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The kindness of strangers: a marathon story

Our London Marathon runner and blogger Anne has had enough of training! To get herself back on track, here she takes a moment to thank those who have supported her fundraising journey so far.

Why training for my first marathon reminds me of expecting my first baby

Anne Amlot is not just a London Marathon runner: she's also a mum. Here, she reflects on how the preparation for and anticipation of the big race reminds her of her being pregnant with her son.

Join our Leckhampton Court Run Club

Our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is launching its very own running club to help people train to take on the Cheltenham Half on 30th September. Arming runners with training tips and advice to get from couch to 10K, the club will then hold weekly training nights in the run-up to the Cheltenham Half from the picturesque hospice grounds in Leckhampton.

"Why I'm lacing up my trainers for the patients I care for"

Dr Paul Perkins has worked for Sue Ryder for 14 years, spending 11 of those at Leckhampton Court Hospice, the closest Sue Ryder hospice to the Cheltenham Half route. Here he explains why he's proud to be taking part in the event once again for his patients.

The trouble with me: the impatiently bereaved

Richard Littledale’s wife Fiona died in our care three months ago. But how long, he ponders, is grief supposed to last? "The phrase 'These things take time' seems like a red rag to a bull as far as Mr Shouty is concerned," he writes, referring to his new alter-ego who "wants strength without rest and normality without delay".

Were you at the first ever Ride for Ryder back in 1988?

Were you there at the Cotswold charity cycle ride in 1988? That’s the question our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is asking as we launch an appeal for cyclists who took part in our Gloucestershire-based hospice's very first Ride for Ryder event to get in touch.

Fire Walk raises money for Dee View Court Capital Appeal

On Friday the 9th of March, Sue Ryder Dee View Court held a Fire Walk at the Village Hotel in Kingswells. The Fire Walk was organised to raise money for Sue Ryder’s appeal to extend Scotland’s only neurological care centre. This neurological care centre provides 24 hour specialist care for people suffering with conditions such as Huntingtons, MS, Motor Neurone Disease and Acquired Brain Injuries. 

Alone, together: the comfort of a pet when you’re grieving

“People often stop us on our walks, and never once do they see Richard the widower – rather, they see the tall man with the long dog and strike up a conversation," writes Richard Littledale, whose wife Fiona passed away under our care three months ago, about his new four-legged friend.

Sue Ryder services update in adverse weather

Snow may be blanketing the UK and causing travel disruption, but there's no stopping our incredible hospice and neurological care in these wintry conditions as our centres across the country are keeping warm and staying open.

Overall mortality rates are improving but for neurology, things are getting worse

Duncan Lugton on a new report which found that mortality rates for neurological conditions have been increasing in recent years, in contrast to the trend for deaths in general.