Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Last year Sue Ryder Nurses and Duchess of Kent Hospice provided 130,000 hours of support to patients and their families across Berkshire

Our palliative care is free for patients and their families, but it costs us £4.7m per year to provide it, which equates to £13,000 per day.

See our supporters in action

Photo of family taking part in Forget-me-not walk for Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice
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At Sue Ryder, we rely on our creative, energetic supporters. Their wonderful fundraising efforts enable us to continue to provide expert care to our local community.

Not only do our supporters raise a huge amount of money towards our services, they also help to spread the word about Sue Ryder so more people know about the expert care we offer and how we can help patients and their families.

We urgently need more supporters to organise events and take part in fundraising challenges

Fundraising for Sue Ryder is a great way to meet new people, help to develop your skills and ensure that we can continue to provide care to local families when they need us the most.

Our fundraising team is here to support you every step of the way and help you to achieve your fundraising goals.

Fundraising during the pandemic

If you are looking to set up your own fundraising event, we understand that these are very difficult times.

For help and inspiration, we have our top fundraising tips and ideas during COVID-19, giving you guidance on how you can help us to raise vital funds in a safe way for both yourself and others.

Follow our latest supporter stories

You can discover more about our latest supporter stories and community fundraising news on our Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice Facebook page, where you can also follow us to stay up to date.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today!

If you would like to support us by fundraising, we would be happy to talk to you about the different ways that you can help. Please contact our Fundraising team on 0118 9550 433 or email

Our fundraising team

Laura Kell, Head of Hospice Fundraising at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Head of Hospice Fundraising

Laura Kell


Alison Edwards, Community Fundraising Manager at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Community Fundraising Manager

Alison Edwards


Ashleigh Embling, Community Fundraising and Operations Officer at Se Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Community Fundraising and Operations Officer

Ashleigh Embling

Tel: 0118 9550 434 | Email:

Hannah Richards, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Community Fundraiser

Hannah Richards

Tel: 0118 955 0434 | Email:

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Make a donation

£21 could pay for one hour of our expert care, helping people live the best life they possibly can, while £60 could provide one session of bereavement counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. We’re always grateful for every donation, however big or small.