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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.