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All of the latest news and blogs from Sue Ryder, where you'll find healthcare, fundraising, policy and volunteering stories from across the charity.

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Volunteers’ Week 2022: what befriending means to me

For Volunteers’ Week 2022, we shine a light on Cathy, one of our incredible befriending volunteers who has supported Dot after her lung cancer diagnosis. Read about their relationship and what the service means to them.

Men and grief: understanding and supporting a grieving man

If you want to better understand how men grieve, or are looking for ways to support a man close to you with their bereavement, such as your husband, boyfriend or friend, read on as we explore male behaviours in grief in more detail.

Being welcomed and supported as part of the Sue Ryder retail team

Izzy, 19, has just started working with Sue Ryder as a member of Retail Bank Staff. She started volunteering with Sue Ryder as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, and enjoyed it so much she didn’t want to leave! Izzy is autistic, and found that Sue Ryder was a really welcoming environment for her when looking for employment.

40 years of volunteering - celebrating three of our long service volunteers

Meet Sheila, Glenda and Denise, three retail volunteers at our Ramsey shop who between them have given over 40 years of dedicated service to Sue Ryder.

New research shows that remembrance events like Sue Ryder's Walk to Remember help the public to grieve

New research from Sue Ryder has found that over half of the British public think that remembrance events, such as our Walk to Remember, help them grieve.

The pathway to employment: celebrating volunteer progression at the Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop

Carol, Mark, Louise and Jacqui have all gone from volunteers to paid members of staff at our Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop. They discuss their reasons for joining Sue Ryder as volunteers and their personal journeys towards their current retail roles.

Volunteers’ Week 2021: Becoming a Sue Ryder volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic

When she was made redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sharon decided to embrace her love of charity shops and start a new volunteering journey at the Sue Ryder Maidstone shop.

Volunteers’ Week 2021: Bike workshop volunteers achieve fundraising milestone for Sue Ryder

Over the past three years, volunteers from Her Majesty’s Prisons have raised over £200,000 by repairing bikes to be sold at our Sue Ryder charity shops across the UK.

“I just love the patient-centred care that we're able to offer. Where else would you get to make this kind of difference?”

Senior Nursing Assistant Melissa has worked in palliative and end-of-life care for eight years and has been part of the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court ‘Hospice at Home’ team for the last four. She talks about her experiences of supporting patients and their families at home through the toughest times.

Update - Sue Ryder charity shops now closed due to latest UK lockdown

In line with the latest Government announcement, Sue Ryder charity shops in the UK are now closed until further notice.

Volunteers’ Week 2022: what befriending means to me

For Volunteers’ Week 2022, we shine a light on Cathy, one of our incredible befriending volunteers who has supported Dot after her lung cancer diagnosis. Read about their relationship and what the service means to them.

Men and grief: understanding and supporting a grieving man

If you want to better understand how men grieve, or are looking for ways to support a man close to you with their bereavement, such as your husband, boyfriend or friend, read on as we explore male behaviours in grief in more detail.

Being welcomed and supported as part of the Sue Ryder retail team

Izzy, 19, has just started working with Sue Ryder as a member of Retail Bank Staff. She started volunteering with Sue Ryder as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, and enjoyed it so much she didn’t want to leave! Izzy is autistic, and found that Sue Ryder was a really welcoming environment for her when looking for employment.

40 years of volunteering - celebrating three of our long service volunteers

Meet Sheila, Glenda and Denise, three retail volunteers at our Ramsey shop who between them have given over 40 years of dedicated service to Sue Ryder.

New research shows that remembrance events like Sue Ryder's Walk to Remember help the public to grieve

New research from Sue Ryder has found that over half of the British public think that remembrance events, such as our Walk to Remember, help them grieve.

The pathway to employment: celebrating volunteer progression at the Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop

Carol, Mark, Louise and Jacqui have all gone from volunteers to paid members of staff at our Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop. They discuss their reasons for joining Sue Ryder as volunteers and their personal journeys towards their current retail roles.

Volunteers’ Week 2021: Becoming a Sue Ryder volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic

When she was made redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sharon decided to embrace her love of charity shops and start a new volunteering journey at the Sue Ryder Maidstone shop.

Volunteers’ Week 2021: Bike workshop volunteers achieve fundraising milestone for Sue Ryder

Over the past three years, volunteers from Her Majesty’s Prisons have raised over £200,000 by repairing bikes to be sold at our Sue Ryder charity shops across the UK.

“I just love the patient-centred care that we're able to offer. Where else would you get to make this kind of difference?”

Senior Nursing Assistant Melissa has worked in palliative and end-of-life care for eight years and has been part of the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court ‘Hospice at Home’ team for the last four. She talks about her experiences of supporting patients and their families at home through the toughest times.

Update - Sue Ryder charity shops now closed due to latest UK lockdown

In line with the latest Government announcement, Sue Ryder charity shops in the UK are now closed until further notice.