For Sharon Wotherspoon, it was the start of a whole new career when her children volunteered at their local Sue Ryder shop. That was six years ago and Sharon is now Shop Manager of Sue Ryder’s Mengham shop on Hayling Island.
"It was an absolute thrill to be nominated to attend the Royal Garden Party. I got to see the Queen looking lovely in her pink suit!"
Pat McClelland, Lead Volunteer at our Airedale Shopping Centre charity shop in Keighley, West Yorkshire, was among the guests invited to Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Annual Royal Garden Party in May.
70-year-old Ann Tuvey has been the Lead Volunteer at our Bury St Edmunds charity shop in West Suffolk ever since it opened five years ago. Here, she describes her responsibilities, challenges and what she gets out of giving her time.
Having recently moved to the Derby area, Elizabeth Meakin found that volunteering at her local Sue Ryder charity shop was the perfect way not only to meet people and boost her confidence but change her career.
Famous faces, including Eddie Redmayne, Kate Moss, Gillian Anderson and Daniel Radcliffe, have donated personal items to a new Sue Ryder pop-up shop that will be open in Mayfair for one day only.
A shopper at our charity shop in Bingley, Bradford, has bought a winning £10,000 Lottery Super Draw ticket that’s yet to be claimed. So the search is on for the lucky winner – could it be you?
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.
We're now selling Lucky Dip tickets to our own weekly Sue Ryder Lottery in our charity shops across the country. This bold move is thanks to new specifically designed technology, making Sue Ryder the first retailer able to produce Charity Lottery Lucky Dips in this way.
At Sue Ryder, our charity shops aren’t just retail stores; they’re community hubs. Poppy McGee blogs about how she set up a jewellery recycling and upcycling club, the volunteers it attracts and the benefits the community has reaped.
Bargain-hunters take note: you'll be in your element when our Wheatfields Hospice opens a new charity shop next month within the hospice grounds. Shoppers keen for some budget-friendly retail therapy will be able to bag some fantastic finds. The new store will officially open on Saturday 21 October at 10.30am. The shop will be open every day, Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.