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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.

Volunteers’ Week 2022: the joy and value of music therapy

For Volunteers' Week we celebrate the contributions of our amazing volunteers across Sue Ryder. Here, we shine a light on Caroline, who helps provide music therapy sessions and other support for residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.

Meet volunteer Lynn and her Pets as Therapy dog Quito

Sue Ryder volunteer, Lynn, talks about deciding to register her furry four-legged companion, Quito, as a Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog and how he is bringing comfort, companionship and joy to patients at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire.

A year in the life of a complementary therapist

Helen is Complementary Therapist Lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. She gives an insight into what complementary therapies are, how they help people receiving care at our hospices and the challenges the team has faced over the last year.

Jane and Sean on the power of befriending

Jane currently receives care and support from Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and was matched with Sean through their volunteer befriending scheme in 2020. They talk about the friendship they've created and how befriending has had a profound impact on their lives.

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.

Lisa Riley and Richard Arnold announced as new Sue Ryder Ambassadors

Actress Lisa Riley and TV presenter Richard Arnold have announced their new roles as official Sue Ryder Ambassadors for the national bereavement, palliative and neurological support charity.

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Looking past the diagnosis to find what's meaningful

Emma is Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe's first ever Occupational Therapist. At just 26 years old, Emma is responsible for establishing the centre’s approach to embedding new interventions for patients. Emma only joined the team in September of this year, but has worked quickly to develop new ways of working.

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Truly person-centred neurological care that makes a big change

Kate is Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire. She joined Sue Ryder in March 2021, after her peers had recommended the service to her, due to its innovative approach. During Occupational Therapy Week, Kate tells us what this celebration means to her, what she enjoys most about her role and what a typical day looks like.

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.

Volunteers’ Week 2022: the joy and value of music therapy

For Volunteers' Week we celebrate the contributions of our amazing volunteers across Sue Ryder. Here, we shine a light on Caroline, who helps provide music therapy sessions and other support for residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.

Meet volunteer Lynn and her Pets as Therapy dog Quito

Sue Ryder volunteer, Lynn, talks about deciding to register her furry four-legged companion, Quito, as a Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog and how he is bringing comfort, companionship and joy to patients at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire.

A year in the life of a complementary therapist

Helen is Complementary Therapist Lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. She gives an insight into what complementary therapies are, how they help people receiving care at our hospices and the challenges the team has faced over the last year.

Jane and Sean on the power of befriending

Jane currently receives care and support from Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and was matched with Sean through their volunteer befriending scheme in 2020. They talk about the friendship they've created and how befriending has had a profound impact on their lives.

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.

Lisa Riley and Richard Arnold announced as new Sue Ryder Ambassadors

Actress Lisa Riley and TV presenter Richard Arnold have announced their new roles as official Sue Ryder Ambassadors for the national bereavement, palliative and neurological support charity.

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Looking past the diagnosis to find what's meaningful

Emma is Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe's first ever Occupational Therapist. At just 26 years old, Emma is responsible for establishing the centre’s approach to embedding new interventions for patients. Emma only joined the team in September of this year, but has worked quickly to develop new ways of working.

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Truly person-centred neurological care that makes a big change

Kate is Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire. She joined Sue Ryder in March 2021, after her peers had recommended the service to her, due to its innovative approach. During Occupational Therapy Week, Kate tells us what this celebration means to her, what she enjoys most about her role and what a typical day looks like.