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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.

"I may be dying but Manorlands Hospice has given me my life back"

Lesley Wrigley has been fighting cancer for 30 years. Here, in her own words, she explains the positive effect Sue Ryder has had on her life.

On using the 'L' word: Loneliness after bereavement

"I am lonely", admits Richard Littledale, following the loss of his wife. Here he writes about the L word - loneliness - and how it affects his life.

"The support I felt has helped me through the toughest time of my life" - losing a son and husband

Val Lunn shares her family's story of support from our Wheatfields Hospice as both her son and husband were cared for by the team last year.

New Celebrating a Life online service launched

Sue Ryder has launched a new online platform called Celebrating a Life, designed to make it easier for people to organise an event to celebrate the memory and life of a loved one. 

"Running the Great Aberdeen Run for my mum and all other mums"

As participants pound the streets of Aberdeen in preparation for this year’s Great Aberdeen Run, brother and sister duo Lesley and Donnie, who took on the 10K last year for Sue Ryder’s Dee View Court Capital Appeal, are championing others to slip on their running shoes, blogs Dee View Appeal Manager Emma Leiper Finlayson.

Reshuffle to refocus

Elinor Jayne, Policy & Public Affairs Manager for Scotland, gives her insights on the latest cabinet reshuffle in the Scottish Parliament, and what it might mean for palliative and neurological care in Scotland.

Aberdeen Rotary Club art auction benefits Dee View Capital Appeal

The Rotary Club of Aberdeen have kindly donated £1,000 towards our capital appeal to extend the Aberdeen-based neurological care centre, Sue Ryder Dee View Court.

Why Machu Picchu isn't the best bit of the Inca Trail

It's one of the seven wonders of the world and it tops many a bucket list, but there is so much more to this place than the (undeniably impressive) ruins of Machu Picchu. If you're looking to really let this magical place get under your skin and make the most of the whole experience, Discover Adventure's Dan asserts, here is what truly makes this trip unforgettable.