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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.