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“Dad touched so many people's lives and was an incredibly loved member of the community.” Nino's London Marathon Story
In April, 23 year-old Nino Bartolomei will be joining a crew of #TeamIncredible runners to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice, who cared for his father in 2017. This is Nino’s story.
A hard-hitting new report, published today by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Sue Ryder, asks MPs to ensure the NHS delivers on patients’ right to rehabilitation.
‘I do it because I absolutely love it.’ Chantry volunteer Stuart on the joys of helping others, getting back what you put in and the perils of Scrabble
Stuart Fisher, 69, has been a volunteer at Sue Ryder’s specialist neurological care centre, The Chantry, for more than five years. He drives residents to appointments, takes them on outings, to visit family and also visits a particular resident once a week for coffee, a chat and the occasional game of Scrabble.
Kirsty McEwen ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice which cared for her mum, Julie, in her final days. Despite the rain and the mud on the day, Kirsty knocked 13 minutes off her previous best time and succeeded in raising an amazing £1,105.
In our latest blog, we want to celebrate the furry, four-legged Sue Ryder volunteers who work so hard to brighten the days of our patients, residents and families – not forgetting their humans!
“It just struck me that with my experience in mental health counselling, perhaps I could help out in some way.”
After working at MIND for many years, Meg has became a volunteer at The Chantry Neurological Care Centre. She visits weekly as a befriender to several of the residents, each of whom has been impacted by a neurological condition and is also training as an end of life ‘Doula’.
'Even if it's just to one person, or just one word, say something.' Jess Bacon's struggles with grief and the importance of opening up to others
At sixteen, Jess Bacon tragically lost her Dad. Here, she describes her struggles with depression and communicating about her loss, the silence of those around her who were scared to say the wrong thing and the liberating power of reaching out to people for support; 'Even if it's just to one person, or just one word, say something.'
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is asking people to seize a new opportunity this leap year by volunteering.
‘I was in quite a dark place and just being able to talk to someone made a huge difference.' How our bereavement support has given Lee hope and perspective after losing his mum Jean
Lee Jackson signed up for a trek to the Great Wall of China after his mum Jean received end-of-life care at Sue Ryder’s Manorlands Hospice. He explains why he was determined to give back to the Manorlands team who cared for Jean, how his trip turned out to be a cathartic experience and how comforting Manorlands' bereavement counselling has been for him since Jean's death.