has launched a new approach to end of life care using the Human Rights’ Act (HRA). The work has provided a practical tool to help practitioners caring for people at the end of their lives make some, often difficult, decisions.

Statement: Our reaction to the death of Sir Ken Morrison

We are very sad to hear about the death of former Morrisons chairman Sir Ken Morrison.

Sue Ryder responds to the new research report on commissioning of specialist palliative care services in England

Sue Hogston, Chief Nurse at Sue Ryder, said: "This new report exposes some shocking evidence on the lack of support for palliative care in the UK. At Sue Ryder, we campaign to improve end of life care and support services for dying people and their families, and this report reveals that, as a country, we still have a long way to end a postcode lottery regarding good, responsive end of life care."

Sue Ryder statement on end of life care ahead of debate in House of Lords

Ahead of the debate in the House of Lords today, Tuesday 14th March, Sue Ryder comments on why it’s so important to hear about how the Government will follow through on its National Commitment to improve end of life care.

Sue Ryder responds to the new research report from The Neurological Alliance on the state of neurological services in England

Pamela MacKenzie, Director of Neurological Services at Sue Ryder, said: "The findings of the new patient survey released today (Tuesday, 14 March) present a damning picture on of the state of neurological services in England. It shows that services are deteriorating and greater investment in neurological services is needed so people can get the help and support they need and deserve."

Bigger and better neurological care centre facility for Scotland gets one step closer

National healthcare charity Sue Ryder has just announced that planning permission to extend Sue Ryder Dee View Court in Aberdeen has been granted. The extension to the care centre will help develop and expand our neurological care services to better meet the needs of people with long-term neurological conditions in and around Aberdeen

Sue Ryder comments on the changes in bereavement benefits that come into force today

Sue Hogston, Chief Nurse at Sue Ryder, said: "We are incredibly disappointed that the Government is going ahead with plans to make significant changes to bereavement support payments, which come into force today, 6th April 2017."

Neil Goulden appointed as our new Chair of Trustees

Neil Goulden has been appointed Chairman of Trustees for Sue Ryder following a formal selection process. Neil has served as a trustee at Sue Ryder for four years and is currently the Chair of the Financial and Audit committee. He takes over from the current Chair Roger Paffard on 12 July 2017.

Sue Ryder responds to new research published in BMC Medicine that finds at least 42% more people will need palliative care in England and Wales by 2040

When asked, the majority of people, some 82%, say that they would like to die at home. There is also evidence that only just over half of people (some 54%) actually get their wish. At Sue Ryder, we are working to support people in their choice of their end of life care and setting.

Voluntary hospice movement underpins NHS, says Sue Ryder hospice director in response to reports of 118,000 patients being denied end of life care

Elise Hoadley, our Director of Gloucestershire-based Leckhampton Court Hospice has responded to Hospice UK reports that 100,000+ people a year are left without the vital hospice care they need across the UK. The findings, from Hospice UK, report that more than 118,000 people with a terminal or life-limiting condition are denied specialist palliative hospice care because of funding pressures within the NHS.

Sue Ryder position statement: Holme Hall

Sue Ryder Holme Hall neurological care centre in Yorkshire will close by the end of March 2018.

Sue Ryder responds to latest NHS Continuing Healthcare report

Sue Ryder was delighted to be able to help the Public Account Committee’s recent investigation into NHS Continuing Healthcare funding by giving evidence in person to the MPs and are very pleased to see our evidence reflected in the committee's findings.

Weekend General Shop Volunteers, Lowestoft

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Shop Volunteer, Thetford

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Shop Volunteer, Caister-on-Sea

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Shop Volunteer, East Dereham

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A day in the life of therapy dogs Mac and Jess

It has been scientifically proven that the mere action of stroking a pet slows the heartbeat, reduces blood pressure and can even make someone who has already suffered a heart attack much less likely to have another. Jude Scott, Practice Educator at our Dee View Court neurological centre in Aberdeen, blogs about how her dogs became registered Therapets.

Privacy policy - volunteers

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Shop Volunteer, Norwich

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Shop Volunteer, King's Lynn

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Shop Volunteer, Lincoln Road, Peterborough

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Shop Volunteer, Huntingdon

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Privacy policy - health and social care

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Shop Volunteer, Peterborough

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Weekend Shop Volunteers, Nottingham

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Stockroom Assistant, Nottingham

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Taking hospice care home

Our Leckhampton Court Hospice at Home team comprises 22 staff who cover hundreds of miles each year travelling to people’s homes in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. Since the service started in 2015, they have provided 18,235 hours of specialist hospice care to patients and families in their own homes and local communities, supporting 314 patients.

Stockroom Assistant, Didsbury

Support our Sue Ryder Didsbury in the back of house, sorting donations, getting things ready for sale and making sure the shop is kept stocked and ready for our lovely customers.

Weekend Shop Volunteers, Didsbury

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Weekend Shop Volunteers, Prestwick

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Basingstoke

We stock a wonderful selection of items, ranging from everyday casual wear to bridal wear to bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.

Bognor Regis

The perfect place to pick up second-hand play clothes for children, wardrobe staples and winter layers, or extra holiday clothing - all on a shoe-string.

Chineham

Clothing for all the family, entertainment for those film lovers or bookworms, home-ware for those flying the nest and a wide range of our Sue Ryder New Goods range too!

Church Crookham

Unearth a gem today. There's always something new to discover in our Sue Ryder Church Crookham store as our quality of stock is excellent and reasonably-priced.

Cowplain

This well-stocked community shop in the heart of Cowplain is full of excellent quality donations as well as our brand new goods range.

Farnham

At Sue Ryder Farnham you'll be greeted by a wide selection of stock to feast your eyes upon. We carry both new goods and good quality donated clothing, bric-a-brac and also an excellent range of second-hand furniture.

Grayshott

Offering top quality clothing for the whole family and beautiful items of bric-a-brac. Our amazing selection of books is well known locally for its impressive range of titles.

Shirley, Southampton

Our double-fronted Sue Ryder shop in this bustling community sits on the High Street across from Costa Coffee.

Fareham

Located in West Street, Fareham, our Sue Ryder store is in a busy shopping area alongside some major retailers.

Havant

Our enthusiastic team is always on hand in the Havant shop to help you find a bargain or to find that item for a special occasion. There's always plenty of choice.

Portchester

The Sue Ryder shop in Portchester is situated in the bustling precinct, right at the heart of the community.

Charlotte Street, Portsmouth

Our large Sue Ryder store in Portsmouth offers two floors packed with furniture and electrical appliances – all of which can be delivered anywhere within a 25-mile radius for a small delivery charge.

Gosport

Our Sue Ryder Gosport store offers value for money on all departments. We sell a wide range of clothing items for men, women and children – as well as a great selection of children’s toys.

Stubbington

Located in Stubbington village, our Sue Ryder community shop offers a selection of donated and new goods at a reasonable price.

Newbury

We have a large selection of great quality clothing, brica brac and new items all at reasonable prices.

Bitterne

A large Sue Ryder shop based in the heart of Bitterne, Southampton, selling a huge selection of items from fashion to DVDs, books, bric-a-brac and many other things to surprise and delight - including a wide range of new goods.

"Don’t write me off": meet our neurological residents

We launched our appeal to extend facilities at our Dee View Court neurological centre at the beginning of June 2017 with a stunning photography exhibition entitled 'Don’t Write Me Off', which showcases the real-life stories of people living with neurological conditions. Let’s meet five of them.

Oxted

There are treasures to be found at our shop and we happily take your donations, big or small – it all goes a long way towards making a real difference.

Fratton Park (furniture), Portsmouth

Did you know there is a large Sue Ryder charity furniture superstore in a beautiful glass fronted building near Fratton Park football ground?

Lee-on-the-Solent

Our lovely Sue Ryder sea side shop is conveniently situated in the heart of the community. We pride ourselves on good quality and reasonably priced donated goods.

Petersfield

Our Petersfield shop offers a wide range of top-quality clothing, gifts and bric-a-brac at good value prices. The shop has the luxury of its own book room.

Emsworth

Emsworth is a small military town nestled around a beautiful mill pond. Our Sue Ryder charity shop is situated in the heart of the town, a small quaint window which displays all what the store has to offer - but once inside you will be surprised by how big the shop is.

Drayton

We're based in the small village of Drayton near Cosham and are a small community village with a very welcoming and friendly feel.

Petworth

Based in the heart of the Petworth community, this is a great little shop for top-quality clothing at bargain prices. We stock both second-hand items and a small selection of brand new goods.

Fratton, Portsmouth

Our small Sue Ryder Fratton shop is a treasure trove for anyone looking for a real bargain. We regularly run promotions and offer quality ladies and men’s clothing priced at £3 or less.

Leigh Park

Sue Ryder Leigh Park is a large community shop based in the Greywell shopping centre, next door to Iceland.

Thatcham

Our well-stocked shop has designer brands at bargain prices. We also have a vintage and antiques section for all the collectors out there.

How Volunteer Dementia Navigators are improving the lives of families living with dementia

Our Volunteer Development Officer Susan Englefield meets some of the team of volunteers and staff who are essential to our Dementia Together service in Suffolk.

Portswood, Southampton

We sell an eclectic mix of ladies, men’s and children’s fashion, and a vast array of accessories to suit any occasion. We also sell quality new and used furniture.

Waterlooville

The perfect place to pick up second-hand play clothes for children, wardrobe staples and winter layers, or extra holiday clothing - all on a shoe-string.

Lordshill, Southampton

You will find the Sue Ryder Lordshill shop nestled in the small community of Lordshill Southampton. Inside the shop you will find our bric-a-brac section which is like Aladdin’s Cave.

Mengham, Hayling Island

Our friendly, community centred Mengham store on Hayling Island is situated just a few minutes’ walk from Hayling beach where you will find a bright and sunny team whatever the weather. You will always be greeted with a smile.

Westerham

Our friendly staff and volunteers welcome you seven days a week to browse our vast selection of goods from donated fashion, jewellery, antiques, DVDs and more to our range of brand new goods for the home.

Southsea

Sue Ryder Southsea is right in the centre of the bustling Palmerston Road precinct, five minutes’ walk from the beach.

West Town, Hayling Island

Our small Sue Ryder shop is situated to the west of this seaside island - follow the signs for the beach and turn right at the Barley Mow public house and you will find us next to Lloyds chemist. There is free street parking and you can drop off donations at the back of the store for ease.

Wick

We have a good selection of clothing for all occasions, CDs, DVDs and books as well as bric-a-brac. Keen knitters will be delighted with our wool range!

Baldock

This well-stocked Sue Ryder community shop is a great place to buy clothes and accessories at affordable prices and is well located in the heart of Baldock.

Ashford

We are well stocked with quality clothing for all of the family, with some brand and designer pieces selling at very reasonable prices. Alongside fashion we sell a wide range of entertainment and household items, and an ever changing array of children's toys.

General Election 2017: Where does end of life care stand?

A new election means a new round of party manifestos – a new round of pledges and promises that will shape what the next Government focuses on in the years ahead. Duncan, our Policy and Public Affairs Manager for England, summarises.

Harpenden

The Sue Ryder ReUse site on the Harpenden waste site gives easy access for those who wish to donate and prevent unnecessary waste going to landfill.

Ampthill Road, Bedford

Conveniently placed on Ampthill Road Bedford and with dedicated parking, our warehouse-sized Sue Ryder superstore is a bargain hunter’s paradise.

Headcorn

The Sue Ryder Headcorn shop is very popular indeed; people we serve say they never miss coming to us whenever they visit the area.

Chesham

The Sue Ryder Chesham shop is at the heart of Chesham High Street and is a short walk from the train station.

Amersham

The Sue Ryder Amersham shop has a boutique feel to it and does not have the 'traditional' charity shop look. If you're after high quality fashion items at a bargain price then this is the shop to visit. We also have a range of great new good items from seasonal gifts, wool, sweets and cards.

Birchington

There is something to suit all ages in our store, with everything from toys, books and bric-a-brac to ladies and men's fashion, jewellery and accessories. Come and browse!

High Wycombe

Our Sue Ryder High Wycombe shop is a large, bright and cheerful shop offering a whole range of donated goods including fashion, bric-a-brac, books and small items of furniture.

Chatham

We are a vibrant and diverse shop selling everything from a wide range of donated goods to brand new items for the home.

Bishops Stortford

This colourful and spacious Sue Ryder shop, with parking for loading and unloading at the front and to the rear, is situated in South Street, Bishops Stortford, opposite South Street Pantry.

Harrow-on-the-Hill

Our Sue Ryder Harrow shop is a lovely community shop offering a range of fashion women's, men's, children's wear, bric-a-brac as well as a range of new goods such as bedding, garden, household items, cards, sweets and seasonal gifts.

What it's really like being in a hospice

Back in 2012, at the age of 38, Carl Denning was told he had pancreatic cancer and that the odds of survival were 5%. Now 43, he has managed to do the impossible and beat his cancer five times. At the end of May, he moved into our Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds. These are his words, taken from his own online diary entries.

Henley-on-Thames

We are a lovely, bright, boutique style Sue Ryder shop in the heart of Henley town centre. We have high-end clothing brands at excellent prices, and great bargains for all the family along with some new goods as well such as seasonal gifts, bedding, cards and sweets.

Harpur Street, Bedford

Our boutique-style Sue Ryder shop has a loyal customer base, as well as an enthusiastic and friendly bunch of volunteers.We are situated in the heart of Bedford town centre - opposite Marks and Spencer, and Poundland - in Harpur Street.

Cliftonville

We sell a wide range of high quality fashion, shoes and accessories for all the family, alongside an expansive selection of bric-a-brac, books to suit all tastes and DVDs.

Luton

Our Luton Leagrave Superstore is located on Marsh Road, with convenient dedicated parking at the side, and offers a fantastic range bargains.

Ruislip

Our Sue Ryder Ruislip shop is a lovely community shop offering a range of fashion women's, men's and children's wear as well as a range of new goods such as bedding, garden, household items, cards, sweets and seasonal gifts.

Crowborough

We are lucky to receive very high quality donations; our shop is filled fashions, bric-a-brac, household linens, and DVDs and CDs.

Rickmansworth

Conveniently located on the High Street just a short distance from Rickmansworth underground station, our Sue Ryder shop has for over 20 years been renowned for its vast selection of items available.

Sandy

Our Sue Ryder Sandy shop in Bedfordshire was opened over 20 years ago and was kindly donated by a local builder whose mother had been a patient at our St John's Hospice and was a 'thank you' for the wonderful care she received there.

Styling, social media and Sue Ryder

Jordan is a fresher at Nottingham Trent University studying fashion and a volunteer at our Sue Ryder Nottingham - Goosegate vintage and retro charity shop. Here, she blogs about her experience and how it will help her achieve her dream of working in retail marketing.

Pinner

Set in the heart of Pinner, our Sue Ryder shop is tucked away just off the High Street in a small precinct next to Sainsbury’s. The shop is a short distance from both the train station and local bus stops.

High Street, Slough

Our central Slough shop is located in the heart of the high street, opposite The Observatory shopping centre.

Watford

Our Sue Ryder community shop in Watford proudly offers a wide range of clothing and bric-a-brac at local friendly prices.

St John's Hospice shop, Moggerhanger

Based at our St John's Hospice, this shop boasts an ever-changing ladies wear section full of high-end brands and high-street fashion. There's a great choice of accessories with shoes and handbags for every occasion, scarves, hats and lots of jewellery.

Hitchin

We are a small community Sue Ryder shop in the historical market town of Hitchin, and are very much part of the community. ​​​​​​​

Welwyn Garden City

Our Sue Ryder store is located not five minutes from the picturesque parkway that Welwyn Garden City is renowned for. Having been open for over three years we have a good sense of our place within the town and have made many friends among the faces we see seven days a week.

Deal

We stock a large variety of items, including donated fashion, upcycled bicycles and we also have a popular vintage and retro section.

Kings Hill

We are a small boutique-style store where we are inundated with high quality donations. You will always find something stunning, unusual and unique here.

The podcasts that helped me through my Nan’s death

How would you deal with the news that someone you loved was dying? Here, our Digital Officer Laura shares what helped her come to terms with her Nan’s terminal illness, and cope after she was gone.

Maidstone

From bric-a-brac to bikes, furniture, vinyl, CDs, clothing and electricals - Sue Ryder Maidstone is a large well stocked shop that has it all.

Rochester

Sue Ryder at Rochester is the ideal destination for a bargain, whatever your tastes and interests. There is always something interesting to find.

Rye

We offer a huge variety of quality donated goods including clothing, books, bric-a-brac and entertainment which we hope you will be tempted by at very competitive prices.

Blackburn

Here at Sue Ryder Blackburn you'll find a large range of good quality furniture, clothes, bric-a-brac, electrical items and much more.

Macclesfield

The fantastically generous community in and around Macclesfield provides our Sue Ryder shop with donations ranging from bespoke furniture to designer clothing.

Gatley

You will find a warm, inviting, friendly welcome when you visit our Sue Ryder shop in the quaint village of Gatley.

High Bentham

Our High Bentham Sue Ryder shop is at the heart of the local community, providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and attending to all our customers' needs.

Glossop

Our Sue Ryder shop is situated on the high street of Glossop, the characterful gateway to the Peak District National Park.

Horwich

Sue Ryder Horwich has been established for over 20 years, selling lovely interesting items and all priced very reasonably. We get antiques, vintage and retro clothes, bric-a-brac, and electrical goods donated, so come and have a browse.

Sandwich

We are a light and spacious shop offering donated fashion for all as well as bric-a-brac and entertainment goods.

Morecambe

Our Sue Ryder shop in Morecambe has been a part of the community for many years and is one not to be missed.

Tankerton

Tankerton’s specialist donated clothing boutique.

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Tankerton Furniture

Located in the picturesque seaside town of Tankerton, the team welcome you to our Sue Ryder furniture and homeware emporium.

Tenterden

We sell a wide range of clothing and accessories to suit all shapes and sizes, including designer pieces, all at reasonable prices

Tonbridge

The shop offers a wide range of men's, ladies and children's wear at great prices. Our biggest draw is our knitting wool range as well as our varied household offer.

Tulketh Mill, Preston

Our bright and airy Tulketh Mill store is located on Blackpool Road in Preston and has become a firm favourite with university students and local bargain hunters alike.

Tunbridge Wells

The Sue Ryder Tunbridge Wells shop aims to provide something for all with top quality donated pre-loved clothing, visual and audio media, jewellery and bric-a-brac as well as a range of brand new goods for the home.

Five things you can do to plan for death this Dying Matters Awareness Week

This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week and events are taking place all around the country to promote this. But does this mean that there is a sense, for some at least, that dying doesn't matter?

Hyde

Our Sue Ryder Hyde charity shop has it all, including a fabulous selection of women’s wear, menswear and children’s wear to extensive bric-a-brac, furniture and homewares. 

Edgeley

The Sue Ryder shop in Edgeley is the place to shop for bargains for all the family.

Walkden

Our Sue Ryder Walkden shop is well stocked with great bargains, selling quality clothing and accessories for men, women and children alongside books, entertainment items and bric-a-brac. We also sell a wide range of new goods.

Wythenshawe

Located in the heart of Wythenshawe Civic Centre, we boast an abundance of great quality items at hard-to-beat prices at only a £1 per item.

Twydall

We're situated in the heart of Twydall shopping centre and are lucky enough to have free parking in front of our store making visiting and donating to us easy and convenient.

Heaton Moor, Stockport

Welcome to our Sue Ryder shop in the heart of Heaton Moor. You will never be disappointed when you visit the store.

Poynton

Our Sue Ryder Poynton shop is next door to Morrisons. We stock a wonderful range of high quality fashions with our specialty being designer and up-market brands.

Openshaw, Manchester

Our large £3 and under Sue Ryder store on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, offers everything you could need – from ladies', men's and children's clothing and accessories to bric-a-brac, household goods.

Chorley

Our Sue Ryder shop in the market town of Chorley is busy, fashionable, and has a range of stock for men, women and children - not to mention a small range of vintage/retro items.

If you work in end of life care, don’t overlook planning your own death

When you work in a place where people die, whether it be a hospice, hospital or nursing home, you often think about death and bereavement - and you may want to leave those thoughts at work when you get home. This Dying Matters Awareness Week, Wheatfields Hospice Director Kate Bratt-Farrar urges, please make an exception.

Pemberton

Welcome to our Sue Ryder Pemberton shop in the centre of town where you can always find fabulous new lines of stock for your wardrobe. Our shop has two floors filled with rail after rail of bargains; lose yourself in the fresh stock that is put out several times every day.

Downham Market

We are a small shop offering a good selection of quality clothing for the whole family.

Westhoughton

Our Westhoughton Sue Ryder is in a small friendly community, and we like to bring fun, hard work and great customer service with a sense of humour.

Sue Ryder Sheringham

Our diverse donated stock consists of ladies and men’s wear at a fraction of the retail price. We also have a popular bric-a-brac section and a selection of cameras, both new and old.

Watton

If you’re you a natural born bargain hunter then you’ll love the range of items we have on offer at Sue Ryder Watton. With everything £3 or less and a wide range of stock, you’ll be amazed at the daily bargains you’ll find.

East Dereham

We have a great range of ladies', men's and children's clothing and accessories alongside an ever changing stock of books, DVDs, linen, bedding, homewares, toys and an eclectic range of bric-a-brac.

Wroxham

We stock a wide variety of fantastic quality donations. We frequently receive collectable and valuable items which are mainly bric-a-brac or jewellery, and also have a wide range of designer ladies and menswear.

North Walsham

Come and see what bargains we have on offer, fresh stock out daily across our wide range of departments - we have a lot in a little shop!

Hunstanton

Pop in and see our great range of donated and new items at Sue Ryder Hunstanton. Our great team are here to help.

Kings Lynn

Our store situated on the High Street, offers everything for £1. Our rails are always worth a look with our huge range of high street labels and end of line items.

Why it's hard to stay 'professionally detached' during Dying Matters Awareness Week

Policy and Public Affairs Manager Duncan is used to being immersed in England's end of life policy work. But one week each year, Dying Matters Awareness Week, always prompts him to remove his 'professional mask' and think – really think – about what it is all for.

Old Catton

We have a large range of clothing, for all ages, as well as plenty of quality bric-a-brac and entertainment.

Stalham

There are plenty of books and bric-a-brac to interest collectors, and a fabulous selection of clothes and accessories for those in need of some retail therapy.

Swaffham

Our Sue Ryder 'Home & Garden' charity shop in Swaffham has a large and varied range of homewares.

Wisbech

Our well stocked shop is a treasure trove of good quality items all priced at £3 or less.

Downham Market Furniture

We pride ourselves on the quality of our stock and fresh items are put out daily.

Fakenham

Our superstore offers a fantastic range of electrical, furniture, white and homeware goods, presenting a one-stop shopping experience for those hoping to freshen up their home within a budget.

Kings Lynn Furniture

Our Kings Lynn superstore prices are very competitive and there’s always a bargain to be found with thousands of items on sale.

Stockroom Assistant Prestwick

Support our shops in the back of house, sorting donations, getting things ready for sale and making sure the shop is kept stocked and ready for our lovely customers.

Cromer

This spacious shop stocks a full range of pre-loved items including furniture, homeware, fashion and gifts.

Stockroom Assistant Altrincham

Support our shops in the back of house, sorting donations, getting things ready for sale and making sure the shop is kept stocked and ready for our lovely customers.

A celebration of our incredible nurses

This International Nurses' Day, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Director Elise Hoadley celebrates the incredible care given by her nursing team and shares the many different faces of nursing at Sue Ryder.

Horncastle

Visit our vibrant and friendly Sue Ryder shop in the heart of the rural market town of Horncastle. You can find us on the High Street, where we offer a wide variety of good quality donated stock and a range of new goods.

North Hykeham

We stock donated clothing and a selection of popular wool plus an electrical department which is unique to the area.

Nettlebed sales

Visit our sale of donated goods and see what gems you can find!

Grantham

We sell high quality donated and new goods and stock is refreshed daily so you never know what you might find.

Pocklington

We have a wide range of good quality stock ranging from fashion and accessories for all the family to bric-a-brac and a great selection of home furnishings to suit all tastes and budgets.

Knaresborough

Two floors of wonderful quirky retail with high end fashion and more at competitive prices.

Do your own thing form

Can't see the event you'd like to do on our website or want to arrange your own thing? We'd love you to join Team Incredible, so let us know what you're doing!

Staff pose in front of the Grade II listed The Chantry care centre

Come along to the Chantry's open day and learn more about our neurological care

The Chantry, one of four Sue Ryder centres dedicated to providing care for people with neurological conditions, is holding an open day on Thursday 20th September 2018.

Nursing Assistants Wilma and Shelley

St John’s Hospice to host Sue Ryder Nurse recruitment open day

Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire is preparing to open its doors on Tuesday 18th September for a recruitment open day. They are keen to meet potential Nurses, Nursing Assistants, catering, domestic and maintenance staff.

Sue Ryder's story

Sue Ryder's 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. When she died on 2nd 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.

Our founder and story

Sue Ryder was a humanitarian dedicated to the relief of suffering.

Our Trustees

Our Trustees are dedicated to the good governance of Sue Ryder.

Our Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT), led by our Chief Executive Officer Heidi Travis, are responsible for the day-to-day running of Sue Ryder.

Our CEO

Heidi Travis is committed to steering Sue Ryder in order to achieve our vision to create a society where everyone has access to personalised and compassionate care.

Bridlington

A friendly shop with a wide variety of fashion and accessories all at bargain prices.

Cottingham

A well-stocked, quirky shop on a lively high street.

Newark

Refresh your wardrobe at a fraction of high street prices.

Driffield

Our friendly community shop in the centre of Driffield has stock galore with free car parking nearby.

Knottingley

Our large shop stocks just about everything, from furniture to electrics, books, DVDs and clothing.

Louth

Two floors of wonderful quirky retail.

Losing a parent and losing yourself

19-year-old Shannara's mum was cared for at our Leckhampton Court Hospice. Here, she writes candidly about the grieving process and how she has come to accept that life will never be the same without her.

York

Jam packed with amazing donated stock, a vintage and retro section and brand new goods, there is something for everyone. 

Scunthorpe

A large shop selling donated furniture, bric-a-brac, entertainment and clothing.

Willerby Shopping Park, Hull

A busy, well-stocked shop with convenient parking for donations.

Doncaster

Situated in the centre of Doncaster, we sell quality items for bargain prices. Ladieswear and menswear all £3 or less.

Clay Cross

We stock a wide range of products at friendly prices including clothing, books, homewares, electrical and furniture.

Brigg

Our friendly and helpful team put out fresh donated stock every day with our speciality being bric-a-brac.

Penzance

Our beautiful boutique style Sue Ryder shop in Penzance is very popular with our local customers, as well as visitors and tourists. We offer our customers a wide range of products and are proud that we might have something for every customer.

Liskeard

Our Liskeard store is Cornwall's clearance branch and sells donated women's and men's clothing at £2 per item, with children's clothes from £1. We also have a weekly promotional table where you can find books, scarves, toys and DVDs from as little as £1.

Torquay

The Sue Ryder Torquay shop has been trading for over four years and in that time we have built up a good customer base.

Honiton

The Sue Ryder Honiton shop is a a quaint little shop full of character and interesting items, situated just off the main street on New Street which leads to the train station.

Three ways volunteering can help you cope with depression

This year our friends at the World Health Organization are leading a global campaign called 'Depression: let's talk'. Here, our Volunteer Development Officer Tracey shares three stories about Sue Ryder charity shop volunteers who credit giving their time with helping them combat depressive illness.

Exmouth

From funky to fabulous, your Exmouth Sue Ryder shop on the Exeter Road caters for every taste.  

Falmouth

Our bright and airy Sue Ryder shop is located on level ground at 3 The Moor, Falmouth, next to the bus stop. here are two car parks within easy walking distance, making it convenient to drop off donations.

Teignmouth

Our Sue Ryder shop is located in the heart of Teignmouth, a picturesque seaside town. We offer a fantastic selection of mens and womens quality clothing & accessories.

St Ives

Sue Ryder St Ives is a bright and cheerful shop staffed by friendly volunteers. It is well stocked with both new goods and donated items such clothing, puzzles, toys and games.

Heavitree, Exeter

Welcoming charity shop in central Exeter, offering good value clothes, toys, furniture, books and more.

Whipton Village, Exeter

Sue Ryder Whipton Exeter is a small shop in a village setting, with friendly, local staff who love to help customers find what they want.

Cowick Street, Exeter

Sue Ryder in Cowick Street, Exeter, is located opposite St Thomas Square.

Tiverton

Our Sue Ryder Tiverton shop has a lot to offer! We are located in the heart of mid-Devon, in the historic market town of Tiverton which still holds a popular and vibrant market on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. ​​​​​​​

Brixham

Conveniently located in the heart of the High Street, our Brixham Sue Ryder shop is a short walk from both the bus stop and the car park.

Paignton

At Sue Ryder Paignton we sell good quality ladies, men's and children's clothes. We also sell a vast array of accessories, bric a brac, collectables, electricals and donated furniture.

Helping you get the end of life care that is right for you

Person-centred care is a fundamental part of what we do at Sue Ryder. When it comes our end of life care, our focus is on working with every person to make sure they can spend the time they have left in the way they choose. This means understanding people’s particular needs, what matters to them and how they want to be cared for.

Tavistock

Our Sue Ryder shop in the picturesque market town of Tavistock stocks a large range bric-a-brac, entertainment and clothing.

Sidmouth

​​​​​​​Our Sue Ryder shop in the beautiful setting of Sidmouth's traditional architecture, restaurants and shops offers a wonderful range of new and donated items.

Barnstaple

Our beautiful Sue Ryder shop is located in Boutport Street, in one of the oldest parts of Barnstaple. With a large range of new and donated goods you will be sure to pick up a bargain.

Bideford

Drop in to our beautiful Sue Ryder shop on the high street in Bideford, where we offer a wide range of donated and brand new items.

Filey

Our Sue Ryder Filey shop is situated in a small seaside town on the North Yorkshire coast, so we get plenty of day-trippers and holidaymakers that visit looking for something they have forgotten or something to take back home.

Ashington

For families on a budget, find our Sue Ryder Ashington shop has rails jam-packed with fashion and household items all at £3 or less, excluding furniture and new goods.

South Shields

Our Sue Ryder South Shields shop is located in the heart of the Nook, a thriving shopping area with a full range of chain and individual shops. We benefit from being able to offer free parking as well as having a bus stop directly outside.

Richmond

Our Sue Ryder Richmond store is in North Yorkshire, and Richmond is an old historic town with a magnificent castle on the river Swale and Georgian Theatre.

Hartlepool

For families on a budget, our Sue Ryder Hartlepool rails are jam-packed with fashion and household items all at £3 or less, excluding new goods.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Centrally located in the small Victorian town of Saltburn, right near the bus stops, our double-fronted Sue Ryder shop can be found with one large display window and a smaller one next to the door.

Our Rewrite the Future campaign: what happened next

Over a year on from Rewrite the Future – our 2016 campaign to end inequalities in care for people with neurological conditions – Elinor Jayne reflects on what progress was made.

South Gosforth

Sue Ryder South Gosforth is the largest charity shop in the local area, boasting a wide range of great quality donated goods to suit all tastes and budgets - including home furnishings.

Killingworth

Our Killingworth shop is situated in a purpose built shopping centre and offers a wide range of goods for all the family, including excellent quality fashion clothing, accessories, menswear, kid’s wear, bric-a-brac, books, media and much more.

Stockton-on-Tees

Great selection of bargains on Stockton High Street.

Scarborough

Sue Ryder Scarborough is a destination for the discerning customer looking for an interesting bargain.

Ripon

When you visit the beautiful City of Ripon to see its many attractions, such as the Cathedral and Fountains Abbey, leave enough time to visit our friendly shop in the city centre. We're conveniently located opposite the bus station and close to the car parks.

Seahouses

Sue Ryder Seahouses is a friendly shop and very much part of the community catering to locals as well as tourists.

Whitby

Situated in the historic port of Whitby, this quaint and compact Sue Ryder shop is well-supported by both the local community and tourists.

Fulwell, Sunderland

Come and visit our very well stocked community Sue Ryder shop in Fulwell, bursting with high quality clothing, books and bric-a-brac.

Gateshead

Our Sue Ryder shop is set in the heart of a diverse community on Coatsworth Road, Gateshead.

Northallerton

Our large Sue Ryder shop, located within the bustling market town of Northallerton sells an eclectic mix of donated, vintage and new items including furniture and electricals.

The importance of not bottling up your grief

Bereavement has been making the headlines lately. If this has been bringing up difficult feelings for you, our online community is here to help. Online Community Manager Priscilla discusses how crucial it is to talk and how doing so really is proven to aid your recovery.

Thirsk

The Sue Ryder shop in Thirsk lies just off the ancient cobbled market square. Come in for a browse and chat whilst looking for that unusual gift.

Skelton

Our new Sue Ryder superstore is situated on the new retail park just off the Skelton bypass, offering a huge range of new and donated items, including furniture and white goods.

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Our Sue Ryder shop in Berwick-upon-Tweed sells a great range of fashion for men, women and children, as well as the odd vintage piece and an array of accessories.

Avion Centre, Wolverhampton

Our Sue Ryder shop is part of the local Whitmore Reans community in the middle of the Avion Centre. A well-stocked treasure trove, our lovely team is always ready to help our donors and customers.

Fordhouses, Wolverhampton

Our Sue Ryder community shop situated in the Three Tuns Parade has a variety of products, from vintage to homeware and entertainment.

Tamworth

Find our shop in the town centre, selling a range of good quality bric-a-brac, electricals and clothing.

Harborne, Birmingham

Located on Harborne High Street, our large Sue Ryder store has everything you could need, including furniture, clothing and a range of homeware.

Newport

Established in the bustling market town of Newport for over 20 years, we are well stocked with clothing, entertainment and items for your home.

Rugby

Easily accessible from the town centre and with several car parks located nearby, Sue Ryder in Rugby is the perfect place to bag a bargain.

Northfield, Birmingham

Our Sue Ryder shop in Northfield offers everything for a £1 just excluding our brand new items and furniture. With over 300 items put out for sale a day you’re sure to find a bargain.

Meet our hospice care team: Occupational Therapist Wendy

Wendy Loader is one of our dedicated Occupational Therapists at Leckhampton Court Hospice who help patients maintain their independence, supporting them to spend the time they have left in the way they choose. In this blog post, Wendy tells us more about her job and how she helps make a difference to the people we care for.

Scott Arms, Birmingham

Welcome to our large-scale Sue Ryder shop in Scott Arms, where our friendly team will help you to find a bargain whether you are looking for furniture, clothing or entertainment.

Wellington

This Sue Ryder shop is located in the small market town of Wellington in Shropshire, where everything is priced at just £1.

Yardley Wood, Birmingham

​​​​​​​Located in Yardley Wood, our Sue Ryder shop boasts a range of high quality, branded fashion.

Nuneaton

Our large Sue Ryder £1 shop in Nuneaton, offers a wide range of clothing, bric-a-brac and entertainment. With a free car park to the rear and excellent public transport links we hope to see you soon.

Cannock

Our Sue Ryder shop in Cannock, is conveniently next door to Tesco Express on the Stafford Road. With free parking and a wide range of furniture, electricals and clothing, come and pay our friendly team a visit.

Kings Heath, Birmingham

Our large eclectic Sue Ryder shop in Kings Heath, offers a wide range of new and donated goods including furniture, electricals and vintage clothing.

West Heath, Birmingham

Our community Sue Ryder shop in West Heath, offers a wide range of donated and brand new items.

Leamington Spa

Our community store in Royal Leamington Spa, situated in beautiful Victorian surroundings, is located a short distance from local bus services and a convenient car park. Leamington Spa train station is also close by.

Market Drayton

Our boutique style Sue Ryder shop in the heart of Market Drayton, is known for it’s range of high quality donated items and friendly team of staff and volunteers.

Coventry

Our small Sue Ryder shop in the Coundon communityå offers a wide range of donated items with free parking nearby.

A red letter data day: what are the experiences of people with neurological conditions?

It’s an important day today for us in the policy team here at Sue Ryder. Today, the results of the biggest ever survey into the experiences of people with neurological conditions in England are published.

Welshpool

Our well supported community Sue Ryder shop located in the quaint town of Welshpool stocks a wide variety of high quality and branded clothing.

Spalding Bookshop

Sue Ryder Spalding Bookshop has been open since 2005 and offers the truly unique experience as being Sue Ryder’s only dedicated book and music shop.

March

Grab a bargain with all donated items £3 or less at our Sue Ryder March shop, situated in the heart of this lovely historical market town which was once a minor port and major railway centre.

Lincoln Road, Peterborough

Grab a bargain with all donated clothing £3 or less and all donated furniture £50 or less.

Ortongate Shopping Centre, Peterborough

Quality donated goods and furniture at fantastic prices at Sue Ryder Ortongate.

Central Square, Stanground

Come visit our first and only Sue Ryder Café and see our great range of donated furniture too.

Ramsey

Find our small friendly Sue Ryder Ramsey shop on the main road, with a wide range of donated goods to suit all tastes and budgets.

Holbeach

Find us in the busy market town of Holbeach, where you will find a great range of donated items.

Eye

Our busy Sue Ryder superstore in Eye village, sells an extensive range of donated goods including clothing, furniture and bikes.

Our people

Find out about our Chief Executive Officer, Trustees and Executive Leadership Team.

The power of friendship

After Lesley’s kids had flown the nest, she was feeling lonely so she contacted our Thorpe Hall Hospice to see if there was anything sociable she could do to help. Enter our befriending service: she was paired with 80-year-old local Daphne, they hit it off and they’ve been sharing their passion for arts and crafts ever since.

London Road, Leicester

Our large Sue Ryder shop is situated on the outskirts of Leicester and is packed with good quality stock at bargain prices.

Bingham

Our lively, busy shop in the heart of Bingham boasts a wide range of quality donated and brand new stock.

Bilborough

Our lively, busy shop in the heart of Bingham boasts a wide range of quality donated and brand new stock.

Arnold

At Sue Ryder Arnold, with free parking nearby and a large selection of donated and new items, you’ll be sure to bag a bargain.

Sherwood

Located in the centre of Sherwood's main shopping parade, we offer a large variety of domestic furniture and household items alongside clothing and accessories for all the family.

Previous annual reports and financial statements

Read or download our full Trustees' Annual Reports and Account statements for the past few years to see where we've been and how far we've come.

Goose Gate Vintage and Retro, Nottingham

Located in Nottingham's vibrant Creative Quarter is the Sue Ryder Goosegate shop. Specialising in vintage and retro stock, this shop offers a wide range of nostalgia; from vinyl and furniture to clothing and haberdashery there's something for you!

Ilkeston

Located in the charming market town of Ilkeston, our large shop offers a variety of domestic furniture, homeware and clothing.

Spondon

At Sue Ryder Spondon, we have a wide range of reasonably-priced donated stock in all departments. Our range of brand new goods is particularly popular with lots of gifts.

Allestree

At Sue Ryder Allestree we specialise in bric-a-brac and clothing with many high end brands. We also stock a range of brand new goods.

Top tips: how to conquer a sportive

Taking on an incredible sportive like the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is a great way to do it... but don't get on your bike just yet! Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned cyclist, we've put together some tips that you should read before tackling any sportive or cycling challenge.

How we raised and spent our money

In 2017–18 we generated £49.6m to keep our services running and provide 2.5m hours of care – and £20.7m of that was raised from our supporters or through our shops.

Our goals 2017-18

We had two key goals last year: to develop and provide the best possible care, and to grow our influence so our patients' and residents' voices were heard by government and policymakers.

Beeston

Sue Ryder Beeston store is a large store situated in the centre of Beeston High Street. We have a wide range of goods including general stock range, furniture, electrical and new goods and most recently famous brand furniture.

Trustees' Report and Accounts

We aspire to create a world where everyone has access to personalised and compassionate care. Find out about our achievements during the financial year 2017-18.

East Leake

We are the only charity shop in East Leake and are blessed with quality donations. There is a car park at the rear which is ideal for dropping off donations.

Hucknall

At Sue Ryder Hucknall we sell a diverse selection of donated furniture alongside clothing for men, women and children.

Twitter takeover

Tweeting duties from our national @Sue_Ryder account are being shared across our wider team to help highlight the different ways our organisation works together.

Loseby Lane Vintage and Retro, Leicester

We're a specialist shop in the centre of the Lanes in Leicester, we offer a wide selection of vintage and retro clothing and accessories.

Weekend Shop Volunteers Altrincham

Support our shop to give customers the best possible experience in store, keep the shop stocked and tidy and help us to sort donations- an all rounder!

Weekend shop volunteers Edinburgh

Support our shop to give customers the best possible experience in store, keep the shop stocked and tidy and help us to sort donations- an all rounder!

How Dee View Court’s Self-Management service helps me stay well with MS

Our Dee View Court care centre runs a free Self-Management service for local people with neurological conditions in the city of Aberdeen. The service is designed to equip people like Stanley McLean – who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 12 years ago – with the tools, skills and long-term support they need to manage their own health and wellbeing at home.

Weekend shop volunteers Harborne

Support our shop to give customers the best possible experience in store, keep the shop stocked and tidy and help us to sort donations- an all rounder!

Memorandum of Association

Access the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Sue Ryder.

Quick facts

Did you know it costs us £44 million a year to keep our services running? More key statistics about our care revealed.

Gift Aid terms and conditions

Help us to make the most of your donations through Gift Aid.

Press office

For journalist or media enquiries, please contact our press office.

Gift of shares

There are many ways in which you can donate to Sue Ryder, but a gift of shares in a public company is one of the most effective methods of giving.

Loughborough

Our vibrant and welcoming shop is spread over two floors with a huge selection of men’s and ladies clothes with all the accessories you need, plus furniture, electrical, media and a well-stocked children's section.

Matlock

Our shop sells quality clothing for all the family as well as vinyl and books - pop in to find yourself a gem.

Donate your bikes

By donating your unwanted bike, you can help us to provide more care for more people.

The Gender Pay Gap at Sue Ryder

At Sue Ryder we want to provide more care for more people and this is underpinned by our workforce.

How to train for a half marathon in just nine weeks

From tapering to carb-loading, our Events Fundraiser Henry recalls how he ramped up his running technique to train for the Royal Parks Half Marathon – having joined Team Incredible only two months before the race!

New Ollerton

Situated in the heart of Robin Hood country, our generous locals donate a wide variety of wonderful clothing and knick-knacks that never fails to surprise.

Southwell

Our shop is compact but we manage to fit an awful lot of personality into it. We love nothing more than having a chat with customers and getting to know them better.

Stapleford

We are a community based shop that has been in Stapleford centre for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on a wonderful choice of good quality clothing and accessories and we take pride in our visual merchandising and window displays.

Hampton Vale, Peterborough

With new stock added every day, our busy community Sue Ryder shop in Hampton Vale has a free park and new stock added everyday.

Our promise to you

Our supporters are incredibly important to us. Without your help, we simply wouldn’t be able to help the people who need us – or carry on providing and developing the services that so many depend on.

Bridge Street, Peterborough

Our Sue Ryder vintage emporium in Peterborough is packed with curiosities over two floors. With free parking at the back of the shop, drop by and take a trip down memory lane.

Cherry Hinton, Cambridge

Located on Cherry Hinton High Street, a few doors down from Tesco and with a free car park behind the store we are a local hot spot for affordable fashion.

Ely

Our large furniture Sue Ryder shop is situated in the Cloisters Shopping Centre and located close to Market Square, which on Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays is a busy hub of activity in the shadow of the magnificent Ely Cathedral.

Herlington Centre, Peterborough

Our Sue Ryder Herlington shop is a bargain hunter's dream, with everything on sale for £1.

Huntingdon

Our Sue Ryder boutique shop, full of affordably-priced designer brands is situated on Huntingdon High Street.

Royal Parks Half race day: a runner’s perspective

Just five short months ago, our Events Fundraiser Henry was a bona fide running novice. Here, he recounts what it’s really like to conquer the Royal Parks Half Marathon – from the build-up and the buzz through to catching sight of that beautiful, beautiful finish line

Westwood, Peterborough

Located just 10 minutes from Peterborough town centre, our Sue Ryder Westwood shop has a wide range of donated stock for just £3 or less.

Thorpe Hall

Located in the beautiful grounds of our Thorpe Hall Hospice and with free parking, our Sue Ryder boutique shop has a wide selection of high-end and designer stock.

Newmarket

Our shop is located on the High Street and with a wide range of fashion, bric-a-brac and new goods we have something for everyone.

Haverhill

Our welcoming Sue Ryder shop in Haverhill, just off the High Street is full of quality clothing, beautiful displays and bargain prices.

Our approach to quality

We are committed to delivering exceptional care for patients and their families.

Spalding

Our Spalding Sue Ryder store is nestled between small independent traders with our unique book shop just across the street and stocks a wide variety of donated and new goods.

Stanground, Peterborough

Our fashion boutique in Stanground is situated just two miles from Peterborough town centre. With free parking and our Sue Ryder café next door, pop by for some shopping and lunch.

Our vision, mission and values

At Sue Ryder, we’re passionate about giving people the quality of care they deserve.

Our five-year strategy

Over the next five years, we want to provide more care for more people.

Ladybarn

A treasure trove of interesting items, our shop in Ladybarn is a great place to find a range of quality donated items.

How we choose our London Marathon runners

Our Events Fundraisers have one of the hardest jobs in our events team: choosing who does – and (sob!) doesn’t – make it onto Sue Ryder's London Marathon team. Here, she explains how the process works and what you can do to be successful when you apply.

Moreton Wirral

You will find our friendly shop in the small village of Moreton, selling a wide range of brand new and donated goods.

Altrincham

We stock a wide range of seasonal ladies, men’s and children's clothing, prioritising the best quality garments and accessories and often have designer items in stock - but our prices are still irresistible.

Ashton upon Mersey

A hive of activity with a fantastic stock of fashion, bric-a-brac, homeware, entertainment goods and much more.

Chorlton Cum Hardy

We stock a large and varied selection of clothing and accessories, and also have a big vintage and retro section which is always full of interesting and quirky finds.

Cleveleys

We are a small shop with a friendly atmosphere stocking an excellent range of donated items as well as new goods.

Didsbury

Set in the heart of Didsbury Village, our shop sells an eclectic mix of vintage and retro fashion, furniture and collectables.

Hospice care is... by Clinical Nurse Specialist Louise

"When families say that their loved one’s death went as well as it could have, given the circumstances – as a nurse this is what we all strive to achieve. Meeting an individual’s needs and honouring their final wishes is a true privilege." Read what hospice care means to Louise Reah, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at our Manorlands Hospice.

Garstang

You can be assured of a warm welcome when you call in to see our fantastic array of fashion, bric-a-brac, toys, books and soft furnishings all spread over two floors.

Haslingden

Here at Sue Ryder Haslingden we offer fantastic value on everything from small items of furniture, electrical goods, clothing, bric-a-brac and much much more.

Holmes Chapel

We are a fresh and bright small community shop with a large selection of fashion, bric-a-brac, books and media to browse through.

Liscard

Stocking a fabulous range of new goods as well as traditional bric-a-brac, modern electrics, books, CDs and fashion.

Neston

Find great quality lines at a fraction of the high street price - you’ll be welcomed with a big smile from our lovely team of staff and volunteers. 

Northwich

We offer a fantastic range of quality ladies, children’s and men’s clothing and also have an amazing selection of quality furniture and electrical goods.

Ramsbottom

We’re a quirky shop on the main shopping street right in the centre of Ramsbottom, selling quality clothing at affordable prices and all sorts of unique items from vintage china to hand-crafted cards.

Volunteer or work in our shops

Volunteer your time or become an employee at one of our charity shops.

Feedback

Our programme has been independently evaluated at the House of Lords and has received positive feedback from participants. Learn more.

Hersham

You can find our store in the Hersham Centre and it’s so easy to donate to us with 2 hours free parking in Waitrose Car Park. ​​​​​​​

Hospice care is… by Occupational Therapist Wendy

Wendy is an Occupational Therapist at our Leckhampton Court Hospice. In this blog she tells us what hospice care means to her and to the people we support at Leckhampton and across Sue Ryder.

Wokingham

Don't let the size of our shop fool you - the rails and shelves are packed full of great quality items just waiting to be found, from the latest high street fashion to that finishing touch for your home.

Our Awards

Whether it's helping people with disabilities to live an ordinary life or feel part of their community, or supporting someone who's been in prison to find a career.

The Triangle, Tilehurst

Our store has donated ladies and menswear, kids items, shoes and accessories and bric-a-brac for you to browse through and find a great bargain.

Woodley

Don't let the size of the SUe Ryder Woodley shop fool you - the rails and shelves are packed full of great quality items just waiting to be found. 

Caversham

Come and see what is on offer at Sue Ryder Caversham! Our store is a hive of activity with fresh stock put out every day.

Camberley

At Sue Ryder Camberley we stock a wide range of fashion and accessories with new stock put out on a daily basis, so there’s always something new for you to find on every visit. ​​​​​​​

Meadway Precinct, Tilehurst

Our Sue Ryder Meadway community store is situated in a local parade of shops offering excellent value for money on donated clothing, bric-a-brac, books, kids and toys along with a large selection of new goods.

Wokingham Road, Reading

The Sue Ryder Wokingham Road store is in the heart of the local Reading community and is popular with university students.

West Byfleet

Our Sue Ryder West Byfleet shop is located in the promenade across from Waitrose. We stock excellent donated goods including ladieswear, menswear, kids, shoes and accessories, bric-a-brac, books and DVDs. Find amazing brands at great prices.

Sandhurst

As a furniture store, Sue Ryder Sandhurst stocks anything from bedside cabinets to sofas to dining room tables and chairs – there is a something for all tastes. We offer a free collection service and we can deliver to your door for a small charge.

Hospice care is… by Nursing Assistant Natalie

To mark Hospice Care Week we spoke to Natalie Worral - a nursing assistant at our Leckhampton Court Hospice - about what hospice care means to her and the people we support.

Crowthorne

The Sue Ryder Crowthorne store has a prominent and central position in the High Street and a warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful community-focused store.

Shinfield Road, Reading

As the largest Sue Ryder shop in the Reading area, our Shinfield Road store has a fantastic variety of new and donated goods. From furniture to bric-a-brac and electrical items, to ladies and men's and kids' clothing. Come and visit and find that great brand at a bargain price.

Feltham

Our Sue Ryder Feltham store is easy to find being situated next to the train station and McDonald’s. We offer excellent value for money on donated clothing, furniture, bric-a-brac, books and CDs, kid’s wear and toys.

Twickenham

If you love finding something unique or love finding a great brand at a great price then Sue Ryder Twickenham is the store for you.

Oxford Road, Reading

Have a nose around our Sue Ryder Reading high street shop which truly is a shoppers’ paradise.

Emersons Green, Bristol

Our friendly Sue Ryder shop in Emersons Green, Bristol, is conveniently located in a parade of shops close to the retail park and Sainsbury's supermarket.

Triathlon training plans and videos

Run, bike and swim your way to success with our structured training guides for triathletes. Download the plan matching your level of experience, watch our training tips video - and start limbering up!

Trekking training plans and videos

Our #TeamIncredible Trekkers travel far and wide in search of the toughest trails and the finest views. Sue Ryder T-shirts can be spotted abroad or enjoying the scenery of the UK. Whatever takes your fancy, be sure you’re in the best shape possible with our training plans.

Rhos-on-Sea

We are warm, clean, friendly inviting shop with a fantastic array of designer clothing, quality bric-a-brac and a wide selection of accessories for both the ladies and the gents.

Kingswood, Bristol

Here at Sue Ryder Kingswood in Bristol, you will discover a large and spacious shop full of good quality furniture, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more.

How to choose the right shoes for your marathon

Are your running shoes hampering your marathon training? After experiencing aches and pains, our Events Fundraiser Henry – who trained to take on the Reading Half Marathon alongside the rest of Team Incredible – blogs about how gait analysis revealed his trainers weren’t up to the job.

Malmesbury

Customer service is number one at Sue Ryder Malmesbury, where you'll always be greeted by a warm welcome from our staff and thanked for your visit.

Whiteladies, Bristol

Our Sue Ryder charity shop is a newer branch located in the ever popular and bohemian district of Whiteladies.

Sale

Located on a busy High Street with many high street brands, our large Sue Ryder Sale shop has so many gems to be had you won’t know where to start, from clothing to bric-a-brac to furniture.

Cricklade

Our Sue Ryder Cricklade charity shop is on the High Street right in the centre of town, which makes it easily accessible. There is free parking on the High Street and in the averaged-sized car park nearby.

Highworth

Our Sue Ryder shop in the picturesque market town of Highworth, six miles from Swindon, is friendly and very much part of the local community. One of the greatest assets of the town is the people: you are sure to receive a warm welcome here.

Widnes

By buying from our charity shop, you can find an amazing bargain and help someone else get the expert care they really need.

Devizes

Our Sue Ryder Devizes shop is well stocked with donated clothes, books and bric-a-brac, plus a range of new products. Our team is here to help make sure you have a great shopping experience.

St Annes

Please come and visit Sue Ryder in St Annes where you will be treated to a boutique experience in this classic seaside resort town.

Cheddar

Our Sue Ryder shop is based in the historic village centre of Cheddar about a quarter of a mile from Cheddar Gorge and the caves opposite the ancient market cross. We have parking directly outside and disabled access into the shop.

How charity shops can prevent re-offending

Our Prison and Community Justice Programme (PCJP) has been going since 2006. It exists to help rehabilitate offenders by giving them new skills through volunteer placements in our shops and care centres. Read more about the programme in this blog

Fishponds

Our large Sue Ryder shop offers a fantastic range of furniture, ladies wear, menswear, children's clothing and toys, bric-a-brac, new goods and so much more.

St Helens

We welcome you to Sue Ryder St Helens with a happy smile, offering great value across our wide range of goods such as clothing, books, DVDs and homewares.

Bedminster

Our Sue Ryder Bedminster shop is located in the heart of town, and our aim is to provide customers with the most fantastic choice of new, used, pre-loved and vintage items.

Stroud (furniture)

This Sue Ryder shop in Stroud stocks a large range of donated and new furniture, and offers a weekly furniture collection and delivery service.

Stroud

Within the quirky market town of Stroud, our Sue Ryder shop is located between Merrywalks shopping centre and popular entertainment venue The Subscription Rooms.

Swindon

The Sue Ryder charity shop in Swindon Old Town is a very established shop set in a tight-knit community. It is set within an area of local shops and cafes, and has daily regulars that come in to see us and to see if there are any bargains that have come in.

Events: Frequently Asked Questions

If you've got a burning question about completing a challenge event or fundraising for Sue Ryder, don't worry - just check out these FAQs.

Wootton Bassett

Our Sue Ryder shop is full of nearly new furniture and clothing at bargain prices, bric-a-brac, books and much more.

Westbury

For families on a budget, find our rails jam-packed with fashion and household items all at £3 or less, excluding furniture.

Midsomer Norton

Our Sue Ryder charity shop in Midsomer Norton is well stocked and specialises in bric-a-brac and furniture, along with stocking a range of new goods

Park Street, Bristol

Sue Ryder Park Street offers quality high end and designer clothing for low prices. We also specialise in camera equipment.

Stoke-on-Trent

All our donated clothing is priced at £1 per item - so whatever you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it at a great price. Kit yourself out with a whole new outfit for less than £5!

Sandbach

We’re a real pillar in the community providing a wide variety of goods, including a selection of new goods, clothing, bric-a-brac, entertainment, electricals and even furniture.

Why PVP?

It's not just our health and social care services that support communities. Since 2006 we have been supporting the rehabilitation of currently serving offenders by offering volunteering placements in our shops and central offices.

Annan

Sue Ryder Annan is located on the high street and is a treasure trove of interesting delights.

Aviemore

Everything you need in one place at the best prices in Aviemore.

Buckie

Our stock varies from the usual every day to the unusual one-off finds. We stock a large range of clothing and accessories for men, women and children with a small vintage and retro selection.

Privacy policy

Sue Ryder is committed to respecting and protecting any personal information we obtain about you, whether you’re a supporter, a service user, a shopper, a volunteer or a campaigner.

Dingwall

Our shop is large and holds an extensive stock of donated and new goods. We pride ourselves in only selling quality clothing and you will often find designer names on the rails.

Dumbarton

Our Dumbarton shop is a bargain-hunter’s paradise with all donated stock selling for £1. This means a full wardrobe for a bargain price!

Taking stock over the summer: what’s changed in end of life care recently and what’s up ahead?

Duncan Lugton, Policy & Public Affairs Manager (England) reflects on the policy landscape for end of life care in summer 2016 and what is on the horizon.

Contact us

Want to contact Sue Ryder but not sure where to go?

Headington, Oxford

Our Sue Ryder charity shop is situated in the heart of Oxford Headington, at the top of Windmill Road at the traffic lights. We are highly visible from Headington High Street.

Chipping Norton

Our Sue Ryder Chipping Norton shop is on the edge of The Cotswolds and attracts good quality donations on a regular basis - from designer to quirky.

Bletchley

The Sue Ryder Bletchley store is situated in the heart of the Queensway shopping thoroughfare​, serving customer​s​ in Bletchley and the surrounding villages ​as well as greater​ Milton Keynes.

Dunbar

At Dunbar we sell just about everything: ladies, men's and children's clothing, household linen, bric-a-brac, golf clubs, fishing rods, surf boards, wetsuits, music and books - not to mention the odd pair of snow boots. We are constantly surprised by our donations.

Burford

Our shop is ideally situated in the middle of the broad High Street. Our reputation for giving a happy and helpful service to all our customers and donors alike is renowned.

Sherborne

Sherborne's Sue Ryder shop is situated right at the heart of this small, historic Dorset town, next to the impressive Sherborne Abbey and facing onto the Abbey Green.

Dunblane

Our community shop is full of high-quality donated items, including a range of clothing, bric-a-brac and books, plus Sue Ryder's great range of new products.

Ilminster

The Ilminster shop has been on East Street for over 30 years and is a vibrant, eclectic shop which has a great music selection.

Templar's Square, Oxford

Come along to our fantastic Sue Ryder Templar Square shop which is in the Templars Square shopping centre, Oxford. Our shop is situated next door to Greggs the baker at the east end of the shopping centre.

Photo of carer and patient holding hands Sue Ryder advice and support information

Stagenhoe Neurological Centre

Stagenhoe is a Sue Ryder specialist neurological care centre based in Hertfordshire, caring for people aged 18 and over with a range of neurological conditions such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

Dunfermline

We have a great range of quality ladies, men's and children's clothing alongside a fantastic range of selected ornaments and a range of small items of furniture.

Wellington, Somerset

Our Sue Ryder Wellington charity shop in Somerset is a lovely boutique-styled shop that attracts regulars and visitors alike with our fantastic varied stock.

Seafield Road, Edinburgh

If you're in need of some retail therapy our store is worth a visit as we offer a range of high quality donated men’s and women’s clothing and accessories alongside some special vintage pieces - all at a great price.

Shepton Mallet

We sell everything from baskets to clothes, from tables and bric-a-brac to snow chains and furniture both donated and new.

George Street, Aberdeen

When you shop with us you get the thrill of finding an amazing bargain, and a chance to help someone else get the expert care they really need.

Bicester

Browse through our array of quality donated items: men’s, ladies' & children's wear and bric-a- brac. You never know what treasure you might find!

Cycling training plans and videos

Our cycle training guides are designed to help you get off to the best possible start. Download the plan matching your level of experience, watch our training tips video - and start preparing for success!

Taunton

We are a well-stocked community shop in Taunton selling a vast array of women's, men's and children's clothing with great brand names including Fat Face, White Stuff and Joules.

Haddington

Our Sue Ryder shop is unique in Haddington because of its furniture and bric-a-brac offering. We have a regular flow of customers and donations, so a trip to our shop is bound to reveal some treasures - whatever your taste.

Aylesbury

Welcome to our Sue Ryder shop in Aylesbury. We have been situated in Jansel Square, Aylesbury now for over 34 years and are very much a part of our local community.

Dee View Court

Dee View Court Neurological Centre

Dee View Court is a Sue Ryder specialist neurological care centre based in Aberdeen, caring for people aged 18 and over with a range of neurological conditions such as Huntington’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Kidlington

Kidlington is one of England’s largest villages  and the Sue Ryder Kidlington shop has a welcoming community feel to it with friendly staff always willing to help.

Banbury

Situated on the Warwick Road in Banbury, when you come in you will be greeted by our friendly staff who are always happy to help. We are proud of our heritage and very proud of our Sue Ryder boutique.

Jedburgh

We offer a wide range of clothing for young or old, male, female, children along with bric-a-brac, books and many new goods. All budgets are catered for.

Wallingford

Our Sue Ryder store has been in Wallingford for over 30 years and is situated in the centre of town, just next door to Waitrose.

Woodstock

Our Sue Ryder shop in Woodstock sits in a picturesque, historic market town, and is home to Blenheim Palace and gardens which holds regular events throughout the year.

Newton Stewart

Our well-stocked community shop is a great place to buy clothes at bargain prices for all the family.

Northampton

We are a large Sue Ryder store located on St Peter's Way Retail Park in Northampton, selling the full range of Sue Ryder products from donated clothing and accessories to bric-a-brac, bicycles and furniture.

Leighton Buzzard

Our beautiful period High Street in Leighton Buzzard offers a variety of shops, but is also one of the best destinations for your charity shop fix – especially at our Sue Ryder shop!

Nairn

Our stock includes a wide range of fashion for all tastes, books and entertainment goods, as well as a varied array of bric-a-brac - so you're in for a treat when you pay us a visit.

Donate

Become a Friend of Sue Ryder through a regular donation or make a one-off donation to help support our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Cuerden Hall

Cuerden Hall Neurological Centre

Cuerden Hall is a Sue Ryder specialist neurological care centre based in Lancashire, caring for people aged 18 and over with a range of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis.

Abingdon

Located in the historic town of Abingdon, our eclectic furniture shop sells a wide range of new and donated items.

Prestwick

Our shop is very fortunate in the quality of donations it receives, which allows us to display our very best at all times. Ranging from high street to designer and one-off pieces too, our customers love the quality of our stock.

Renfrew

Our branch is on the corner of Dunlop Crescent just off Hairst Street, in the small town of Renfrew on the outskirts of Glasgow, very near to Breahead.

Blandford Forum

Our Sue Ryder charity shop is set in the heart of our lovely Georgian town of Blandford Forum, on East Street – one of the main shopping streets.

Gillingham

Sue Ryder Gillingham is a boutique-style shop focusing on ladies fashion and homeware.

Bridport

A busy Sue Ryder shop on Bridport’s main street with fashion, homeware and crafting.

Highcliffe

Sue Ryder Highcliffe is a community store situated on the local High Street near public transport links and a stone’s throw from the amazing cliff top and beach.

Running training plans and videos

Whether you're training for a 10-mile run or a marathon, our expert training plans will get you from start to finish line. Download the plan to suit your level of experience and prepare for success!

Henry (far right) during his last half marathon where he achieved a personal best of two hours.

Training for Royal Parks Half in six weeks: Building up the distance

National Events Fundraiser and Team Incredible Captain Henry Fleming is training for a half marathon in just six weeks. During week two, he blogs about how he’s gradually increasing the length of his runs – and, with the help of much fitter colleagues, his fitness.

Littlemoor

We are a lovely local charity shop situated in the heart of Littlemoor, situated in a bustling parade of shops with fabulous parking facilities, and easy disabled access and parking spaces available.

The Chantry

The Chantry Neurological Centre

The Chantry is a Sue Ryder specialist neurological care centre based in Ipswich, caring for people aged 18 and over with a range of neurological conditions such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

Dorchester

Situated in the centre of the historic county town of Dorchester, directly opposite the bus stops on Trinity Street, our Sue Ryder store has a unique and happy vibe.

Swanage

Our Sue Ryder shop here in Swanage is a must to visit every day as new stock is put out daily, throughout the week - so you never know what surprises await you.

Rosemount, Aberdeen

With fresh stock going out onto the shop floor every day, we can guarantee you will find clothing and accessories for all the family. Looking for a gift? Many a quirky item has been discovered amongst our wide selection of bric-a-brac.

Ringwood

Specialising in furniture, electricals and homeware, our Sue Ryder Ringwood shop is the largest charity shop in the area.

Lodmoor, Weymouth

A well stocked community shop with a large range of fashion, homeware and electricals.

Salisbury

We have a wide range of goods, spanning everything from men’s, ladies and children’s clothing, accessories and jewellery to books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl.

Wareham

Our shop is of a boutique style and offers a lovely friendly one off shopping experience where customers can pop in for a chat as well as find a bargain.

St Andrews

The shop is open seven days a week and our friendly staff are always happy to help with looking for your perfect purchase. Feel free to pop in, grab a bargain, and a bit of banter to go.

West Moors

Our £3 or less Sue Ryder charity shop in West Moors is long-established and well supported by the local community.

Winton, Bournemouth

Our Sue Ryder Winton store has been at in the heart of Winton High Street for over 11 years.

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Wheatfields Hospice

Sue Ryder Wheatfields is an 18-bed hospice in Headingley, Leeds. We provide palliative care, advice and support for people who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families.

Benfleet

Find us on Benfleet High Street - great variety at great prices.

Canford Heath

Bargains galore at our £3 or less shop.

Braintree

We are a large format shop with a good sized furniture department alongside an Aladdin’s cave of good quality clothing, electricals, pictures, and accessories for all the family.

Wallisdown

Modern shop specialising in ladies' fashion, homeware and kids.

Tidworth

Sue Ryder Tidworth is situated in a large Garrison town with plenty of local amenities and is close to the large Tesco on the main High Street.

Weymouth

Well priced fashion and homeware awaits you in our Abbotsbury Road shop.

Brentwood

Within our Sue Ryder Brentwood store you'll find high quality products sold at very competitive prices.

Leigh-on-Sea

Our ranges are varied, spanning vintage and retro fashion and home furnishings to bric-a-brac, and our ever popular new goods range.

Training support

Whether you're taking on a marathon, a 10K trek or a long-distance cycle challenge, our expert training plans will help you make the most of your pre-event preparation.

How to plan and promote your event

Now that you've decided you're going to fundraise, our number one piece of advice is to start as soon as possible! Here are our top ten tips for fundraising success, whether you're taking on a personal challenge or organising your own event.

Sydenham

The Sue Ryder shop in Sydenham is friendly and offers a wide range of donated stock as well as brand new goods.

Bermondsey

Our Sue Ryder Bermondsey shop is situated opposite Iceland, in a shopping area called The Blue, where we have been for the last 15 years.

Woodford Green

The Woodford Green Shop is on the busy Broadway, packed full of goods to suit everyone’s needs and wishes.

Bromley

The Sue Ryder shop Bromley – easy to park to shop or donate, in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Chingford

The Sue Ryder store in Chingford is beautifully compact and packed full of fantastic goods - new and second hand - at affordable prices.

Camden

Sue Ryder Camden: Vintage and Retro Specialists amongst a large rage of clothes and goods, old and new. 

What we do

We want to provide more care for more people when it really matters. We see a future where our palliative and neurological care reaches more communities; where we can help more people begin to cope with bereavement; and where everyone can access the quality of care they deserve.

About us

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

Your three-step guide to fundraising online

Setting up an online sponsorship page in support of Sue Ryder is quick and easy to do! Then use social media to spread the word.

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St John's Hospice

Sue Ryder St John’s is a 15-bed hospice in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire. We provide palliative care, advice and support for people who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families.

Pimlico

Our Sue Ryder Pimlico shop is a boutique style treasure trove, full to the rafters with great labels in clothing, quality accessories, glass, china, jewellery, books, movies, music and curious items from all over the world - and all at truly amazing prices.

Muswell Hill

Our beautiful, bright and spacious Sue Ryder Muswell Hill shop has top quality products at bargain prices.

Islington

Sue Ryder Islington stocks high-end fashion and accessories at affordable prices.

Walthamstow

The Sue Ryder Walthamstow shop stocks a wide range of quality yet affordable clothing, books, toys and household items.

Forest Hill

Our Sue Ryder Forest Hill shop is one of our newer stores and we like to think of it as a "next generation" charity shop

Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement

Our commitment to conduct all of our activities with integrity and in an ethical manner.

Refund policy

At Sue Ryder our supporters are incredibly important to us. Without your help, we simply wouldn’t be able to help the people who need us – or carry on providing and developing the services that so many depend on.

Lee Green

Our Sue Ryder shop in the Leegate Centre is the biggest charity shop in the local area.

Cookie policy

Sue Ryder's cookie policy

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South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub

The Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub supports people aged 18 and over who are dying from life-limiting conditions such as cancer, heart failure and lung disease.

Website terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for the Sue Ryder website.

Disclaimer

Sue Ryder disclaimer.

Working in partnership

We work with a number of other organisations to improve palliative, neurological and bereavement care and support.

Our reports

Find our most recent reports on issues that affect the people we provide care and support for.

Our work in England and Scotland

We aim to influence government in Scotland and England so that they take action to improve palliative, neurological and bereavement care and support.

Briefings and submissions

This page contains all our recent formal submissions to consultations by government and briefings for MPs, MSPs and Peers.

Our policy and public affairs work

Our policy and public affairs team lobbies to improve palliative, neurological and bereavement support – find out more about this work.

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What do I need to do to write a will?

Making a will is your opportunity to make sure that the people and charities you choose will benefit from your estate, so it is worth taking the time to think through what you want and to ensure that your will is legal and valid.

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Do I need a will?

Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die (all these things together are called your ‘estate’). Making a will doesn’t need to be complicated, but even if you are only leaving a few things or a small amount of money, it can save your family unnecessary distress at an already difficult time, to have your wishes clearly set out

Barnes

The Barnes Sue Ryder store – the New Emporium concept featuring the highest quality designer clothing, shoes and accessories.

Leckhampton Court Hospice

Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is the only palliative care inpatient unit in Gloucestershire, providing compassionate and specialist palliative and bereavement support.

Edmonton Green

Welcome to the Sue Ryder Edmonton Green store in North London where you can find everything from fashion and accessories for all the family to bric-a-brac, books, CDs, DVDs and much more!

Finchley

Our Sue Ryder shop in Finchley has a really friendly atmosphere and a real community feel to it. We are situated on Ballards Lane, five minutes from Finchley Central tube station.

Golders Green

Huge range of furniture, clothes and goods, new and used for all budgets.

Catford

In the heart of Catford Shopping Centre, this large shop offers eager bargain-hunters a great selection of donated and new goods at discount prices.

Wallington

Our Sue Ryder charity shop in Wallington is in the heart of the community, selling a selection of ladies, men’s and children’s wear and a range of bric-a-brac and accessories, books, CDs and other entertainment goods.

Fulham

Our Sue Ryder charity shop in Fulham is in the heart of the community, selling a selection of ladies, men’s and children’s wear and a range of bric-a-brac and accessories, books, CDs and other entertainment goods.

Skipton

Our shop has become a popular destination over the years and is ideally situated opposite the Skipton bus station.

York Road, Leeds

The largest Sue Ryder shop in Yorkshire, our store offers over 4,000 sq ft of bargains! Boasting a large range of second hand furniture, we can cater for all your furniture requirements without breaking the bank.

Hunslet, Leeds

We offer good quality ladies, men’s and children’s fashion from as little as £1! On top of that we have top high street brands… but never for more than £3.

Sowerby Bridge

Our Sue Ryder Sowerby Bridge shop lies in the heart of this small town, situated on the Main Street close to lots of amenities.

Pudsey

For families on a budget, Sue Ryder Pudsey is a shop with rails jam-packed with fashion and household items all at £3 or less (no furniture).

Ilkley

Our Sue Ryder Ilkley shop is popular with our local customers, off the beaten tourist charity shop run, and well supported with donations of good quality stock from books to bric-a-brac.

Airedale Centre, Keighley

Our Sue Ryder shop in the Keighley Airedale Centre is the place to be when you're after a high quality bargain in a fun, friendly shopping environment.

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What is power of attorney?

As someone becomes more unwell, they're likely to find it more difficult to manage money and financial affairs, and may become too unwell to make decisions about health and care. If this is a worry, they can give someone power of attorney to make decisions and take care of things on their behalf.

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Coping as a carer

Sometimes caring can feel overwhelming, and people often tell us that they feel guilty making time for their own needs, but looking after yourself is the best way to ensure that you can be there to provide the care and support you want to for your friend or relative.

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Planning ahead for your funeral

Thinking about and planning your funeral can feel very difficult, and some people prefer not to talk about it. Letting people know about any wishes can relieve your friends and family of some of the stress of organising your funeral, and can provide reassurance to those close to you that they are celebrating your life in the way you wanted.

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Can I get bereavement benefit?

If you have lost a spouse, partner or civil partner, you could be entitled to financial help, known as bereavement benefits, regardless of how much your income is.

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What is an Advance Care Plan?

An Advance Care Plan or advance statement is a written statement that sets out your wishes, beliefs values and preferences about your future care. It provides a guide to help healthcare professionals and anyone else who might have to make decisions about your care if you become too unwell, to make decisions or to communicate them.

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Understanding medicines

Taking the medicines you are prescribed can help to make sure you make the most of your health and get on with your life. If there are problems with your medication, or it is not controlling your symptoms, you should tell your healthcare professional.

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Adapting your home

You might be having difficulty with some daily activities, like getting about your house or washing. If so, there may be equipment that can help or adaptations that can be made to your home.

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Going on holiday

Going on holiday is important to many people as a way to spend quality time together, see the places they’ve always wanted to see, or just to feel that life is carrying on as normal.

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Getting financial support

When someone is dying, it can put a lot of financial pressure on them and those who care for them. In the last year of life, most people are eligible to receive at least some benefits. They may also be able to access charitable grants or other forms of support.

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Managing symptoms

Each of us is different, and our experience of different health conditions is also unique to each person. This section describes some common symptoms you may experience and how you can manage them in partnership with your healthcare team.

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Managing symptoms - tiredness and lack of energy

Most people with a life-limiting conditions experience feelings of extreme tiredness, weakness or lack of energy at some point. It can be very frustrating and make it difficult to do everyday things, but there are ways of managing it.

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Managing symptoms - pain and pain control

Being in pain can make it harder to cope both physically and emotionally with everything else that is going on. Working with your healthcare team to manage your pain in the way that works best for you can make a huge difference to your quality of life.

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Managing symptoms - mouth problems

Having a sore mouth can make you feel miserable and have a major impact on your everyday life, by making it hard to eat or talk. Luckily there are lots of things you can do, such as keeping your mouth clean and moist, that can help to prevent or reduce problems.

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Managing symptoms - losing your appetite and losing weight

It is common for people who are living with a life-limiting condition to lose their appetite and to lose weight. Sometimes this may be caused by your illness, its treatment, or medication you are taking. But you may also lose your appetite if you are feeling worried or depressed.

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Managing symptoms - avoiding infection

When you are ill or have a long-term condition you are more prone to getting infections. There are some simple things that you can do to reduce the risks of getting an infection. It is important to let your health professional know if you think you have an infection.

Fundraising ideas

There are so many things you could do to make a difference – just pick something you love to do.

For healthcare professionals

We have a variety of information and resources available for health and social care professionals.

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Managing symptoms - bladder and bowel problems

Having problems going to the toilet can be uncomfortable and distressing, but there is no need to be embarrassed – your healthcare team are quite used to helping people with these issues. There are also some things that you can do yourself that can help to relieve some of the symptoms.

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Managing symptoms - breathlessness or shortness of breath

Being short of breath can make it difficult to do some of your usual day-to-day activities, such as taking a shower or cooking a meal. As well as being uncomfortable, it can also make you feel very anxious or even frightened, which can make it even harder to breathe. But there are lots of things that you and your healthcare team can do to manage it.

Your fundraising toolkit

Ideas, materials and advice galore to help you get started on your fundraising journey.

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Can I get bereavement leave from work?

If you are employed, you are entitled to some bereavement leave from work when a loved one dies. However, there is no set legal amount of leave. It can help to know your rights and how the system works.

Halifax

Our Sue Ryder Halifax shop is located on the Pellon Lane retail park next to Farm Foods. The shop has a large car park that's free to use for all shoppers and donors.

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Supporting young people with grief

Young people are already coping with lots of stresses in their life, such as their changing hormones and important exams - so dealing with the death of someone they love can be particularly hard. It's important to make sure that they're getting the support they need.

Bingley

In our Bingley store, you can find a great range of fashionable and high quality collection of ladies and men's clothing at competitive prices. You can find, too, all that you need to stay entertained: all sorts of different books and DVDs.

Shipley

Shipley superstore is a £3 or less fashion and homeware shop. Quality products and sensible prices.

Meanwood, Leeds

Our Sue Ryder Meanwood store sells good quality donated clothing for ladies, men and children, together with books, toys, accessories, CDs and DVDs. Parking is free for up to four hours.

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How do I support a bereaved child?

We all find it hard to cope when someone we love dies. Helping a child to cope with the loss of someone they love can be particularly difficult when you are dealing with your own grief. But there are things that you can do to support children through this difficult time.

Advice and support

When you find out that someone you love is dying, it can be hard to know what to do next. This information will help you find your way.

Headingley, Leeds

Set in the heart of the vibrant Headingley community, our Sue Ryder charity shop is a haven for all things vintage.

Mirfield

Located in the heart of Mirfield on the main High Street, our shop has been open for over 20 years and offers an array of quality new and used goods at very competitive prices.

Todmorden

Situated on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire in the Calder Valley, Todmorden is a thriving town, and we’re in the centre of an amazing community who offer us their support every day of the week as customers, donors and volunteers.  ​​​​​​​

Keighley

Situated in picturesque Bronte Country, our Sue Ryder Keighley store is located near the town centre, with easy access.

Swarcliffe, Leeds

Our Swarcliffe shop is a £1 shop - the ideal destination if you're on the hunt for a bargain.

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How long does grief last?

There is no timetable for how long grief lasts, or how you should feel after a particular time. After twelve months it may still feel as if everything happened yesterday, or it may feel like it all happened a lifetime ago. These are some of the feelings you might have when you are coping with grief longer-term.

Becontree

The perfect place to pick up second-hand play clothes for children, wardrobe staples and winter layers, or an extra holiday ensemble - all on a shoe-string. End-of–season stock from high-end brands are also included, giving you a last chance to seek out an amazing one-off item.

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Support for young carers

Are you under 18 years old? Do you help to look after someone who is dying – this might be your mum or dad, grandparents, brother or sister or maybe another relative, friend or neighbour? If this sounds like you – then you are a young carer.

Haworth

Our Sue Ryder charity shop is situated in the heart of the Bronte Village and the local community, within a short distance to the world famous Haworth cobbled Main Street and the Keighley and Worth Valley steam railway.

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Supporting a child when someone is dying

Even young children can pick up on how people around them are feeling and changes in routine, whether you have told them what is happening or not. These changes can feel very worrying and frightening, but there are ways that you can help them to cope.

Our free publications

On this page you’ll find information to download or order about living with or caring for someone with a life-limiting condition, and coping with the loss of a loved one.

Guiseley

We are a bright and airy shop based at the heart of the local Guiseley community.

Colchester

The perfect place to pick up second-hand play clothes for children, wardrobe staples and winter layers, or an extra holiday ensemble - all on a shoe-string.

Wheatfields Hospice Shop, Leeds

Our Sue Ryder Wheatfields Shop is located in the grounds of the hospice on Grove Road, just a five-minute walk from Headingley town centre.

Yeadon

Situated in the centre of the historic market town of Yeadon, our shop is easy to find – we’re located on the High Street, close to Morrisons and across the road from the Town Hall and market square.

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Telling a child a loved one is dying

Only you know when the time is right and the best way to tell your child that someone they love is dying. This can be incredibly hard, but there are some approaches that can help.

Frinton-on-Sea

Our range is varied, spanning fashion and home furnishings to bric-a-brac, and our ever popular new goods range. Whatever you’re after, you’re guaranteed a bargain when you shop with us.

Bridewell Alley, Norwich

Bridewell Alley offers a wide range of high quality vintage clothing and accessories from different eras.

Thetford (home)

Our shop in Thetford on Riverside Walk, is a £1 clearance home shop where you’ll be sure to find a bargain.

Bungay

Situated opposite the impressive church of St Mary's in the heart of Bungay, our shop is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered.

Beccles

Centrally situated in the Market Place of bustling Beccles, our shop offers a wide range of donated clothing, homeware and entertainment.

Hainault

Our donated stock is replenished on a daily basis, giving our customers a great deal of choice in what to buy. With a friendly smile and a great atmosphere you can always be sure that your visit is an enjoyable experience.

Southwold

In the charming seaside resort of Southwold, our shop has been on the high street for over 20 years. We offer a range of donated and brand new items.

Gorleston

Our shop in Gorleston has been on the high street for more than 25 years, selling a range of donated and new items.

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What is it like to be a carer?

You may not think about yourself as being a carer, you may simply see yourself as someone’s friend, partner, daughter or son. But if you’re looking after a person who can’t manage without your help, then you are a carer.

Diss

Our well stocked shop is a treasure trove of quality donations and a must visit for the true charity shopper.

Caister-on-Sea

Situated in the seaside town of Caister-on-Sea, our community shop offers an excellent selection of donated clothing, electrical items and homeware.

Earlham Road, Norwich

Our busy shop in the heart of the Golden Triangle, offers a wide range of donated and brand new stock, as well as being a specialist in vintage clothing.

Hornchurch

Situated in the centre of Hornchurch on the High Street, our Sue Ryder shop has a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere - just ask any member of staff for a particular item you are looking for and we will try our absolute best to fulfil your wish.

Grove Road, Norwich

Our shop in Norwich offers a wide range of ladies, children’s and men’s clothing at just £3 or Less.

Great Yarmouth

Our large shop in the heart of Great Yarmouth town offers an array of clothing, homeware and media.

Ipswich

Come and visit our interesting shop in Ipswich, located in Carr Street at the eastern end of Ipswich town centre.

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Should children come to the funeral?

You know your child best and whether it feels right for them to go the funeral will depend on a range of factors - such as their age, their relationship to the person who has died, and whether they want to go. There is no right or wrong answer. But offering your child the option to go is one opportunity for them to say ‘goodbye’ to a special person.

Hamlett Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

Our wonderful team sells good quality clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, toys, books, CDs and DVDs at very affordable prices. We also sell a wide range of new goods which includes household items, garden ornaments, wool, cards, sweets and gifts.

Bury St Edmunds

Within a stone’s throw of Bury St Edmunds’ train station and with free parking at the rear, our large shop stocks everything from furniture to ladieswear.

Thetford (clothing)

For families on a budget, our shop on Riverside Walk in Thetford is jam-packed with fashion and household items all at £3 or less.

Wickford

We also sell reasonably priced quality donated and new goods furniture for those hoping to spruce up their home without splashing the cash. We are a clean, tidy, helpful, welcoming shop and always have a smile for customers.

Lowestoft

Our superstore is located in the Britten Centre and offers a wide range of goods including furniture, electricals and clothing.

Upminster

We stock a range of designer clothes, jewellery and accessories at affordable prices as well as quality items of bric-a-brac. Our dedicated team are always on hand to offer help and advice and our shelves are replenished with new stock on a daily basis.

What bereavement support do Sue Ryder offer?

This page explains what bereavement support Sue Ryder provides and how to access it.

Framlingham

Sue Ryder in Framlingham, is a well stocked shop offering great stock, a friendly service and willingness to help.

West Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

We are a large furniture shop and have daily collections and deliveries of donated furniture ranging from modern to vintage at affordable prices.

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How do I organise a funeral?

Organising a funeral for someone you love can be stressful and overwhelming at a very emotional time. However, many people find funerals are a chance to gather with those who cared about the person who has died and celebrate their life.

Leiston

Our friendly community shop in Leiston has a large array of clothing and homeware at pocket-friendly prices.

Hadleigh

The items in our Hadleigh shop are vast and varied. With free parking nearby our friendly staff look forward to seeing you.

Aldeburgh

Our shop in the pretty seaside town of Aldeburgh is filled with lots of clothing and homeware hidden gems.

Needham Market

Having been in Needham Market for more than 20 years, our established shop has a fabulous range of clothing and homeware.

Sudbury

Our busy shop in the market town of Sudbury, stocks a wonderful range of furniture, homeware and clothing as well as brand new items.

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What needs to be done after a loved one dies?

Although this is likely to be a very emotional time, there are still some formal things that need to happen.

Someone close to me has died

Information about bereavement support that Sue Ryder offers

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How do I sort out money and belongings after a death?

Most people leave behind some possessions when they die, which might include money, property and their belongings, and together these things are called their ‘estate’. These are usually passed on to family, friends and people or organisations such as charities that your friend or relative has specified.

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Who do I need to tell about the death?

Sharing the news that your friend or relative has died is one of the most difficult and immediate responsibilities. If the person who has died has nominated you as executor, you will be responsible for sorting out their property, and carrying out the instructions in their will. This includes notifying friends and family, as well as formally notifying a number of people and organisations.

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Registering the death

Registering your loved one's death is one of the first things you need to do after they have died. You can start planning their funeral beforehand, but you will not be able to actually hold it until you have registered their death. Legally, you need to do this within five days (it's eight days if you're in Scotland), and you’ll then get the documents you need for the funeral.

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What happens immediately after a death?

Even though you know the person is dying, and you can try to prepare yourself, it is hard to know how you might feel when they actually die. Some people feel shocked or numb, whilst other people might feel overwhelmed with sadness, or even anger. It is also normal, particularly if it has been a long illness to feel a huge relief. You may find it helps if you have already thought of someone you can call who can be with you and support you at this time.

Dagenham

For families on a budget, visit our Sue Ryder Dagenham shop with rails jam-packed with fashion and household items all at £3 or less  There is a multi-storey car park 5 minutes’ walk away.

Rayleigh

We sell fashionable quality garments and accessories for the whole family, and also offer household products including large furniture items. In addition, we stock new goods items such as gifts, toys, furniture and garden paraphernalia.

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Can you choose where you want to die?

Choosing where to die can be hard to think about. But being in the right place for you can be really important when you know your life is coming to an end. Although your needs may change over time, most people find it helpful to think about what they would like before they become too ill.

Old Harlow

While we are a small shop, we are always changing our stock of quality pre-loved clothing. We get some interesting items donated from time to time which we tend to place in our window, so keep an eye on our displays.

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Helping someone close to death

There are lots of things that you can do to make someone as comfortable as possible in their final hours. These are a few things that, from experience, we know can really help to make a difference.

It's Remember A Charity in Your Will Week

Every year, more and more people choose to leave a gift to charity in their will. These gifts generate nearly 30% of our total voluntary income at Sue Ryder, helping us to continue our work. On average, this legacy income pays for the equivalent of 22 hospice beds or 250,000 hours of care each year. We simply couldn’t provide the same level of care without them.

Donate to our shops

There are lots of ways you can support us and one is by donating your unwanted items.

People with neurological conditions in Scotland are being let down

Over a year on from our initial ground-breaking Rewrite the Future report, we have found that little has changed in terms of levels of support for people with neurological conditions who live in Scotland. The new progress report reveals that 9 of Scotland’s 14 health boards don’t have a neurological services plan. Nor do they intend to develop a plan with their local health and social care partnerships, which have been fully functional since 2016.

Nominations are now open for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards

The search is on once more to find Yorkshire’s most inspirational women for the annual Women of Achievement Awards. Established by Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, the annual event recognises women who have made an outstanding contribution in Yorkshire across eight categories: Business, Education, Young Achiever, Sport, Jane Tomlinson Courage Award, Community Impact Award, Arts, and Science & Technology.

Leckhampton Court’s Inpatient Unit gets a facelift for its 40th!

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is home to the only inpatient unit giving hospice care in the whole of Gloucestershire. Housed in a Grade II-listed Cotswold manor house, it was first purchased by Lady Ryder 40 years ago this year.

Join St John's Starlight Walk

Choose to walk either the 5K or 10K route, both of which start and finish at the hospice with the opportunity to dedicate a star in our memory garden; St John's Starlight Walk is an inspiring night of entertainment, remembrance and fundraising.

Great Eastern Run – ‘for Mum’

As Wendy Freeland heads out for a run she has her Mum Barbara’s favourite Motown music playing on her iPod. Even when the going gets tough as she pounds the street quitting isn’t an option. She focuses on her reason for running and pushes on for the next mile.

Let's change neurological care in Scotland

On 14 September, during First Minister's questions in the Scottish Parliament, Nicola Sturgeon pledged to work with us to ‘take forward’ the recommendations to improve neurological care, detailed in our Rewrite the Future report, released on the same day.

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Telling people about your diagnosis

Telling the people you love that you have a limited time to live can be one of the hardest things you ever have to do - particularly when you are trying to cope with the news yourself.

I'll walk under stars for Ken

A Gloucester woman will be joining hundreds of people walking 10k under stars in memory of loved ones in October, raising funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Kelly joins Manorlands Starlight Hike to celebrate the lives of her parents

Kelly Harris-Farleigh, from Baildon is taking part in this year’s Starlight Hike on Sat 30 Sept to celebrate the lives of her mum and dad, who both died of lung cancer. It will be an evening full of team spirit and camaraderie, joy and tears, as people think about their personal memories of loved ones. Joining Kelly on the hike will be also her brother Kieran Harris and her son Joshua Harris-Farleigh who was only 4 when his grandma passed away. 

Recognising local businesses and individuals in Gloucestershire

We’re thrilled to announce we’re teaming up with CheltenhamMaman to put on the first ever Gloucestershire Family Awards, recognising and celebrating local businesses and individuals who go above and beyond to make Gloucestershire a great place to raise a family.

Why volunteer with Sue Ryder?

We welcome everyone – from young people just starting out in the world of work to individuals with a lifetime of wisdom to share.

Bedford Half Marathon fundraisers

Barton Le Clay’s Emily Sapsford, 24, completed Bedford Half Marathon earlier this month alongside her friend James Salisbury, from Ampthill and also 24, in aid of the Moggerhanger hospice. The money they raised could buy a pressure-relieving mattress to ensure patients at the hospice are as comfortable as possible when movement is limited or could almost fund a hospice nurse for a month.

First onsite hospice charity shop to open in Leeds

Bargain-hunters take note: you'll be in your element when our Wheatfields Hospice opens a new charity shop next month within the hospice grounds. Shoppers keen for some budget-friendly retail therapy will be able to bag some fantastic finds. The new store will officially open on Saturday 21 October at 10.30am. The shop will be open every day, Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Her Majesty the Queen tours Dee View Court

Today, Scotland’s only purpose-built specialist neurological centre, our Sue Ryder Dee View Court centre in Aberdeen, received a Royal visit. Our Chief Executive Heidi Travis welcomed The Queen for a tour of the facility, where she met residents as well as staff and board members who have been working to expand the charity’s care in the north east of Scotland.

Wokingham District Cancer Care Trust donates £200,000 to Sue Ryder

Wokingham District Cancer Care Trust (WDCCT) has provided grants and support to people in Wokingham Borough who are suffering from cancer or other life-threatening illnesses for over 25 years. The Trust has agreed to transfer their funds, more than £200,000, to Wokingham Day Hospice to continue their work to provide palliative care and support for the Wokingham community.

Photo of carer and patient holding hands Sue Ryder advice and support information

Can I get support as a carer?

You don’t have to do it all yourself, but it can be hard to know what support is available and how to get it. There are lots of different kinds of support and you may find some more useful than others.

Long-serving Sue Ryder St John’s volunteer remembered by football club with hospice fundraiser

A long-serving volunteer who dedicated his life to helping Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice and Bedford Town Football Club was remembered at Meadow Lane on Saturday 23rd September. For 30 years Paul Searing was best known for running the PA system at the hospice’s summer Country Fayre and alongside that spent 20 years helping at Bedford Town FC.

Meet Leckhampton Court Hospice's most popular volunteer

Nine-year-old chihuahua Chica has been our Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Pets As Therapy Dog for the past three years, visiting patients in the hospice’s day and inpatient units with owner Helen.

Loved ones remembered at Sue Ryder St John's Hospice's Starlight Walk

There was a remarkable atmosphere at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice on Saturday night as more than 500 people remembered loved ones by taking part in the Starlight Walk. The annual event is a night of entertainment and remembrance which brings in thousands of pounds for the Moggerhanger-based charity which needs to raise more than £2 million a year to continue to provide vital care in the community. 

What's that coming over the hill?

Brave souls are being sought to take part in the first-ever Manorlands Halloween Monster Dash. Participants will be challenged to walk or run as many laps of Cliffe Castle Park, Keighley, as they dare. The course will include caves, woods, paths and even a small section of the museum itself. Music, lighting and some special effects will add to the spooky atmosphere.

Fundraising adventures from Leckhampton Court Hospice

As a charity, we have to raise £2 million every year to keep our Leckhampton Court inpatient unit, day hospice, Hospice at Home, bereavement and family support services running. We can’t raise this amount without the incredible support of some wonderful people who do some truly amazing things to raise funds for Sue Ryder.

Volunteer

We have a wide range of roles available - from supporting retail roles in our shops to fundraising in our hospices.

Photo of a woman talking to another woman - bereavement support Sue Ryder

How can I cope with bereavement?

The death of someone close to you can feel overwhelming, and you may feel a mixture of emotions. There are some things you can do that may help you to cope and there are people who can support you if you need it.

Wheatfields Christmas Fair

Get into the Christmas spirit and come along to the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice annual Christmas fair for a great family day out on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 3pm. 

Trainers at the ready... Join Manorlands Run Bolton Abbey team!

The perfect event for runners of any ability, Run Bolton Abbey has four route options and features a mix of paths, tracks, woodland trails and open land! Whichever route you decide to take - a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon or two-mile fun run – make sure you run for Manorlands Hospice. The event will take place on 12 November.

Fashion show raises over £2,000 for St John's Hospice

We’re celebrating a great fundraising success at St John’s Hospice after a recent fashion show raised more than £2,000 - helping us continue to provide specialist end of life care. Fiona Benson, a dedicated supporter of St John’s, chose to fundraise while showcasing the quality of clothes on offer from our local charity shops, such as the Nearly New Shop at St John’s. 

Do something incredible through a legacy or gift in will donation

Do something incredible and support others receiving end of life cafe through a legacy or gift in will donation. Setting up a legacy donation or gift in your will to remember a loved one who received care Wheatfields Hospice will help us continue to provide invaluable care to local people facing the end of life. Rebecca Leeming, shares her motivation for doing so here.

Duchess of Kent Hospice celebrates 25 years of care

November 2017 marks Duchess of Kent’s 25th year of providing expert hospice care. Over the past quarter of a century, and with the support of the local community, the hospice has been able to provide care to many thousands of patients and their loved ones facing a life limiting condition.

Manorlands' fundraising dinner raises £44,000

Manorlands Hospice is celebrating after another successful Beef and Beer Dinner, organised by the Manorlands Challenge Committee. Held to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, the evening was a huge success with 241 guests digging deep to raise an amazing £44,000 on the night through ticket sales, a lucky dip raffle, quiz and auction.

Our Suffolk dementia service scoops top health award

A Sue Ryder-partnered service in Suffolk that's helping and supporting people living with dementia won an award at the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards in London last night.

Manningtree

We offer a diverse range of items including vinyl records, jewellery and antiques. We stock a large range of good quality branded clothing at competitive prices. Dropping off stock at our shop couldn't be easier: there is an area to pull in at the front of the shop.

Sue Ryder nurses

Sue Ryder nurses are privileged to be there to give care and support for people and their families at the most difficult time of their lives.

Festive season hard to cope with for bereaved

4 in 10 adults who’ve lost someone close to them have found the festive period difficult to cope with – with some facing issues such as depression, anxiety and confusion about how to act – and a ‘significant number’ are now turning online for support, according to our new research.

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What can I expect when death is near?

Although everyone is different, there are some common things that happen as part of the natural process of dying. At this stage, the person who is dying is often unaware of many of these things. But it can help those who care for them if they know what to expect.

"I’m doing the December Daily Dash in memory of Mum and Dad"

Do something different this Christmas by signing up for the December Daily Dash – a commitment to run, walk or jog three miles every single day throughout December! The concept, dreamt up by husband and wife team Jackie and Mark Smith, was started three years ago to help raise funds for Sue Ryder, who cared for Jackie’s Dad Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire.

Evesham

We specialise in home furnishings from sofas to bedding to electrics. We also provide a delivery and collection service.

Winchcombe

We have a very well stocked shop, a focal point for the town. Come and browse the 1,500+ donated items, clothes, bric-a-brac, paintings, toys, music and more.

Market Place, Cirencester

This small Sue Ryder shop is full of top end labels of the most wonderful quality and has a chic boutique feel to it. Stock is topped up daily so there is always something new to discover.

Stratford-upon-Avon

We are a modern and fashionable Sue Ryder charity shop located in the heart of Stratford upon Avon, selling high quality ladies clothing and accessories with a wide selection of designer items as well as high street brands.

Edinburgh Place, Cheltenham

A welcoming community shop, we've got a wide variety of stock for all the family - the perfect place to find that bargain item.

Broadway

Sue Ryder Broadway offers customers a unique shopping experience in an idyllic location, providing a good mix of quality men's and women's fashion, with labels ranging from the high street to the designer.

Clarence Parade, Cheltenham

The items for sale in our shop are always varied and exciting as we are fortunate to receive a wonderful array of donations on a daily basis.

Volunteer opportunities

Donate your time to support our work - we have opportunities available across the UK in our shops, centres and supporting our online community.

Brockworth

Sue Ryder Brockworth stocks the best in ladies, men's and children's clothing, along with a wide range of bric-a-brac, books and electrical goods.

Information about palliative care

This page explains what palliative care is, what type of care and support Sue Ryder provides, and who provides it.

Did you know Manorlands Hospice offers a range of day therapy services?

Day therapy gives people the opportunity to access the care and support they need while continuing to live at home. Manorlands Hospice's day therapy unit offers its service to patients and carers across North Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. The day therapy service provides a friendly, supportive environment that enables people to engage with others who are going through similar experiences, participate in a variety of activities, access therapies, and have any medical concerns addressed.

Join us for a day of remembrance at St John's Hospice Lights of Love event

Candles of remembrance will be lit at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice annual Lights of Love event on Sunday 3 December from 5pm. Christmas Carols will be sung in the beautiful gardens in front of the main hospice building during the service, conducted by Chere Hunter, St John’s Chaplain and Spiritual Care Co-ordinator. 

Make a resolution to support hospice care in Gloucestershire during 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, some of you might be turning your minds to setting resolutions for the New Year. We’re asking whether you can commit to help our Leckhampton Court Hospice in 2018 and thought we would inspire you with some ways you can help us next year.

Dee View Court Capital Appeal hits £1 million

Our charity appeal to build a bigger and better neurological care facility for Scotland has raised £1 million. The milestone has been reached thanks to hundreds of Scottish fundraisers, businesses and organisations who have backed the Sue Ryder Dee View Court Capital Appeal to extend Scotland’s only purpose-built neurological centre, which provides care and support for people aged 18 and over with life-changing conditions affecting the brain and nervous system.

Help us celebrate Wheatfields Hospice's 40th anniversary

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, and we are inviting local businesses to help mark this milestone by joining the 40 for 40 Club.  We are aiming to enrol 40 businesses into the club with a fundraising target of £1,000 each to help raise an incredible £40,000 towards hospice care.

Bourton-on-the-Water

Our small and friendly shop always has something unusual to offer our customers with bric-a-brac being our speciality. We restock daily and have a varied range of items on sale, from books and toys to quality ladies and men's wear.

High Street, Cheltenham

Our Sue Ryder Cheltenham store is the size of a department store and always has a wide range of exciting donated and new goods on offer.

Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham

Our superstore sized shop is a fantastic place for anyone looking for a bargain, as we sell everything from furniture to clothing and a wide range of bric-a-brac at pocket friendly prices.

Find a local care service

We have palliative care hubs, hospices, homecare and neurological centres covering a number of different counties across the country.

Tewkesbury

Alongside new and second hand clothing for men, women and children, you’ll also find entertainment goods, books and furniture at competitive prices and of the highest of quality.

Sue Ryder releases evaluation report on groundbreaking human rights training

Since its launch in March 2017 the Sue Ryder ‘What Matters to Me’ training workshop raises awareness of human rights in healthcare and has delivered some outstanding results. A very high proportion of people now rate their knowledge of human rights and confidence to use it in the work place far higher since attending the course.

Christmas lights shine bright for much loved wife, mum and grandmother

Kelvin Wearing from South Cerney arranges the special display each year in memory of his wife, Sandra, with the help of his family. Over the last four years the family have raised over £1,200 for Leckhampton Court Hospice through their charity Christmas lights display, as well as hosting a special charity summer BBQ.

Gloucestershire nurse to head up national body for hospice at home care

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice at Home team manager, Heather Mitchell, has been appointed as co-chair of the National Association for Hospice at Home (NAHH). 

Senior individuals from Thames Valley businesses join forces in aid of Sue Ryder

Five senior individuals from an array of business sectors in Thames Valley have joined forces to form a board committed to helping promote Sue Ryder services locally and assist with fundraising opportunities for the charity.

Family raise £42,000 for Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of 'Sis'

A year of fundraising, culminating in a gala dinner, netted an incredible £42,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, in memory of former patient Carole Glenn. 

Winter Ball sparkles at Cheltenham Ladies' College raising £26,000 for hospice

A Charity Winter Ball for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court has raised an incredible £26,000 to help fund specialist hospice care for local people and their families in Gloucestershire. 

An open letter to the person who stole from Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice on Christmas Day

We don’t know what drove you to steal from a charity or why you need the money. But we want you to know the money you took was given to us so we can provide care and support to people who are dying from conditions like cancer, heart failure or lung disease - and their family and friends. 

Steamer Trading Cookshop support Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice

An exciting corporate partnership has been confirmed between Steamer Trading Cookshop and our Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice. Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice has been granted a specific discount code and, every time a customer uses this, Steamer Trading will generously donate 5% of their spend to Sue Ryder.

Thorpe Hall Hospice "overwhelmed" by response following Christmas Day theft

Donations totalling more than £5,200 poured into our Thorpe Hall Hospice from as far afield as New Zealand following publication on this website of an open letter to the person who stole the hospice’s donation box over the festive season. Staff have been "overwhelmed" by the response to the open letter they penned to the person who stole the box from our hospice’s reception on Christmas Day morning.

Information about neurological care

This page explains what a neurological condition is, what type of neurological care and support Sue Ryder provides, and who provides it.

Introducing the Work of Heart Garden

The Work of Heart Garden is the first full-size knitted show garden installation in the world. Appearing at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018, this unique attraction is being created in support of our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. 

Supporter walks a thousand miles for Sue Ryder

A Bedfordshire woman completed a 1,000-mile walking challenge in 2017, raising over £1,900 for her local St John’s Hospice along the way.

Sponsor a ‘Work of Heart’ for a loved one this Valentine’s

Clare Young, a widow from Gloucester whose late husband was cared for at our Leckhampton Court Hospice, is inviting people to sponsor a knitted heart this Valentine’s Day. For just £5, each sponsored heart will feature in a full-size knitted show garden installation that she’s creating at RHS Malvern Spring Festival in memory of her husband, Ken.

Wheatfields Hospice to feature on BBC Look North

If you've never visited a hospice, you're likely to think that a hospice is a sad place where people go to die; where the atmosphere is gloomy and you will be surrounded by old people. With these myths in mind, it’s no surprise that many people are worried and apprehensive when they're told they would benefit from hospice care.

New research reveals the biggest concerns people have when a loved one is dying

One of the main worries people in the UK have when someone close to them is dying is not knowing the physical and mental changes to expect as death draws near, according to our new research, launched today as part of our ongoing #FacingLossTogether campaign.

Sue Ryder services update in adverse weather

Snow may be blanketing the UK and causing travel disruption, but there's no stopping our incredible hospice and neurological care in these wintry conditions as our centres across the country are keeping warm and staying open.

Fire Walk raises money for Dee View Court Capital Appeal

On Friday the 9th of March, Sue Ryder Dee View Court held a Fire Walk at the Village Hotel in Kingswells. The Fire Walk was organised to raise money for Sue Ryder’s appeal to extend Scotland’s only neurological care centre. This neurological care centre provides 24 hour specialist care for people suffering with conditions such as Huntingtons, MS, Motor Neurone Disease and Acquired Brain Injuries. 

Were you at the first ever Ride for Ryder back in 1988?

Were you there at the Cotswold charity cycle ride in 1988? That’s the question our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is asking as we launch an appeal for cyclists who took part in our Gloucestershire-based hospice's very first Ride for Ryder event to get in touch.

Join our Leckhampton Court Run Club

Our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is launching its very own running club to help people train to take on the Cheltenham Half on 30th September. Arming runners with training tips and advice to get from couch to 10K, the club will then hold weekly training nights in the run-up to the Cheltenham Half from the picturesque hospice grounds in Leckhampton.

Widow receives 25,000 knitted hearts for RHS Malvern knitted show garden

Hundreds of knitters from all over the world have answered a Gloucestershire widow’s call to craft hearts for a special knitted garden in memory of her husband, which she hopes will raise £50,000 for our Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire.

Our care

Information about the palliative, end of life and neurological care that Sue Ryder provides as well as answering questions about these types of care and our nurses.

MSPs grill witnesses including Sue Ryder’s Pamela Mackenzie

This week the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee grilled experts, including our Director of Neurological Services and Scotland Pamela Mackenzie, on the state of neurological care across Scotland.

Charlie Chimp Club for bereaved children relaunched

At Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, the Charlie Chimp Club has been supporting children through their grief since its launch in 2011. Now the support group is being given a new look in the hope more youngsters can be helped in the months following the death of a loved one.

Moreton-in-Marsh

Visit us at Sue Ryder Moreton-in-Marsh where our lovely community shop is large, friendly, bright and always bursting with bargains.

Bath Road Cheltenham

We are an iconic store in the Bath Road selling premium ladies wear, menswear, bric-a-brac and we also have a popular vintage and retro department.

Alcester

Our shop is centrally-located, situated near to the Post Office. We have a wide range of good quality clothes and accessories for men and women spanning high street fashion to designer labels.

Stow-on-the-Wold

We specialise in high end ladies wear brands and have a fabulous range of stock which includes good quality antiques and a growing menswear department.

Donate your electrical items

Not only can your unwanted electrical items make someone else’s day that much brighter, all profits go straight to supporting our palliative, neurological and bereavement support. 

Weston-super-Mare

We offer a varied range of high quality merchandise at a fraction of the price. Stop by and see for yourself!

Leominster

Our shop is often described as the best value for money shop in Leominster, offering quality and a great variety of items for very affordable prices.

St Mellons, Cardiff

Located on the outskirts of Cardiff in the St Mellons Centre, our large format shop offers a huge range of both donated and new furniture as well a large selection of clothing, bric-a-brac, books and much more!

Sue Ryder lottery

Win up to £10,000 with Sue Ryder and help provide care for people with a life-limiting condition.

Breaking the cycle: A second chance

Since 2006 we have been supporting the rehabilitation of currently serving offenders by offering volunteering placements in our shops and central offices.

Ross-on-Wye

Reminisce in our vintage and retro department! We also sell a full range of modern entertainment items, books, and fashion - with fresh stock out daily.

Malvern

Our small but well stocked shop is well worth a visit, offering an excellent range of clothing and accessories with many designer brands.

Frequently asked questions about volunteering

Answers to some common questions about volunteering with Sue Ryder.

Our volunteer guidelines

Our guidelines describes what you can expect from us and what we expect of our volunteers.

What type of volunteer roles do you offer?

There are a huge range of roles within Sue Ryder from helping in our care centres to supporting our charity shops.

Ledbury

We're a small store, but you'll find a good selection of fashionable clothing and accessories to suit all ages. A treasure or two can be found amongst our bric-a-brac shelves too.

Newport Road, Cardiff

Located on Newport Road in Rumney, we are a popular shop within the local community benefiting from a fresh, clean store and car parking at the rear.

Burnham-on-Sea

We pride ourselves on our friendly and great customer service. We offer fabulous clothes at pocket money prices. Why not take a look at our bric-a-brac, where you'll always find something useful.

Kingsway, Gloucester

Our Kingsway shop is situated in the middle of a thriving housing estate called Kingsway in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire. You'll find our shop located within a small retail park, which includes various shops and benefits from a large free car park.

Become a corporate partner

Sue Ryder wants to deliver services that meet the needs of more people, enable them to access personalised, life-enhancing care, and work with partner organisations to expand the reach of our care.

Coleford

Our Sue Ryder charity shop is in the centre of Coleford, selling a great range of ladies and men’s fashion, with each item just £2. Refresh your wardrobe with some great new pieces for well under £10.

Donate to your local charity shop

Sue Ryder charity shops are places you can bring items you no longer need, knowing that your donations will help make someone else’s day that much brighter.

Tenbury Wells

We stock classic quality pre-loved clothing, bric-a-brac and more, in the riverside town of Tenbury Wells - an idyllic place to spend a few hours.

Stonehouse

Our Sue Ryder Stonehouse shop is a community hub on Stonehouse High Street, just a few minutes’ level walk from the town car park.

Abergavenny

Our Sue Ryder Abergavenny shop is light, bright and airy, offering a full range of goods including furniture in a friendly shopping environment. ​​​​​​​

Ludlow

We sell a wide range of good quality pre-loved clothing and accessories, bric-a-brac, books and children's wear all at very competitive prices. We also sell a range of brand new goods.

Kington

Our shop is ideally situated in the middle of the High Street, offering an excellent range of clothing and accessories along with bric-a-brac and books.

Cinderford

We offer you a friendly warm welcome and a wide range of items, both donated and brand new.

Philanthropy and charitable trusts

We have an ambitious vision to ensure everyone in need of hospice or neurological care in the UK can live the fullest life possible. Significant donations from philanthropists and charitable trusts are crucial to helping us provide and develop the best possible care for people and their families, and to growing our influence across the sector so everyone can access the care they need.

Dee View Court Capital Appeal reaches £2m milestone

In June 2017, Sue Ryder Dee View Court neurological centre in Kincorth, Aberdeen, launched a £3.9 million capital appeal to fund an extension to increase capacity from 24 residents to 55. Thanks to a generous donation of £500,000 from the Robertson Trust and £286,000 from the Morrisons Foundation, plus the great support from the local community, the appeal total has now exceeded the £2 million mark.

Specialist shops

As one of the most innovative charity retailers on the high street, we have a range of specialist shops and products to suit you.

Paddling in memory of Mum at Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival

Christine Seims was cared for at our Thorpe Hall Hospice. Her daughter Christine and three generations of family members are donning their Abba costumes and fundraising in her memory.

Mum organising fundraiser in memory of daughter to support St John's Hospice

A Bedford mother is organising a charity dinner, auction, raffle and music fundraiser in memory of her daughter and to support our St John’s Hospice.

Sue Ryder launches Charity Lottery Lucky Dips in shops

We're now selling Lucky Dip tickets to our own weekly Sue Ryder Lottery in our charity shops across the country. This bold move is thanks to new specifically designed technology, making Sue Ryder the first retailer able to produce Charity Lottery Lucky Dips in this way.

Corinne Bailey Rae to attend Sue Ryder's Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice is proud to announce that renowned British singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist from Leeds, Corinne Bailey Rae will be amongst the celebrities attending this year’s Yorkshire Women of Achievement awards.

London Marathon 2018 round-up

On one of the hottest days of the year so far, 59 Team Incredible runners took to the sunny streets of the capital to face the challenge of running 26.2 miles (42km) to raise money for Sue Ryder.

Celebrating a Life

Celebrating a Life aims to bring people together with our easy online event creator to remember someone special and raise money for Sue Ryder.

'Walker by name' tackles 100km trek for Thorpe Hall Hospice

With a surname like his, it makes sense that Seamus Walker’s most-worn footwear are his walking boots. Later this month he’ll be pulling them on once more to tackle a 100km walk from London to Brighton – and he’s hoping his 24-hour challenge will net at least £500 in sponsorship for Thorpe Hall Hospice, where he has volunteered for more than a year.

Hospice team thrilled to attend "magnificent garden party" at Buckingham Palace

Five members of the team at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice travelled to Buckingham Palace to attend His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration.

Become a Sue Ryder nurse

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. We're recruiting nurses, nursing assistants and care assistants in our locations throughout England and Scotland.

Gift Aid: frequently asked questions

Need some help with Gift Aid? Learn more in our frequently asked questions.

"My stepdaughter’s care inspired me to get back on my bike in my 80s"

A Gloucester-based Great-Grandad has a new hobby, got fit and is raising funds for our Leckhampton Court Hospice following the loss of his wife, after being inspired by the care she received from Sue Ryder and his stepdaughter, who is on staff.

St John's Hospice set to launch new Day Therapy service

A new service offering a range of therapies, support and care to local people with life-limiting conditions and their carers is being launched at St John’s Hospice.

Sue Ryder pilots a new online video bereavement service

We are piloting a new online video bereavement service for Online Community members to give people in the various stages of grief additional help, counselling and support at a time that suits them.

Aberdeen Rotary Club art auction benefits Dee View Capital Appeal

The Rotary Club of Aberdeen have kindly donated £1,000 towards our capital appeal to extend the Aberdeen-based neurological care centre, Sue Ryder Dee View Court.

New Celebrating a Life online service launched

Sue Ryder has launched a new online platform called Celebrating a Life, designed to make it easier for people to organise an event to celebrate the memory and life of a loved one. 

Poetry collection inspired by bereavement on sale to support Thorpe Hall Hospice

Paul Middleton had written reports, papers and presentations but had never even considered turning his hand to poetry. Four months after his wife’s death, and following a long walk in one of their favourite places, he put pen to paper – and he hasn’t stopped writing since. Now he’s gathered his poetry and reflections into a self-published anthology with proceeds from the sale being donated to Sue Ryder as a thank you for our support.

Reusing and recycling with Sue Ryder

At Sue Ryder, we are committed to reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill sites to provide numerous environmental, social and financial benefits for everyone in the local community.

"I cycled every day to radiotherapy"

"It kept me focused and determined during my treatment," says 55-year-old Cheltenham Mum Sue Kent, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the midst of training and fundraising for an epic 1000-mile cycle ride for our Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Bikes at one of our workshops

New prison workshop offers prisoners fresh direction

Sue Ryder has teamed up with HM Prison Gartree in Leicestershire to launch a new bicycle repair workshop that will help prisoners gain valuable skills and improve their employment prospects on release.

Why work for Sue Ryder?

We've been providing person-centred care for 65 years. Not only do we want to put personalisation at the heart of our care provision, but it’s also at the heart of our organisation, in our people, and in what we do.

Participants at this year's Reading Colour Rush

Wokingham Day Hospice nurses take on Reading Colour Rush

On Sunday 12th August, our Wokingham Day Hospice nurses, volunteers and local families took part in the Reading Colour Rush for Sue Ryder.

Sign up for Retail Gift Aid

Have you donated items to our charity shops or use our free furniture collection service? Sign up to gift aid for your donated items with our quick online form at the bottom of this page.

Henry taking on the Reading Half in 2017

Zero to hero in six weeks: Henry's half marathon challenge

Can you really go from couch to half marathon in 39 days? Our Events Fundraiser and Team Incredible Captain Henry Fleming is attempting just that – despite not having even touched his trainers in months... Join him as he starts his training for the Royal Parks Half next month.

Sign up for Gift Aid

When you donate money to Sue Ryder, you can make it worth more - at no extra cost to you - by signing up to Gift Aid.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme controlled and regulated by HMRC (Inland Revenue). This enables charities to claim back, from the donor's tax contributions, 25p for every £1 donated, at no additional cost to the donor. Find out more about adding Gift Aid to your donations.

How we spend your donations

Without the vital contribution of our many supporters, it would be impossible to provide our patients and residents with the expert care and compassionate support they need and deserve. 83p in every £1 spent goes towards our patient care.

Other ways to donate

You can also donate to Sue Ryder offline by post, over the telephone or via a gift in shares. Find out more.

For solicitors and executors

If you are administering an estate that includes a gift to Sue Ryder you can find out the information you need here.

Jobs

We're commited to making Sue Ryder a great place to work for our people. Each and every one of them.

Frequently asked questions about gifts in wills

What you need to know about will making and legacy giving.

Our Free Wills Service

Our Free Wills service a simple way to make Sue Ryder’s care, compassion and expertise part of your legacy.

How to include us in your will

If you would like to remember Sue Ryder in your will, here are some suggestions for the different kinds of gifts you can give, along with the few words it takes to phrase them.

Planning or making a will

Naturally, we understand that gifts in wills are a personal matter, and that friends and family must come first. But if you’re also planning to support a cause you care about, we’d love you to consider us.

Leave a gift in your will

Leave a legacy of care, compassion and expertise.Every day, staff and volunteers at Sue Ryder hospices across the UK are helping patients and their families through the most difficult and frightening of times.

What volunteering means to me

"When I first started volunteering with Sue Ryder last year I had no idea that it would mean so much to me as it does today", says shop volunteer Emily Maybanks.

What to expect when someone important to you is dying

Today the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is publishing a guide that helps prepare people on what to expect when someone is dying.

Completed research projects

Read about our completed research projects and their impact.

Our current research projects

Our current and recent research activity is rich and varied.

Our research

As an established and respected provider of excellence in palliative and neurological care, Sue Ryder is well placed to adopt a key position in the national research community, supporting and influencing the development of palliative and neurological care research, and its translation into improved clinical practice.

Fundraise

There are so many ways to support our work through fundraising. Find out more about how you can get involved.

Wheatfields Hospice education and training

Wheatfields Education Team provides high quality education and training for our own staff and volunteers, and for external colleagues in the wider community.

Thorpe Hall Hospice education and training

We run training sessions on a variety of subjects, and provide high quality clinical training placements for students from different disciplines, including medicine, allied health professions and nursing.

Team Lyds during a training session at their local park

Team Lyds take on Great North Run in memory of Mum

Lydia Peel was just 40 years old when she lost her battle against cancer. Family and friends are running in her memory to support our Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, who looked after beloved Lydia in her final days.

St John's hospice education and training

Our palliative and end of life care education and training promotes high-quality care for patients and their carers.

South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub and Berkshire West

Our palliative and end of life care education and training promotes high-quality care for patients and their carers.

Find heaven on the high street at your local Sue Ryder shop

Did you know there are over 450 Sue Ryder charity shops? Our first shop opened in London during the 1950s and since then we’ve expanded across the UK. Our shops range from small village based shops and high street branches, to out of town superstores and specialist shops.  In fact, there’s probably one just down the road from where you live.  

Manorlands hospice education and training

Manorlands hospice runs training sessions on a variety of subjects, and provide high quality clinical training placements for students from different disciplines, including medicine, allied health professions and nursing.

What you should never say to someone who has been bereaved

Everyone has a unique experience when someone close to them has died, and each person finds their own way through their feelings.  As well as sadness and pain, there are also feelings of guilt, anger, resentment and confusion, and often a reassessment of the past or uncertainty about the future.

Books to help you through bereavement and end of life

End of life and grief can be difficult to manage, bringing up emotions and questions that can feel overwhelming. Keen readers can use their love of books to help them come to terms with the loss of a loved one, or to prepare them for end of life. This blog takes a look at books which could help you through this difficult time of life.

Guest blog: Therapeutic storytelling in early years bereavement

Have you noticed how a child reacts if you ask them directly, ‘How do you feel about Granny dying?’ Most likely they will look away from you, change the subject, or just shrug and say, ‘Don’t know’. These are typical reactions from children whose cognitive capacity has not yet developed to the stage where they can understand and verbally articulate their feelings, like adults.

Shop with us

From our charity shops to our ebay store and our new goods online shop, there's something for everyone. Did you know we also collect furniture with our free furniture donation service?

How volunteering has helped me

In this post, volunteer Emily shares how volunteering has helped her to transform her life. 

Nurse revalidation: box ticking exercise or model for best practice?

Sir Robert Francis recommended nurse revalidation be implemented more than two years’ ago and today marks the day that it will be finally fully implemented across the UK. At Sue Ryder, we welcome nurse revalidation and firmly believe it is an important process which will help to further improve and maintain standards of nursing across the UK.

Find a local training course

Our training offer is a bespoke service delivered by highly skilled staff currently working in specialist practice, including practice/clinical educators based at our neurological centres and hospices. 

Talking about "a good death" on BBC Radio 4

On Saturday 3 January, two Nurses from our Nettlebed Hospice were visited by the BBC. They were interviewed by Paddy O’Connell for his Broadcasting House programme to talk about a very topical conversation taking place at the moment, following Dr Richard Smith's blog in the British Medical Journal. His blog has created a lot of conversation - stating that Cancer "is the best way to die" - and his blog has recently received a lot of coverage in the media. 

Stephen Lock shares his story

Stephen very kindly agreed to let us share his family’s experiences to help us talk about the importance of access to expert 24 hour support, and to campaign about how important this is to people who are dying, their family and their carers. He also spoke at the Parliamentary launch of our campaign.

Midnight walk for Sue Ryder

Oliver took part in our Starlight Hike at St John's Hospice. He's kindly written about the experience.

An open letter to the person who burgled our Cheltenham charity shop

We often wonder what sort of person steals from a charity...

A day in the life of Wheatfields Hospice Director Kate

Kate Bratt-Farrar shares why she decided to work in palliative care and what a typical day in our Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds is really like.

Cycling 120 miles by night in memory of Mum

On 28th July, one supporter decided to take on the Dunwich Dynamo – a 120-mile through-the-night cycle ride from Hackney in London to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast – in support of our Leckhampton Court Hospice. Here, in his own words, Jack tells us why.

Support us

There are many ways you can support our work to help people get the most from life. Find out how you can donate money, raise funds, volunteer your time and many more options of how you can get involved.

Flying solo: are you a grey goose or a crippled plane?

What does it really mean to "fly on alone without a mate for the rest of our lives"? While spending his summer in a holiday cottage with just his dog Ginny for company, blogger Richard Littledale reflects on a reflects on a favourite book of his and his late wife, who died last year – and how the story of your grief is not always under your control.

EY team take on the second Great Aberdeen Run for Sue Ryder

Supporting our Dee View Capital Appeal, a team from EY in Aberdeen will be a part of our 30-strong team in the Great Aberdeen Run.

Meet our Great Aberdeen Runners

With less than a week to go until hundreds of runners pound the streets of the Granite City during the second Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 26th August, a band of 30 hardy runners are gearing up to take part for Sue Ryder to raise funds for our Dee View Appeal.

“I lost my hero two weeks before my wedding day”

Vicky de Burton’s father sadly died just a fortnight before her big day. Here, she tells the story of his battle with cancer, how our Duchess of Kent Hospice team in Reading helped him remain at home with their family and the event she is organising to say thank you.

Duchess of Kent hospice education and training

Our palliative and end of life care education and training promotes high quality care for patients and their carers. We run training sessions on a variety of subjects, and provide high quality clinical training placements for students from different disciplines, including medicine, allied health professions and nursing.

Human rights in end of life care conference

Sue Ryder will be hosting a free conference on human rights on Thursday 27 June 2019 in London. This full-day event will draw on feedback from our February 2018 conference to explore further how applying a human rights approach to end of life care in practice can help deliver person-centred and compassionate care.

Download practitioners' guide

Sue Ryder has worked in collaboration with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) to produce a Human Rights Guide to End of Life.

Training evaluation

Feedback to date on the What Matters to Me programme has been excellent. We have received overwhelmingly positive comments about the content, delivery and format of the course.

Image of a Sue Ryder charity shop

Shops

From vintage and retro, to £3 or less or our superstores, find your local charity shop by entering your postcode.

On using the 'L' word: Loneliness after bereavement

"I am lonely", admits Richard Littledale, following the loss of his wife. Here he writes about the L word - loneliness - and how it affects his life.

"The support I felt has helped me through the toughest time of my life" - losing a son and husband

Val Lunn shares her family's story of support from our Wheatfields Hospice as both her son and husband were cared for by the team last year.

"I may be dying but Manorlands Hospice has given me my life back"

Lesley Wrigley has been fighting cancer for 30 years. Here, in her own words, she explains the positive effect Sue Ryder has had on her life.

Meals for one: missing the spice of company

Blogger Richard Littledale, whose wife Fiona was cared for by Sue Ryder before she died last year, reflects on cooking for one and dining solo. He shares how his relationship with food has changed since her death and what he is doing to counter the fact that, for him, "food eaten alone so often has no flavour".

Ten inspiring volunteers from across our care centres

The time, effort and skills of our 11,000 volunteers help make it possible for us to deliver 2.5 million hours of expert medical, practical and emotional support every year at Sue Ryder. Here, our Head of Volunteer Development and Engagement Tracey shines a light on ten amazing individuals who brighten the days of people in our hospices and neurological centres nationwide.

“By helping others, I am also helping myself”: what it’s like to be an Online Community Mentor

If someone you love is dying or has died, our online community is a place to share experiences, get things off your chest, ask questions and chat to people who understand. Online Community Mentors are ordinary users who volunteer to give Eleanor, our Community Manager, a hand in making sure that the site is a safe and supportive place for everyone.

The difference a cup of tea and a chat can make

Student Andy Bradshaw first arrived at our Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds to do research for his PhD. He found it so eye-opening – and surprisingly fun! – that the experience inspired him to remain as a volunteer. This is his story in his own words.

Encouraging the gratitude reflex

Richard Littledale, whose wife Fiona passed away under Sue Ryder's care in November 2017, this week blogs about how fostering gratitude, and actively thanking those who helped you during dark times, is helping him through his grief. "Not everyone will feel either able or inclined to do it, but for me it has been therapeutic," he says.

Four inspiring dads we have known

With Father's Day just round the corner, our Senior Events Manager James remembers some awesome dads we have cared for at our Sue Ryder hospices – and celebrates their devoted daughters.

It’s the little things that make a big, big difference to our patients

What makes a good day? A nice cup of tea in the morning? Sitting in a sunny garden in the afternoon? A chat with a friend in the evening? These are simple pleasures that all of us can relate to. But, when time is limited, these moments can be even more precious. Our Director of Hospices and Fundraising Holly explains why she and her colleagues need your help to make these things happen.

Why Machu Picchu isn't the best bit of the Inca Trail

It's one of the seven wonders of the world and it tops many a bucket list, but there is so much more to this place than the (undeniably impressive) ruins of Machu Picchu. If you're looking to really let this magical place get under your skin and make the most of the whole experience, Discover Adventure's Dan asserts, here is what truly makes this trip unforgettable.

"Running the Great Aberdeen Run for my mum and all other mums"

As participants pound the streets of Aberdeen in preparation for this year’s Great Aberdeen Run, brother and sister duo Lesley and Donnie, who took on the 10K last year for Sue Ryder’s Dee View Court Capital Appeal, are championing others to slip on their running shoes, blogs Dee View Appeal Manager Emma Leiper Finlayson.

A day in the life of Community Healthcare Assistant Sally

Sally Barr is one of our community healthcare assistants working as part of Sue Ryder's Angus homecare service. Here, she tells us about her typical day caring for people in her local community in east Scotland.

Guilt and grieving: is there an antidote?

Blogger Richard, whose wife Fiona passed away under Sue Ryder's care, is racked with guilt after missing the six-month anniversary of his wife's death.

Manorlands Hospice

Manorlands Hospice

Sue Ryder Manorlands is a 15-bed hospice in Oxenhope, near Keighley. We provide palliative care, advice and support for people across Bradford who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families.

Why it’s okay not to watch the Royal Wedding if you’re grieving

Following a bereavement, key milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries and weddings can commonly trigger memories of those who are no longer with us. Richard, whose wife Fiona died under Sue Ryder's care six months ago, explains why he won't be watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say "I do" this weekend.

Creating a mindful new routine: in praise of washing up

"With the loss of your loved one comes the loss of the busy-ness that made up your carer’s role," writes Richard, whose wife Fiona passed away under our care in November 2017. "It is a busy-ness you cherished for it was an act of love. Without that, the day suddenly has more hours in it." How do you fill this time? Mindfully.

Between there and here: learning to live in the land of grief

Richard, whose late wife Fiona passed away five months ago at their family home under Sue Ryder's care, writes about how difficult it can be to accept that a loved one is gone – and that your life has changed irrevocably.

Volunteering with Sue Ryder - can Father Christmas change lightbulbs?

Read about what Rob Isaac, a volunteer at Sue Ryder's Thorpe Hall Hospice, gets up to on his shifts.

Actress Karen Blick: "Why I'm supporting Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice"

Actress Karen Blick, a Yorkshire lass born and bred who's currently starring in Emmerdale, is running the London Marathon 2018 in support of her local Sue Ryder hospice. She blogs about her motivations here.

Reclaiming space

What do you do when a song comes on the radio that reminds you of someone you've lost? Have you kept all their belongings or found having a clear-out restorative? Are you able to revisit old haunts that hold potent memories of them? Richard, who lost his wife Fiona under Sue Ryder's care six months ago, reflects on the different ways he has been dealing with the painfully familiar since his bereavement.

Staying focused - tips for long runs and marathons

Anne Amlot, one of our London Marathon 2018 runners, gives her tips for staying focused during those long races.

Non-registered workforce

Sue Ryder is offering interactive training workshops on this topic to build confidence in this approach and train others to teach it in their own place of work.

Running right now - our Virgin Money London Marathon team 2018

Our Incredible Team of 60 runners are taking on the 2018 London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April. Not only were they dedicated to 'sprinting' every one of the sunny 26.2 mile course, they were also chosen for the passion they showed to provide care across the country.

How we can help

We support people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.

Alone, together: the comfort of a pet when you’re grieving

“People often stop us on our walks, and never once do they see Richard the widower – rather, they see the tall man with the long dog and strike up a conversation," writes Richard Littledale, whose wife Fiona passed away under our care three months ago, about his new four-legged friend.

"Why I'm lacing up my trainers for the patients I care for"

Dr Paul Perkins has worked for Sue Ryder for 14 years, spending 11 of those at Leckhampton Court Hospice, the closest Sue Ryder hospice to the Cheltenham Half route. Here he explains why he's proud to be taking part in the event once again for his patients.

The trouble with me: the impatiently bereaved

Richard Littledale’s wife Fiona died in our care three months ago. But how long, he ponders, is grief supposed to last? "The phrase 'These things take time' seems like a red rag to a bull as far as Mr Shouty is concerned," he writes, referring to his new alter-ego who "wants strength without rest and normality without delay".

Why training for my first marathon reminds me of expecting my first baby

Anne Amlot is not just a London Marathon runner: she's also a mum. Here, she reflects on how the preparation for and anticipation of the big race reminds her of her being pregnant with her son.

The kindness of strangers: a marathon story

Our London Marathon runner and blogger Anne has had enough of training! To get herself back on track, here she takes a moment to thank those who have supported her fundraising journey so far.

How Sue Ryder helped my husband David

Today we are launching our spring appeal for donations so we can help more people, now and in the future. Here, Penny writes about how grateful she and her late husband David were for the expert care we provided after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

The journey left undone: a response to the BBC series 'Pilgrimage: the Road to Santiago'

Blogger Richard shares how recent BBC TV series Pilgrimage: the Road to Santiago has brought up memories and feelings about his late wife, Fiona, who passed away just over three months ago under Sue Ryder's care.

A year without dad

At the end of her first year without him, our London Marathon runner Anne reflects on her father's death at our Duchess of Kent Hospice.

Registered workforce training

Human rights underpin much of the law, policy and practice of end of life care, yet few practitioners really understand how the Human Rights Act impacts and supports their duties and decisions in day-to-day situations.

Not just another nurse

When you’re caring for a loved one who is dying, the social care system can be overwhelming. Richard Littledale recalls how he and his late wife Fiona had a much-needed helping hand in the form of Sue Ryder Nurse Gina.

"Darling, I do love you": the value of dying at home

At Sue Ryder, we do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones, taking time to understand the things that help that person live the fullest life they can. Alan Wilcher recounts how our Thorpe Hall Hospice at Home team fulfilled his wife Katie's wish: to die at home.

Do's and don'ts: taking on your first shorter race

Training going well? Feeling confident? Test yourself with a shorter race. Our London Marathon runner Anne gives her top tips on tackling a 5K, 10K or half-marathon.

The physics of grief

Even when the death of a loved one was anticipated or expected, the physical, social and emotional impact of loss can still take you by surprise. Blogger Richard Littledale, whose wife Fiona was cared for by Sue Ryder, reflects on the shock of bereavement and its knock-on effects on your life.

Human Rights and End of Life Care free training workshops

Sue Ryder is working in collaboration with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) to support care workers in developing greater understanding of how human rights provide a practical route for ensuring and promoting compassion and dignity in end of life care.

Abbeydale

Our Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop is a community store situated at the Morrisons shopping centre. This vibrant community is a short bus ride from Gloucester City centre and is at the heart of Abbeydale.

When a loved one is nearing death, what can you expect and what should you do?

Our new research, published today, has revealed that one of the biggest concerns people have when someone close to them is dying is not knowing the signs that show death is near, followed closely by worries around how they should act. Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Director Elise Hoadley gives this advice.

Hope, love, running and cancer

Anne took on the 2018 London Marathon for Sue Ryder. Here, she explains the motivation behind her fundraising and reflects on how terminal illnesses such as cancer touch all our lives.

Palliative Care Concepts and Practice: University of West London Accredited Sue Ryder Module

The focus of this module is to critically explore and understand the lived experience of patients with a progressive or life-limiting condition or those who are dying, in order to determine how they and their families can best be helped and supported.

80-year-old Sally's first ever makeover

Chrissie Lakey, nursing assistant, t/care-centre/thorpe-hall-hospice, shares a precious memory of how her team helped raise the spirits of an elderly couple in their care.

MPs find key NHS system is letting down too many vulnerable people

Back in November, Sue Ryder Hospice Director Elise Hoadley sat in a room in Westminster, and spoke to a powerful and influential committee of MPs about something called NHS Continuing Healthcare. Duncan Lugton reports on what has happened since then.

How to start running again after an injury

Our London Marathon blogger Anne blogs about her recent fall and shares her advice on rebuilding your strength – and your confidence – following a physical setback. Whether you're a regular runner or are just beginning to train, these tips work wonders.

"Wheatfields made an old lady very happy": how our hospice staff made Ina's dream come true

86-year-old Ina Dunn from Headingley has always loved aeroplanes. So when staff at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice told her she was going to spend a day with the air traffic controllers at Leeds-Bradford airport, she couldn't believe it! She recounts the experience in her own words.

Christmas time at a Sue Ryder hospice

Leckhampton Court Hospice volunteer Carol Sandiford shares her experience of spending Christmas with her husband in the hospice’s inpatient unit.

What’s been happening at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court in 2017?

In this yearly round-up blog post from Hospice Director, Elise Hoadley, we take a look at what’s been happening during 2017 at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Portishead

This is a bright and airy Sue Ryder community shop in Portishead with easy level access from both the High Street and the marina, run by a happy friendly team of staff and volunteers.

Incredible Memories of Mum

“It’s really lovely to be able to go to the page and read something new about Mum or reconnect with someone from those days.” Holli Posnett was just 12 when her Mum Christine died of cervical cancer at our Thorpe Hall Hospice. Here, she explains why she set up an Incredible Memories Tribute Fund for her Mum.

Joe FitzPatrick MSP exploring the virtual jungle pursued by gorillas

MSPs try our virtual reality therapy in the Scottish Parliament

Following a successful pilot with residents at Sue Ryder Dee View Court, we are now rolling out the use of virtual reality as a form of mood-boosting therapy across all of our neurological care centres.

Stockroom Assistant - Hillsborough

We are looking for Stockroom Assistants to join Sue Ryder's new team in our Hillsborough shop, (opening 27 November 2018).

Stockroom Assistant - Garforth

We have a new charity shop opening in Garforth on 28 November 2018 and we are looking for Stockroom Assistants to join our team.

Shop Volunteer, Hillsborough

Support our HIllsborough shop to give customers the best possible experience in store, keep the shop stocked and tidy and help us to sort donations- an all rounder!

Shop Volunteer, Garforth

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our new shop in Garforth opening 28th November 2018.

Grounds Maintenance Volunteer, Leckhampton Court Hospice

This new role will be part of the estates team which currently consists of maintenance and gardening staff and volunteers. The role holder will be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of one or more of some of the areas mentioned above.

Leckhampton hospice at home team

Help us fulfil families’ final wishes

Become part of the Hospice at Home team at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court and help give more care to more people - people like Jacky and Ken, who prefer to receive expert and compassionate palliative care at home.

Photo of the Sue Ryder Reading Dragon Boat team

Showing some Dragon spirit for Sue Ryder

Members of Sue Ryder’s West Berkshire Community Team recently competed in the Reading Dragon Boat Race Festival, raising over £700 for our palliative, neurological and bereavement support. Jan Bell, Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse shares her experience.

Occupational Therapy Assistant, Wheatfields Hospice

To support the Occupational Therapists in providing groups and activities to patients at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice

Physiotherapy Assistant, Wheatfields Hospice

To support the Physiotherapist in delivering an exercise and education group to patients at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice

Therapy Assistant, Wheatfields Hospice

To work with the Therapists to achieve an effective and efficient service that supports the needs of all patients, families and carers. To act as a resource to other professionals who work with Palliative Care Patients.

The Ride Across Britain

The Deloitte Ride Across Britain in itself is an epic challenge and adventure, taking in 969 miles of British scenery, all the way from Lands’ End, to John O’ Groats. Gemma Dickens rode this year’s event, dubbed the toughest yet, most notably because of the horrendous weather endured both on and off the bike.

Oxebode, Gloucester

A unique vintage inspired shopping experience which helps to provide care for patients and their families at the local Leckhampton Hospice. 

Image of Sue Ryder supporter, John, with his bicycle

“Tou de Lou” – the mega memory ride for my mum, Lou

In April 2018, Chris' mum Lou was diagnosed with late stage cancer. The Palliative Care team at Sue Ryder Nettlebed made her feel safe, comfortable and able to live life to the fullest and Chris wanted to give something back, so he took on an epic 220 mile bike ride.

Tracy shows off her medal

"I went from couch to 10K in memory of my sister, Denise"

Tracy completed her first ever 10K a few weeks ago to raise funds for our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, here she talks about why she ran and what finishing the race meant to her.

Belinda and John on their wedding day at Manorlands Hospice

"I ran the Yorkshire Marathon because everyone should be more John”

Belinda took on the Yorkshire Marathon, alongside ten other Team Incredible runners, in support of our Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope. In her own words, Belinda explains why running for Manorlands meant so much to her.

'Kate' by Kate Moss

Eddie Redmayne and Kate Moss lead celebrity donations for our first ever Sue Ryder pop-up shop

Famous faces, including Eddie Redmayne, Kate Moss, Gillian Anderson and Daniel Radcliffe, have donated personal items to a new Sue Ryder pop-up shop that will be open in Mayfair for one day only.

Image of staff at Thorpe Hall Hospice saying thank you

Thorpe Hall Hospice says “Thank you Thursday” to local community

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough said a big thank you to its local community yesterday (Thursday 11th October) during Hospice Care Week 2018.

Image of designer items available to purchase at Sue Ryder's pop up shop at Bonhams

Sue Ryder hosts exclusive designer and vintage pop-up shop in London

We are excited to be hosting an exclusive haute-couture pop-up shop for one day only in the heart of London's famous Bond Street shopping district.

Image of Duncan, who is taking part in Leckhampton Court's Starlight Hike

Walking under the stars in memory of Mum

"I'm raising vital funds for the only hospice with an inpatient unit in Gloucestershire”, says Duncan Willoughby as he prepares to join hundreds of walkers at this year’s Leckhampton Court Starlight Hike.

Image of Leckhampton Hospice art room

Get arty with The Big Draw at Gloucestershire hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is opening the doors to its purpose-built art room on Saturday 13th October, inviting people into the hospice to try their hand at drawing.

New intensive rehabilitation bedroom with ensuite wet room at The Chantry

The Chantry opens new specialist neurological rehabilitation service

This month, we are opening three new purpose-built ground floor bedrooms, each with ensuite wet room, at The Chantry to meet the needs of people requiring specialist neurological rehabilitation in the East of England. 

Elise Hoadley, Leckhampton Court Hospice Director; Nursing Assistant Becky Clarke; Head of Clinical Services Debbie Williams; and  Edward Gillespie, Chairman of the Trustees for The Summerfield Charitable Trust.

Our Leckhampton Court Hospice at Home service is expanding

Sue Ryder is delighted to announce that our Leckhampton Court Hospice has been awarded a substantial donation by The Summerfield Charitable Trust to develop our existing Hospice at Home services in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 application form

Unlucky in the ballot? Apply for a place in our 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Bereavement support in Scotland - a report by Hospice UK and Sue Ryder

People struggling with bereavement unable to get support in Scotland

Bereaved people in Scotland are not receiving the support they need, according to new research commissioned by Sue Ryder and Hospice UK.

Sue Ryder Lottery logo

Sue Ryder Lottery Super Draw winner - is it YOU?

A shopper at our charity shop in Bingley, Bradford, has bought a winning £10,000 Lottery Super Draw ticket that’s yet to be claimed. So the search is on for the lucky winner – could it be you?

Jade Siggee taking on Great Eastern Run for Thorpe Hall Hospice

"Taking on the Great Eastern Run in memory of my father-in-law was a no-brainer"

Huntingdon-based accountant Jade Siggee was looking for a way to challenge herself. That challenge came in the form of a 13-mile run round the streets of historic Peterborough.

Vote for widow Clare to become JustGiving’s Creative Fundraiser of the Year

51-year-old Gloucester widow Clare Young is one of three to be shortlisted in the 2018 JustGiving Awards, for the title of Creative Fundraiser of the Year, as a result of her hard work creating the Work of Heart Garden in memory of her late husband, Ken.

Arranging a funeral collection

If you’re planning to ask for donations to be made at a loved one’s funeral or memorial service, we’re extremely grateful that you’ve thought of us at this time. This page has some information that may help you.

Catherine Hickey with double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell

"We’re running the Cheltenham Half for an incredible reason"

On Sunday 30th September, 85 runners will take to the streets of Cheltenham in support of palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity, Sue Ryder.

Henry waving during the Royal Parks Half 2016

Training for the Royal Parks Half in six weeks: a VERY easy week

"Week four of my race to complete a six-week half marathon training programme has come and gone," writes our National Events Fundraiser Henry. "Now I’m staring down the barrel of the last two weeks of preparations for the race." Find out how prepared he's feeling in the latest instalment in our blog series.

Henry waving and running

Training for the Royal Parks Half in six weeks: the half way point

National Events Fundraiser Henry is three weeks into his Royal Parks Half Marathon training routine - and it's dawning on him that he doesn't have much time left to get race day-ready!

Dee View Court neurological research team

Our research demonstrates economic value of proactive neurological care

Containing analysis carried out by independent experts, the report shows that proactive care early in someone’s life, such as self-management support and advice or respite care, can save in the region of 30–50% annually when compared to reactive care, i.e. when someone’s health requires urgent care.

Leckhampton nursing team

Sue Ryder: There when it matters

At Sue Ryder we’re proud of our expert palliative and neurological care, as well as our online bereavement support, but we want to be there when it matters for more people by 2023.

Support the bereavement video service

Our bereavement video support service provides free and confidential support to anyone who needs our help – and is funded entirely by donations.

Sue Ryder recruits Rotherwood as sponsor of Manorlands Hospice’s Mascot Gold Cup

Keighley-based business Rotherwood 1976 Ltd is the new main sponsor of the world’s largest mascot race, the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice Mascot Gold Cup.

#TeamIncredible ace Great Eastern Run

There was a very special supporter waiting at the final stretch of this year’s Great Eastern Run in Peterborough: Thorpe Hall patient Sue Preston.

Donate in memory

A donation in memory of someone special will make a wonderful contribution to the work we do; providing palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Making a difference to local people at Leckhampton Court

With Saturday 22nd October 2016 being Make a Difference Day we wanted to use this week’s post as an opportunity to celebrate the incredible contribution our volunteers make, and encourage more people to volunteer with us, writes Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Volunteer Services Coordinator, Amabel Mortimer.

Children meet Mr Toad at Nettlebed Hospice Woodland Walk

On Saturday 24th September, our Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice welcomed locals to explore their grounds and the surrounding Oxfordshire woodland during their first Woodland Walk event.

Super-supporter Christine raises £7.5k for Duchess of Kent Hospice with fifth annual charity ball

On Saturday 17 September, Reading resident Christine Pickett hosted a charity ball at Burghfield Community Sports Association in aid of Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice, raising an incredible £7,500.

From crumpets to care

We all love a crumpet - and just by buying this humble teatime treat at your local Morrisons, you can help raise enough money to help fund a Sue Ryder hospice for a week!

A partnership with a difference

At Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, we are always looking to develop new partnerships with organisations and work together for the mutual benefits of both.

Thank you #BigScotland

The Big Lottery Fund Scotland has transformed the care at Dee View Court.

Morrisons support Sue Ryder on #GivingTuesday

Morrisons have kicked off a whole month of festive fundraising in store for Sue Ryder by raising £10,658 for #GivingTuesday on Tuesday 29th November.

Remembering mum with a head shave

In front of his cheering school friends 11 year old Dylan Duell bravely underwent a complete transformation – waving goodbye to his crowning glory at the hands of Dad, Paul.

The challenge is on for Sue Ryder – Outsource’s CEO versus COO to raise £10k

It’s not quite Mo Farah versus Paul Tanui but Outsource UK is taking running very seriously this year. It’s more South versus North, speed versus endurance with two grown men versus a quest to raise the most money and clock the fastest times.

Manorlands Hospice opens new day service in Hellifield, North Yorkshire

Following the success of the day therapy drop-in service in Airedale, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is now seeking to provide the same high-quality service to patients in the Craven area of North Yorkshire.

Remember someone special

There are many ways you can remember and celebrate the life of someone special. Giving in their memory will also help us provide care for other people facing a life-changing condition.

Thanks for making Starlight Hike 2016 a night to remember

Leckhampton Court Hospice Director Elise Hoadley shares her highlights of this year’s Starlight Hike and expresses her gratitude to everyone who made the event such a success.

Our partnership with Morrisons ends on a record high

Our ‘Raise a Smile’ partnership with Morrisons has come to an end, with the retailer raising £7.2m to support families facing the most difficult times of their lives.

Three foundations support Manorlands Hospice to open dementia-friendly rooms

Thanks to a generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation, Allergen International Foundation and Sir George Martin Foundation, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice has converted three rooms into dementia-friendly rooms in order to help those that suffer with the disease.

Local businesses take on The Apprentice-style challenge for Sue Ryder

On Friday 10th February, three teams from BTG, Cisco and Field Seymour Parkes got together with colleagues for a day of Out of the Office fundraising challenges throughout Reading, Newbury and Henley, during which they raised money for and awareness of our Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices.

Local charity shop colleagues redecorate St John's Hospice quiet room

St John's Hospice has a newly redecorated and refurbished Quiet Room, thanks to generous retail colleagues at the Sue Ryder shop on Ampthill Road, Bedford.

JOGLE cyclist Nicky with Leckhampton Court Hospice director Elise

"Every day is an adventure": Nicky is cycling John O'Groats to Lands End

British Cycling Coach Nicky Harverson, who works with clients to increase their road confidence, is travelling the length of Great Britain’s roads herself in a special charity cycling challenge to raise funds for our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, taking on a sole 1,000-mile 13-day cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End.

Local man donates half of his £1000 Sue Ryder Lottery win to St John's Hospice

We are delighted to announce that, last week, Mr Francombe from Bedfordshire won £1,000 on the Sue Ryder Lottery!

A member of our Angus Homecare team

Homecare - Scotland (Angus)

Sue Ryder’s Scottish Homecare supports people across Angus.  We’re here for people with life-changing conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia.

Become a Friend of Sue Ryder

Become a Friend of Sue Ryder with a regular donation and be part of something very special.

A Hospice at Home Nurse at the door

Homecare - Scotland (Stirling)

Sue Ryder’s Scottish Homecare services in Stirling support people across Stirling, Falkirk, Perth and Clackmannanshire. We’re here for people with life-changing conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia.

Brakspear smashes incredible £50,000 fundraising target for Sue Ryder

Henley pub operator and brewer Brakspear has raised £50,983 for Sue Ryder thanks to enthusiastic and determined fundraising by its pub and head office teams.

Olympian does #JustOneThing to help Nettlebed Hospice

The fundraising team at Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice are offering a helping hand to those who need a little gentle persuasion to stick to their January resolutions with their latest campaign - asking the public to pledge to do #JustOneThing in support of Sue Ryder.

Referring a patient to Sue Ryder services

Information for healthcare professionals wanting more information about referring a patient to Sue Ryder.

Leckhampton Court Hospice patient’s photo goes on national tour to bust end of life myths

A photo captured by a patient at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice has been selected posthumously by Dying Matters as one of a winning group of images to go on a special tour across the country to help bust myths on dying.

Jamie Peacock joins Team Incredible in support of Wheatfields Hospice

Local Leeds star and former rugby league footballer Jamie Peacock MBE has joined our running team to help raise vital funds for our Leeds-based Wheatfields Hospice.

"I'm running for Mum"

India Haresign's mum, Gail, passed away at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice on 24th June 2017 after she lost her four-month battle to pancreatic cancer at age 59. India is running the London Marathon 2018 in her memory. Here, she explains why.

Local Sue Ryder staff take on Reading Half

Four staff members from Sue Ryder will be taking part in the iconic Reading Half Marathon to raise funds for Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices. They will be part of a 60-strong squad running for the charity who go by the name #TeamIncredible - coined from the incredible hospice and neurological care that Sue Ryder provides.

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club raises £16,000 for local hospice

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club have been determinedly fundraising for local Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice since January 2016.

Animals bring joys of spring to hospice patients

Spring made an early appearance at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice last week when a selection of special breed farm animals visited patients.

Make a donation

From becoming a Friend of Sue Ryder with a regular gift to leaving a gift in your Will, there are many ways to support our work and help people get the most from life.

Leckhampton Court Hospice worker takes to the wild for Sue Ryder

Amabel Mortimer, Volunteer and Creative Therapies Coordinator at our Leckhampton Court Hospice, is heading into the wild to raise funds for the very hospice she works for, celebrating the ten years she has spent as part of the team there, and to raise funds in memory of two dear friends who were cared for at the hospice.

St John's Hospice scoops Good Morning Britain Health Star Award

A Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice worker has been honoured at the Good Morning Britain Health Awards and he dedicated his gong to all those who work in palliative care.

Weight loss scores pounds for Thorpe Hall Hospice

Supporter Pat Drake had an extra incentive to stick to his weight loss plan – if he fell short of his target he had to pay a cash forfeit to his chosen charity, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Duchess of Kent Hospice's remembrance walk raises £20k

400 people joined our Duchess of Kent Hospice team to remember late loved ones at their Forget-Me-Not-Walk on the gloriously sunny Sunday 14th May.

PE teacher to RideLondon in support of Leckhampton Court Hospice

Henry Davies is a strength and conditioning coach and physical education teacher at Cheltenham College, and is busy gearing up to take on RideLondon on Sunday 30th July to help raise funds for our Leckhampton Court Hospice. Here, Henry shares why he is taking on this iconic 100-mile cycle race around the nation’s capital.

Wheatfields Hospice to demystify death during Dying Matters Week

On Tuesday 9th May, Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice will join individuals and organisations from around Leeds to build on the success of last year’s Dying Matters campaign with a range of favourite and new events.

Bedford train drivers turn to pedal power for St John's Hospice

Four train drivers swapped electric power for peddle power to cycle twice around the Isle of Wight, raising more than £3,000 for their local Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger.

Glenn family fundraise in memory of Carole

Glenn family raise £24K for Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of Carole

Our Manorlands Hospice bereavement drop-in service celebrates its first anniversary

The bereavement drop-in service at our Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice has recently celebrated its first anniversary.

Meet Team Incredible

Meet your #TeamIncredible Captains, read about the awesome experience that other members of Team Incredible have had and find out why you should become part of the Sue Ryder team.

Knitting Banksy's crafty mystery message of thanks

Patients, families, volunteers and staff at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice received a wonderful surprise at the beginning of June when they arrived at the hospice one morning to find a tree in the centre of the grounds mysteriously yarn bombed with knitted creations and messages of thanks.

Shaun gives his time to hospice that cared for Mum

After Shaun Crosse's Mum Janet was cared for so wonderfully by our Thorpe Hall Hospice at Home team, he decided to take part in his local sponsored volunteering scheme to give something back.

Hannah from Team Incredible and her dad

"If I can do it, anyone can!"

With her wedding day coming up fast and memories of her mum having spent her last days peacefully at Nettlebed Hospice uppermost in her mind, Hannah has decided to support Sue Ryder in the Reading Half.

Grandfather takes on Leckhampton's Ride for Ryder

"If I can do it, anyone can!" says 81-year-old taking on Ride for Ryder - The Sportive

Make a donation in memory

Giving in memory of someone close to you is a really special way to celebrate their life. It's also a very positive way to remember your loved one, because it helps us to continue caring in the future.

Lisa and Amy

#RunningForAmy: Lisa's marathon adventure

In summer 2016, Lisa Richardson made the monumental decision to take on the London Marathon in aid of her best friend Amy, who has terminal cancer. This is their story in her own words.

Dancing for Dee View Court

The Aberdeen Kilt Kickers kick-started community fundraising for our Dee View Court Capital Appeal with a gift of £850.

Dee View Court Capital Appeal launches with photography exhibition

We are delighted to officially launch our Capital Appeal to extend Dee View Court with a stunning photography exhibition showcasing the real-life stories of people living with neurological conditions.

Running the rainbow in memory of mum

Amy Goodacre is set to be drenched in coloured paint as she takes part in the inaugural Peterborough Fun Colour Rush to say thanks to our Thorpe Hall Hospice for the care her Mum, Tracey, received.

Thank you to our Leckhampton Court volunteers

On Thursday 6th June, our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice held a special celebration for its incredible volunteers to give thanks for their amazing contribution to the work of the hospice.

Fundraising ideas and support

Welcome to Team Incredible! Access fundraising advice and tips, plus free training plans, videos and promotional materials.

Fantastic fundraising feats

At Leckhampton Court Hospice, as a charity, we rely on the fundraising support of people from right across Gloucestershire to raise funds to provide the care and services we give free of charge to people and families who need it.

Team up to support Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

How to turn your passion for your local hospice into funds, friends and fun.

Bedford rock band to play Busk Till Dusk tribute to late drummer

Bedfordshire-based rock band PistonZ will remember late band member Bob Smith during August’s Busk Till Dusk music festival at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

Wheatfields Hospice researcher turns volunteer and fundraiser

23-year-old Andy Bradshaw initially came to work in our Wheatfields Hospice's day therapy unit as a PhD student - and he enjoyed it so much he is now a regular supporter.

St John's Hospice honours 30 dedicated volunteers

The vital work of our long-standing Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice volunteers was recognised at a recent awards ceremony in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire.

Capita takes a shine to Starlight Hike

Kind-hearted staff at Capita in Bishops Cleeve are helping Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice shine as the main sponsor of its Starlight Hike fundraiser this year.

Crash victim Mark starts new life at our Dee View Court neurological centre

Back in 2014, Mark Cordiner was a quiet lad who enjoyed socialising with his friends, going shopping, watching football, and climbing on his bike and soaring off into the blue yonder. He was just 27 when he was involved in a devastating road accident while cycling in his home town of Aberdeen.

Daring 70th Birthday Challenges

A truly inspirational and brave lady, Jean Piper, has been continually raising funds for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice after her husband was cared for at the hospice, all whilst facing her own battles with cancer.

Sue Ryder St John's supporter celebrates 70th birthday by completing 192 mile coast to coast trek

Rather than settling for a quiet birthday lunch at the pub, Clifton’s Sue Cross celebrated turning 70 by completing the 192 mile Coast to Coast Walk and raising almost £1,000 for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger.

Sue Ryder’s health information receives quality stamp from NHS England

NHS England has renewed our membership of the Information Standard quality scheme for healthcare information for a further twelve months following an assessment earlier this month.

Bereaved parents find support at Wheatfields Hospice

Our Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice has been piloting a bereavement group supporting people under 50 who have lost their partner, and it has proved so successful that it will continue going forward.

Aberdeen rallies in support of Dee View Court Capital Appeal

Last weekend, two special events took place in Aberdeen – home of our Dee View Court neurological care centre.

Who makes Wheatfields Hospice's work possible? You!

Thank you for being amazing fundraisers! From organising music festivals and cycling the Liverpool-Leeds canal to bucket-collecting in all weathers or holding a ball for charity, our supporters rule.

Leckhampton Supporter Roundup

Supporters in Gloucestershire: you are incredible!

Gogglebox star drops in to St John's Hospice's Big Weekend

Gogglebox star Sandra Martin joined thousands of other supporters at St John’s Hospice’s annual Big Weekend fundraising event in Moggerhanger, near Bedford, on 13th August.

Tom Mason MSP donates half his salary to our Dee View Court Capital Appeal

A new MSP who has pledged to donate half of his salary to Sue Ryder Dee View Court visited the neurological care centre on Thursday 17th August to learn how his support will be used to expand Sue Ryder’s care in the north-east of Scotland.

Look no further for fundraising inspiration

Our Peterborough-based supporters continue to impress and surprise us with their ingenuity, creativity and passion to raise money for our Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

The Information Standard

We use information from external sources within some of our marketing materials, e.g leaflets, posters, booklets and online, to help provide as much accurate information as possible to the people we support.

Van Driver's Assistant - Sandhurst

Provide support to our retail shops with duties connected to the collection and delivery of furniture by volunteering alongside our van driver.

Van Driver's Assistant, Twickenham

Provide support to our retail shops with duties connected to the collection and delivery of furniture, by volunteering alongside our van driver.

Education and training

We offer a wide range of education, training opportunities and placements for external individuals and organisations.

Van Driver's Assistant, Slough

To provide support to our retail shops with duties connected to the collection and delivery of furniture, by volunteering alongside our van driver.

Van Driver's Assistant, Reading

Provide support to our retail shops with duties connected to the collection and delivery of furniture, by volunteering alongside our van driver.

Stockroom Assistant - Prestwick

We are looking for someone to Join Sue Ryder's friendly charity shop team in Prestwick as a volunteer Stockroom Assistant to help us sort, identify and keep track of the wonderful stock in our shop.

Image of a sofa

Did you know we offer free furniture collection?

Complete our form and we'll arrange a collection at a time that suits you. We'll confirm within 48 hours whether your preferred date is possible.

Van Driver's Assistant, Feltham

To provide support to our retail shops with duties connected to the collection and delivery of furniture, by volunteering alongside our van driver.

Reception Support, St John's Hospice

Sue Ryder is looking for organised and enthusiastic volunteers who can help us run a friendly and efficient reception for service-users and their visitors.

eBay Product Listings Assistant, Northampton

Research, write copy and list a range of products on eBay to maximise revenue from donated items.

Receptionist, Thorpe Hall Hospice

Sue Ryder is looking for an organised and enthusiastic volunteer who can help us run a friendly and efficient reception at Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Memory Giving and Legacy Advocate, Thorpe Hall Hospice

Gifts in Wills and in memory of a loved one are very important sources of income for Sue Ryder. You will promote ways to donate to help fund the care provided by Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Inpatient Unit Rehabilitation Support Volunteer, Thorpe Hall Hospice

Supporting our Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist in helping our inpatients with prescribed rehabilitation activities. Assisting with the day to day administrative running of the Rehabilitation Dept. This role would really suit volunteers who have experience in a healthcare setting or would like to work in this area. 

The way to patients' hearts is through their stomachs

Joan Smith is Head Chef at our Leckhampton Court Hospice, where she's been preparing meals for patients, families, volunteers and staff for nearly five years. Here, we get to know Joan, and she outlines how the team plan and prepare meals at the hospice to make a real difference to people being cared for.

Events Assistant, Thorpe Hall Hospice

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospcie are looking for someone with a keen interest in events who can help to support the Fundraising team in the setting up, running and dismantling of events. This is a key volunteer role in the Fundraising team and will enable the team to work more effectively at events by having extra support. 

Corporate Ambassador, Thorpe Hall Hospice

Support Sue Ryder’s Corporate fundraising and awareness raising efforts within the business community as an ambassador for Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Ward Host, South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub

Sue Ryder is looking for Ward Hosts to help serve meals and/or drinks to hospice patients. This is an important role to assure a seamless link between the kitchen and ward area to provide a great service for patients and to assist ward staff providing care.

Receptionist, South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub

This role supports Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub to run a friendly and efficient reception for service-users and all visitors and be the first point of contact for visitors.

Ward Assistant

Support the ward staff and catering teams at St John’s Hospice, assisting with patients’ refreshments, meals and light domestic duties.

Collections Volunteer, South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub

Role Purpose: In just a few hours a bucket collection has the ability to raise hundreds of pounds as well as raising our profile locally.  

Collection tin co-ordinator, Duchess of Kent Hospice

We need someone to distribute and monitor our collection tins in the local community. This may be in local shops, pubs and restaurants.

Weekend General Shop Volunteer - Arnold

We are looking for Weekend General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop in Arnold, Nottingham. 

Customer Services Assistant, Slough

Your local Sue Ryder charity shop is looking for enthusiastic and reliable customer service volunteers to help maximise sales which fund our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Stockroom Assistant, Slough

Support our shops in the back of house, sorting donations, getting things ready for sale and making sure the shop is kept stocked and ready for our lovely customers.

Change of details for Gift Aid

If your details have changed since you set up Gift Aid, or you would like to cancel your Gift Aid registration with Sue Ryder, please complete our online form.

Training in Scotland

We are currently offering training workshops specially adapted for Scotland. These training workshops are four hours long and can be attended by those in registered and non-registered roles.

View of Duchess of Kent Hospice

Duchess of Kent Hospice

Sue Ryder offers a range of services in Berkshire from three sites: Duchess of Kent Hospice, Wokingham Day Hospice and Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire.

Image of a nurse at Thorpe Hall

Thorpe Hall Hospice

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall hospice is the only specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Peterborough.

Events Volunteer, various events

To support the Sue Ryder Events Team in preparing for sports and challenge events throughout the season.

Wrexham - opening 28 November

Our brand new shop in Wrexham opens on 28 November 2018!

Dewsbury

We’re the largest charity shop in Dewsbury, housing an array of wonderful products including new and donated furniture, electricals, household goods and gifts to suit every season.

Liss

Drop in to explore and discover our donated fashion, books, DVDs, CDs and new goods range which includes sweets and greeting cards.

East Garforth, Leeds - opening 28 November

Conveniently placed on East Side Retail Park with free car parking, our warehouse-sized Sue Ryder Superstore is a bargain hunters paradise!

Bury, Greater Manchester - opening 7 December

A brand new "£3 or less" shop opening on 7 December!

Train the Trainer

Sue Ryder is offering two-day Train the Trainer workshops to anyone who has already completed the Registered Workforce one-day workshop and who already has responsibility for the education and training of others as part of their day to day role.

Jess when she was younger, with her family

"We must destroy the stigma around hospices"

"If, as a teenager, I'd been told: 'Jess, your Dad is going to be taken into the large homely building up our road that is like a hospital but quieter with fewer patients and just as high-quality care', my reaction would have been very different." Blogger Jess Bacon, whose dad passed away at our Thorpe Hall Hospice, stresses the importance of busting myths about end of life care.

Jess with her friends

Do you ever get over a loss?

One of the most viewed bereavement advice pages on our website is 'How long does grief last?' Blogger Jess Bacon grabs this topic by the horns and shares her experience of being told to "get over" her Dad's death and "move on".

Allestree Shop Supervisor Elizabeth Meakin working hard

"Volunteering at the shop made me feel accepted and useful"

Having recently moved to the Derby area, Elizabeth Meakin found that volunteering at her local Sue Ryder charity shop was the perfect way not only to meet people and boost her confidence but change her career.

Jess Bacon and her dad

Why you should give bereavement counselling a try

“Initially, I thought no one could help me as no one could change what happened, but I’ve discovered that that isn't really the point of counselling at all.” Blogger Jess reflects on how, five years after her Dad’s death, counselling and therapy have helped her come to terms with her loss.

Clifton, Nottingham - opening 6 December

Our brand new shop in Clifton Triangle opens on 6 December 2018!

An older man reading the online community on his smartphone

How our online community is supporting people when they need it most

We recently spoke to three of our online community members - Wynne, Barry and Debbie - about grief and how the community was there to support them when they needed it the most. These videos tell their stories.

Sue Ryder Hillsborough shop, Sheffield - opening 27 November

Located in the centre of Hillsborough with convenient parking, Sue Ryder Hillsborough is your one stop shop for all your retail needs.

Research Volunteer- Reviewing Societal Impact on Volunteering

To provide research and analysis into the the changing face of volunteering.  This information will form the basis of how we can better identify the drivers in successful volunteer engagement, helping to support and strengthen policy and strategy development.

Shop Volunteer, Keighley

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our Superstore in Keighley.

Van Driver's Assistant, Keighley

We're looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in store. 

Shop Volunteer, Stockton on Tees

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run store in Stockton on Tees.

Van Driver's Assistant

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in store. If you like to get out and about, can lift items and are handy then this is the role for you.

Shop Volunteer, Lowestoft

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our Superstore in Lowestoft.

Van Driver's Assistant, Lowestoft

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in store in Lowestoft.

Shop Volunteer

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our Furniture Superstore in Bury St Edmunds.

Van Driver's Assistant, Bury St Edmunds

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in store in the Bury St Edmunds area.

Catering Assistant, St John's Hospice

To support Sue Ryder’s catering team at St John's Hospice in providing high quality food and drinks to patients and staff.

Administrative Assistant, St John's Hospice

To support Sue Ryder’s staff teams throughout the hospice at St John's.

Spiritual Care Support, St John's Hospice

Support Sue Ryder’s Chaplain /Spiritual Care Lead to provide a compassionate service to residents / patients, their visitors and Sue Ryder staff.

General Shop Volunteer, Ashton-upon-Mersey

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop. In your local shop in Ashton-upon-Mersey where there is always plenty to do.

General Shop Volunteer

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop. In your local shop in Didsbury there is always plenty to do.

The Mayor of Cheltenham cuts the ribbon.

Donation from trust opens up more parts of Leckhampton Court Hospice to patients

Patients, families and visitors at our Gloucestershire-based Leckhampton Court Hospice are enjoying more parts of the historic building and grounds than ever before – all thanks to a charitable donation from The Charles Irving Trust.

Van Driver's Assistant, Fakenham

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it our Fakenham.

Shop Volunteer, Fakenham

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our Superstore in Fakenham.

Shop Volunteer - Downham Market Furniture

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our furniture store in Downham Market.

Van Driver’s Assistant - Downham Market Furniture

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Downham Market store. 

Shop Volunteer - Earlham Road

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our store in Earlham Road.

Van Driver’s Assistant - Earlham Road

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Earlham Road, Norwich shop.

Shop Volunteer - Cromer

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our store in Cromer!

Van Driver's Assistant - Cromer

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Cromer store.

Shop Volunteer - Scunthorpe

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our shop in Scunthorpe.

Van Driver’s Assistant - Scunthorpe

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Scunthorpe store.

Van Driver's Assistant, Skelton

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Skelton store.

Shop Volunteer, Skelton

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved store in Skelton.

Weekend Reception Volunteer, Wheatfields

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice is looking for an approachable and enthusiastic volunteer who can help us to provide a friendly front-of-house presence to our patient’s visitors when they arrive and leave the hospice.

Van and Furniture Assistant - Ortongate

Sue Ryder's charity shop team is looking for a volunteer driver's assistant to help maximise donations of goods to our shop in Ortongate and the surrounding area.

Van and Furniture Assistant - Ely, Cloisters Shopping Centre

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Ely store.

Van and Furniture Assistant - Eye

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Eye store.

Van and Furniture Assistant - Lincoln Road

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Lincoln Road store.

Van and Furniture Assistant, Chesterfield

We are looking for volunteers to go out on our vans to collect furniture and help to assemble it in our Chesterfield store.

General Shop Volunteer, Chorley

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop. In your local shop in Chorley there is always plenty to do.

General Shop Volunteer, Widnes

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop. In your local shop in Widnes there is always plenty to do.

Brick by Brick

You don’t need construction experience. You don’t even need a spade. But you can help Sue Ryder build a brighter future for people living with complex neurological conditions in the North-East, brick by brick.

Dee View Court Brick by Brick registration

Pledge to help us make our ambitions for a bigger Dee View Court a reality by raising £1,000 to buy a brick. You can donate later but please pledge now. 

Dee View Capital Appeal

To reach more people we need to raise £3.9 million for our Dee View Court capital appeal

Dee View Court Brick by Brick

Help us build a bigger neurological care centre... Brick by Brick! Be one of the 100 individuals, teams or companies raising £1,000 to buy a brick of the new extension.

Cavendish

Located in the picturesque town of Cavendish, our attractive shop is based in the ‘old cinema’ and is a must visit destination for furniture, bric-a-brac, clothing and books.

Cheriton

Our cheerful little shop can be found on Cheriton High Street, full of quirky bargains and surprises.

Witney

Visit our shop in the historic town of Witney for a wide range of quality donated stock.

Farnham Road, Slough

Our exciting Sue Ryder superstore in Slough offers an ever-growing selection of quality donated furniture for your home - beds, sofas, armchairs, tables, wardrobes, storage and shelving units, to name a few.

Holt

Our diverse stock features donated men's and ladieswear at a fraction of their recommended retail value.

Wells-next-the-Sea

We have a great selection of clothes in an array of colours and at prices that won’t break the bank.

Houses of Parliament in shadow

What’s changed in neurological care recently and what’s up ahead?

Duncan Lugton, Policy & Public Affairs Manager (England) at Sue Ryder gives an update on the policy landscape for neurological care in the summer of 2016 and looks ahead to what we're hoping to see next.

Sue Ryder at the English Party Conferences: Part 2

Duncan Lugton reports on the end of life care and healthcare discussions and pledges at the Labour Party Conference 2017.

Sue Ryder at the English Party Conferences: Part 1

Duncan Lugton reports on highlights of end of life care and healthcare from the Liberal Democrats Party Conference 2017.

Give the mental health of neurology patients the priority it deserves

The emotional, cognitive and mental health needs of those with neurological conditions should be considered just as important as their physical needs, argues our Policy and Public Affairs Manager for England Duncan Lugton.

Overall mortality rates are improving but for neurology, things are getting worse

Duncan Lugton on a new report which found that mortality rates for neurological conditions have been increasing in recent years, in contrast to the trend for deaths in general. 

Jeremy Hunt MP with our ball of wall exhibit at the Conservative Party Conference 2017

Sue Ryder at the English Party Conferences: Part 3

Duncan Lugton reports on our presence at the Conservative Party Conference 2017 and the issues around palliative care and bereavement support which were discussed during the conference.

A Sue Ryder neurological resident in her room

Is the health system working for people with neurological conditions?

On the day of the launch of Going the Distance 2, a joint report by Sue Ryder and the Neurological Alliance. Duncan Lugton, our Policy and Public Affairs Manager for England, summarises its findings.

How we work with other healthcare charities to effect change

Our Policy and Public Affairs Manager for England, Duncan Lugton, shares how we've shaped and analysed the results of the country's biggest ever survey of people with neurological conditions.

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Sue Ryder helps shape new end of life care guidelines

What did we want to see in the government's revised end of life care guidelines? Duncan Lugton, Policy and Public Affairs Manager (England) explains in this blog.

New research finds younger generations can’t avoid bereavement – and are in need of extra support when they are grieving

New research from Co-op Funeralcare busts the myth that bereavement is ‘just an older person’s issue’, and finds that younger generations are having particular challenges dealing with grief, writes Duncan Lugton.

Nicola Sturgeon at a Sue Ryder event

Scotland’s First Minister pledges to deliver Sue Ryder’s recommendations

Elinor Jayne reflects on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's pledge to “take forward” all five of the recommendations contained in our latest Rewrite the Future report into neurological care in Scotland. 

Reshuffle to refocus

Elinor Jayne, Policy & Public Affairs Manager for Scotland, gives her insights on the latest cabinet reshuffle in the Scottish Parliament, and what it might mean for palliative and neurological care in Scotland.

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Sue Ryder responds to State of Care report

Heidi Travis, CEO of national healthcare provider Sue Ryder comments on latest State of Care report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

People with neurological conditions are having bad experiences across the health system, new data reveals

A newly released national survey has found people with neurological conditions reporting poorer experiences across large areas of their healthcare than other patients. Duncan Lugton looks at what this means for services.

Two people having a cup of coffee

Simple ways to think ahead this Dying Matters Week

It's Dying Matters Awareness Week, a time that gives us – and other members of the Dying Matters coalition – an unparalleled opportunity to put the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. Duncan, our Policy and Public Affairs Manager (England), shares his approach to these oft-taboo topics.

Free furniture collection service

Looking to donate your furniture to charity? Book a free collection!

Items we can't accept

Unfortunately, there are some items we can’t accept due to health and safety, and legal reasons. 

General Shop Volunteer, Stoke on Trent

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop. In your local shop in Stoke on Trent there is always plenty to do.

General Shop Volunteer, Moreton Wirral

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop. In your local shop in Moreton Wirral there is always plenty to do.

General Shop Volunteer, Ladybarn

We are looking for General Shop Volunteers to help us to run our much loved high street shop. In your local shop in Ladybarn there is always plenty to do.

A long lonely road featuring the milestone of 10MPH

On milestones: the first anniversary of losing my wife and best friend

This time last year, Richard Littledale’s beloved wife Fiona died in her own home, surrounded by family and cared for by Sue Ryder Nurses. Here, Richard reflects on how he’s been coping with the approaching milestone and shares what has (and hasn’t) worked for him.

Seven Kings, Ilford

We offer a wide range of donated items, spanning from clothing and bric-a-brac to children’s toys, we also stock a selection of new goods gift items. We replenish our stock daily and our prices give great value for your money.

Katherine proudly showing off her 4 medals

Four half marathons in four weeks? Not in a month of Sundays!

During October 2018, Katherine took on four half marathons for our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire. Here she talks about the highs and lows of a very special month of Sundays.

Leckhampton Court Hospice education and training

Recent or upcoming sessions at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ.

Jamie with the snowman she built in the grounds of Leckhampton Court Hospice

“Even during our darkest days, we found joy.”

For Jamie Collier and her family, Christmas 2009 was a world away from the usual preparations, parties and present wrapping. Instead, she was dealing with her Dad’s devastating diagnosis of terminal cancer. As the news sunk in, one of the family’s many worries was how they would care for him in his final days. Here, Jamie tells the story of what happened after they discovered their local Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Party-goers at Denise's party

Denise raises £7,000 to say thank you to our Palliative Care Hub Berkshire

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, Denise Shippen from Newbury was referred to her local Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire by her GP. As a way of showing her gratitude for the care she is receiving, Denise hosted a charity party to help raise vital funds.

Fundraising materials

Here, we have some handy event posters, sponsorship forms and bunting for you to use when promoting your event.