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Bikes at one of our workshops

New prison workshop offers prisoners fresh direction

Sue Ryder has teamed up with HM Prison Gartree in Leicestershire to launch a new bicycle repair workshop that will help prisoners gain valuable skills and improve their employment prospects on release.

Cycling 120 miles by night in memory of Mum

On 28th July, one supporter decided to take on the Dunwich Dynamo – a 120-mile through-the-night cycle ride from Hackney in London to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast – in support of our Leckhampton Court Hospice. Here, in his own words, Jack tells us why.

A day in the life of Wheatfields Hospice Director Kate

Kate Bratt-Farrar shares why she decided to work in palliative care and what a typical day in our Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds is really like.

Jess with her friends

Do you ever get over a loss?

One of the most viewed bereavement advice pages on our website is 'How long does grief last?' Blogger Jess Bacon grabs this topic by the horns and shares her experience of being told to "get over" her Dad's death and "move on".

People with neurological conditions are having bad experiences across the health system, new data reveals

A newly released national survey has found people with neurological conditions reporting poorer experiences across large areas of their healthcare than other patients. Duncan Lugton looks at what this means for services.

Meals for one: missing the spice of company

Blogger Richard Littledale, whose wife Fiona was cared for by Sue Ryder before she died last year, reflects on cooking for one and dining solo. He shares how his relationship with food has changed since her death and what he is doing to counter the fact that, for him, "food eaten alone so often has no flavour".

"I cycled every day to radiotherapy"

"It kept me focused and determined during my treatment," says 55-year-old Cheltenham Mum Sue Kent, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the midst of training and fundraising for an epic 1000-mile cycle ride for our Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Reusing and recycling with Sue Ryder

At Sue Ryder, we are committed to reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill sites to provide numerous environmental, social and financial benefits for everyone in the local community.

Poetry collection inspired by bereavement on sale to support Thorpe Hall Hospice

Paul Middleton had written reports, papers and presentations but had never even considered turning his hand to poetry. Four months after his wife’s death, and following a long walk in one of their favourite places, he put pen to paper – and he hasn’t stopped writing since. Now he’s gathered his poetry and reflections into a self-published anthology with proceeds from the sale being donated to Sue Ryder as a thank you for our support.

Jess when she was younger, with her family

"We must destroy the stigma around hospices"

"If, as a teenager, I'd been told: 'Jess, your Dad is going to be taken into the large homely building up our road that is like a hospital but quieter with fewer patients and just as high-quality care', my reaction would have been very different." Blogger Jess Bacon, whose dad passed away at our Thorpe Hall Hospice, stresses the importance of busting myths about end of life care.