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Tony with his late wife Maggie

"It was a great way for the whole family to see the funds being raised in Maggie's memory, and share photos and memories of her."

Maggie King was cared for at our Thorpe Hall Hospice, where she'd spent so many years volunteering, before she died in August 2018. Since then, Tony and his family have set up an Incredible Memories Fund: an online page where they can share special photos and thoughts, and donations can be made in Maggie’s memory.

Lead Receptionist Janet Burgess volunteering at St John's Hospice

“I volunteer in Mum’s memory to give something back for the wonderful care she received at St John’s.”

Volunteer receptionist Janet Burgess is the first person patients and visitors meet when they come to Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice. She has volunteered there for five years in memory of her mother Joyce, leading to her being shortlisted for a Volunteer of the Year Award.

The Lunn family

“My experience of Sue Ryder’s care has taken away my fear of dying.”

As part of our summer appeal, Val Lunn recounts how, in the space of a year, she lost her husband and son – and how Sue Ryder supported her family through the toughest time of her life.

Nilesh with his mother as a baby

“Grief is universal; it crosses all boundaries and is something that we will all share.”

Online Community member Nilesh Makwana recounts how losing his parents, Subhadra and Ramniklal, prompted him to join our online bereavement forum in 2017.

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall fundraising team

“The care my granddad received had a massive impact on my family so I’m giving something back.”

When Mitch Staff’s grandfather spent his last days at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in 2010, the care he received made a big impression on his 10-year-old grandson.

Bella the Pets as Therapy dog with a Sue Ryder Nurse

“Bella was born to be a Pets as Therapy dog”: meet Duchess of Kent Hospice’s four-legged volunteer

Pets can be a great support during illness and beyond – as volunteer Barry discovered when, following his wife Sarita’s death, he signed up their puppy Bella to become a certified Pets as Therapy dog.

Foodie fundraiser Gill Cameron

How my foodie passion was a recipe for fundraising success

Last year, Sue Ryder supporter Gill Cameron took her passion for food and travel, and combined it to create her very own foodie fundraiser in support of her local hospice, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court.

London Marathon runner Connie

"I'm conquering the London Marathon in memory of my biggest fan and partner in crime – my dad."

Meet part-time fitness instructor and personal trainer Connie Craddock, who is preparing to take on the London Marathon in support of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. In this blog post, Connie explains how she was inspired to run the 26.2 mile marathon for the fourth time after her dad was cared for at the hospice.

Sue Ryder London Marathon runner Chelsea with her beloved Granddad on her wedding day 546

"My grandad was a family man and exceptionally proud; he’ll be in my thoughts as I run."

St Neot’s-based HR Manager Chelsea Zwetsloot aged 29, secured herself a place in the London Marathon ballot and decided to run to raise funds for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in memory of her Grandad. Here’s her story.

London Marathon runner Joanna

"I am running the London Marathon to honour my mother’s memory and to celebrate her life."

On Sunday, Joanna Cook will run the London Marathon to celebrate her mother’s life and to say thank you to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. This is her story.