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The Leckhampton Court Hospice Choir performing

Poignant Leckhampton Court Hospice Choir performance a runaway success

A Cheltenham Choir Mistress taking on the London Marathon for Sue Ryder in April 2019 has raised £13,000 for our Leckhampton Court Hospice following a poignant night of performance at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Our useful guide can help you answer lots of tough questions

Why don't we talk about death?

It’s a tough question that Sue Ryder are trying to tackle. Our latest marketing campaign has been launched to encourage people to start the conversation about death, and to cement our position as experts in this area.

Margaret Tetley

Meet Margaret: volunteer tea lady, life story writer, baker and fundraiser supreme

Margaret Tetley volunteers at our Manorlands Hospice doing a bit of everything! Here, she describes her various roles and what motivates her to give Sue Ryder so much of her time.

Leckhampton Court Hospice at Home Lead Emma Wright speaks to a patient

“When we arrive, people breathe a sigh of relief. We allow them to become a family again.”

"It's a really exciting time to be joining Sue Ryder," says Emma Wright, the new Clinical Lead for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court's Hospice at Home and Day Hospice. “We’re growing our care services so we can be there for more people in Gloucestershire.”

Michelle Vann on her wedding day with her late mum Janis

“Manorlands staff move heaven and earth to make sure patients and their families feel safe, cared for and at home.”

Our Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice provided Michelle Vann’s parents, Janis and Mark Lawson, with outreach nursing and respite care before they ended their lives at the hospice. This is their family’s story in Michelle’s own words.

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.

Photo of Sue Ryder nurses at St John's Hospice

St John's Hospice searching for Nursing Assistants to help people “live each day to the fullest” in 2019

The hub is looking to recruit new nursing assistants in Bedfordshire so it can continue to provide the important service in 2019 and beyond.

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.