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Two hands together

Reflecting on the benefits of becoming a Sue Ryder befriending volunteer

Stella joined Sue Ryder as a befriending volunteer in South Oxfordshire in 2018. Like many volunteers across the UK, this year she had to pause her volunteering role temporarily to limit the spread of coronavirus. She reflects on her favourite memories as a befriender and shares how she's continued supporting her local community during the pandemic.

Louise, a volunteer at our Abbeydale shop, outside the front shop window

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.

Nicola, a Sue Ryder Nursing Assistant

“When my brother was at Wheatfields it made me realise what a lovely job palliative care is - to provide that reassurance for patients and families in their final weeks”

When Nicola was hospitalised with COVID-19 a few weeks after the death of her brother at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, it was life-changing. After recuperating at home, Nicola saw an advert for Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and decided to fulfil a long-held ambition to work in palliative care.

Sue Ryder Hospice Nurse in PPE

Sue Ryder holds parliamentary roundtable on the future of funding for the hospice sector

On 16th June, Sue Ryder and Barbara Keeley MP hosted a roundtable with MPs and hospice charities discussing the funding challenges facing the sector.

The Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice sewing group with their handmade banner

Volunteers' Week 2021: “Sewing is a way we can help the hospice and make a difference”

A team of volunteer super stitchers have put their skills to good use to support Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, creating many handmade items for residents, their families and Sue Ryder staff.

Stella, a Sue Ryder befriending volunteer

Volunteers' Week 2021: From supporting staff to connecting with families

After supporting staff wellbeing as a volunteer at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry, Stella is now a befriending volunteer there and runs a monthly peer-to-peer support group for parents of people affected by an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

Sharon, a Sue Ryder retail volunteer in our Maidstone shop

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.

Bikes and work benches in the HMP bike workshop

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.

Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care

The new Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care

Dr Paul Perkins, Chief Medical Director at Sue Ryder and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, talks about the latest Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care, and how the important principles of person-centred care are embodied in the support we provide at Sue Ryder.

70% is the required funding level for hospices to continue caring

Hospice sector under threat amid increasing demand for palliative care

Sue Ryder marks Dying Matters Week by calling on the government to end the funding crisis facing the palliative care sector.