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Julian Goodwin alongside Sue Ryder nursing assistants Gerri Garrott and Kathy Dalby with his medal haul from 2018

Funeral director celebrates epic year completing 1,500-mile journey for our Leckhampton Court Hospice

Cheltenham-based funeral director Julian Goodwin is starting the New Year celebrating his fitness and fundraising achievements of 2018, having covered an amazing 1,500 miles on foot, bike and in the water in support of his local Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

A Leckhampton Hospice at Home nurse driving a car

Opening up Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in 2018

In her final blog post of the year, Elise Hoadley, Hospice Director at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, reflects on the past year and shares how her team has been working hard to open up the hospice to more people in Gloucestershire in 2018.

Jamie with her late father Jonathan 546

How sharing my story helped me work through my grief in a positive way

After Jamie Collier’s father Jonathan died at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice a few years ago, she wanted to use her writing skills to record the story of his final days and thank us at Sue Ryder. In this blog, she recalls how getting involved in our Christmas Appeal has helped her come to term with his death.

Patient Maria Brown, with son Joseph, meeting HRH alongside Ward Manager Sue Phillips.

HRH The Prince of Wales brings smiles to Leckhampton Court Hospice with special visit

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales brought smiles to the faces of patients and families being cared for by Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice on Friday 14th December during a special pre-Christmas visit.

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Sue Ryder comments on latest delay to adult social care green paper

The government has confirmed today that the Green Paper on adult social care has been further delayed and won't be published until next year.

Jamie with the snowman she built in the grounds of Leckhampton Court Hospice

“Even during our darkest days, we found joy.”

For someone with a terminal illness, needing constant care, special Christmas moments can feel heartbreakingly out of reach - but they don’t have to be. That's why we've launched our Sue Ryder Christmas Appeal. In this blog post, supporter Jamie recalls how we gave her family the chance to share precious last moments together – festive memories they now treasure.

Image of Clare Young, JustGiving's Most Creative Fundraiser 2018, with Caroline Jones (Knicker's Model's Own) and Anthea Turner

Knitting Gloucester widow crowned JustGiving's Most Creative Fundraiser in the UK

Clare Young created the ‘Work of Heart Garden’ in memory of her husband Ken, who was cared for at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, after being advised to knit by her psychologist to help manage her grief and the mental health symptoms she experienced following his loss. 

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.

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.

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.