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Actress Lisa Riley

Grief Kind podcast episode one with Lisa Riley

In the first instalment of our new Grief Kind podcast, Clover Stroud speaks to BAFTA-winning actress and television presenter Lisa Riley about her mum, Cath, who died in Lisa’s arms from pancreatic cancer.

Volunteer Judy is pictured receiving a prestigious award for her long-standing contribution

Tea-rific volunteer Judy marks 30 years of service at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

This Hospice Care Week, we are sharing the story of inspirational volunteer Judy who has raised many thousands of pounds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and is celebrating three decades of loyal service.

Sir Geoff Hurst, the first celebrity ambassador for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sue Ryder Ambassador Sir Geoff Hurst shares his support for Walk to Remember

Former England footballer, World Cup winner and Sue Ryder Ambassador, Sir Geoff Hurst, is encouraging supporters to join Walk to Remember this year.

Image of Ryan Hearn and two of his support team along The Cotswold Way

Running the Cotswold Way in 24 hours for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice

After his mum was cared for at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, Ryan Hearn decided to take on his own challenge - to run 102 miles in 24 hours and fundraise to show his support for the expert care his mum received.

Student Nurse Anne-Marie

“If anyone said to me they weren’t sure about a hospice placement, I would really encourage them to just go for it”

Anne-Marie Howarth is a student nurse at The University of Bradford. Here, she shares her experience of a 12-week placement at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, and how it changed her perception of palliative care.

Sue Ryder Nurse Lisa Alvey

“Our patients are at the centre of the care we deliver and their wishes are paramount”

Sue Ryder Nurse Lisa Alvey works in the community team at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, delivering expert care and support to patients at home. Here, she talks about the essential aspect of expert symptom management in palliative care.

Two walkers on their Walk to Remember route through the forest

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.

Volunteer Paul Scott doing some gardening in the hospice grounds

“When I’ve given patients and families my time and energy I always come away feeling good about myself”

Paul from Leeds has been a volunteer at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice for almost a decade, where he has a deeply personal connection. He is sharing his story in the hope of encouraging more people to consider volunteering for Sue Ryder.

Alex and Alice during their climb to Ben Nevis

Feeling on top of the world – newly-wed couple climb Ben Nevis in support of Sue Ryder hospice

A newly-wed pair of hiking heroes have started their married life together by scaling the UK’s highest mountain, raising crucial funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

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.