"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.
To round off National Volunteers’ Week, we want to celebrate the furry, four-legged volunteers who work so hard to brighten the days of our patients, residents and families – not forgetting their humans!
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.
In her final blog post of the year, Elise Hoadley, Hospice Director at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, reflects on the past year and shares how her team has been working hard to open up the hospice to more people in Gloucestershire in 2018.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales brought smiles to the faces of patients and families being cared for by Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice on Friday 14th December during a special pre-Christmas visit.