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Alex and Alice during their climb to Ben Nevis

Feeling on top of the world – newly-wed couple climb Ben Nevis in support of Sue Ryder hospice

A newly-wed pair of hiking heroes have started their married life together by scaling the UK’s highest mountain, raising crucial funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Hannah, wearing some number '40' glasses

Sue Ryder Nurse takes on double fundraising challenge to mark her 40th birthday

Nurse Hannah Wilson is marking her 40th birthday by taking on not just one, but two tough fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder. Hannah, who celebrated her birthday in April, took the plunge in the Great North Swim in June and plans to follow that by competing in the 40th Great North Run in September.

Tim Chandler, in his Sue Ryder cycle top, previously completed Ride for Ryder

Gloucestershire insurance and finance workers support Sue Ryder

Thousands of insurance workers from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and the Forest of Dean will be helping to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice this year, as the chosen charity of the year for the Cheltenham and Gloucester Insurance Institute.

Sarah, out on one of her running routes

“It's been two years since I lost my dad. Two years since I decided I would do everything I could to support Sue Ryder”

Sarah Riley has fundraised in memory of her dad, Steve, since he died two years ago at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire. She talks about training during the pandemic for the Virtual London Marathon and how this year's event provides another focus to continue on.

Joby and his friends training for the Three Peaks Challenge

Friends take on Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Sue Ryder and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease

Three friends will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge this weekend hoping to raise funds for Sue Ryder and vital awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

Six singers who have been involved with Sing For Life in support of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Singers set to hit the high notes for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

A pop-tastic singing project is set to pull out all the stops and raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Sing for Life will sign up around 40 women from the Peterborough area, who’ll spend nine weeks learning how to sing and work towards a fantastic live charity event.

Dr Kirsty Durley

Sue Ryder Doctor takes on historical trail challenge to raise funds for our specialist care

Dr Kirsty Durley is taking on the 53-mile 'Race to the King' endurance challenge this June to raise much-needed funds for Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice, where she works.

Sisters Abi and Georgie

“You don’t know what Sue Ryder do until you need them.” Sisters take on trek challenge in memory of their mum and aunt

Sisters Abi and Georgie are taking part in the 100km Cotswold Way Challenge this June in tribute to another pair of sisters – their mum and aunt – who both received expert palliative care and support from Sue Ryder in their final days.

The Shutt Siblings in their Sue Ryder running gear, ready for the Cheltenham Half Marathon

Fab five fundraisers take on Cheltenham Half in memory of mum

Four siblings and one of their partners are gearing up to take on a charity run for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice later this year, in memory of their much loved mum, Andrea, who died in November following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Jennie and Dom, sitting and smiling together at a restaurant

“It was helpful to go back through all our times together and contribute something in Dom’s memory”

Jennie Hanbidge’s husband Dom died at home on October 17, 2020, aged just 48 after being diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer only a few months earlier. As the family were supported by the community team at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice during Dom’s illness, Jennie set up an Incredible Memories Fund enabling those who knew him to share memories and raise over £6,000 for the hospice.