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A volunteer serving a customer in a Sue Ryder shop

The power of volunteering

Bluebell Smith, Volunteer Manager (Healthcare and Fundraising), discusses how volunteering has shaped her life, the friends she has made, the perspective gained, the enduring reminder this has given her of the kindness of others and the amazing work of our volunteers.

Paulette Vallois with a tinsel scarf and festive tea pot

Christmas Coffee Morning and Fayre at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

The volunteer-run monthly coffee morning will be a festive fundraising affair with a range of craft stalls, Christmas cards and gifts, a festive tombola and delicious cakes and festive treats to enjoy, in support of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

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National Grief Awareness Week: Let's open up to grief

This week sees the UK’s first ever National Grief Awareness Week, encouraging us all to #OpenUpToGrief and break the taboo around death and bereavement, for a more open discussion of a subject which affects us all at some time in our lives.

Inside Peterborough Cathedral, full of people under Christmas lights

Lights of Love 2019

A much-loved annual event, Lights of Love is an opportunity for you to gather with friends, family and our staff as we remember your loved ones and join together to sing some carols, with proceeds helping support our hospices.

A nurse and patient holding hands

'You as a human being can make a difference' Breaking the news of a terminal illness

When someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness, how do you break the news to them and their family? Dr Paul Perkins, Chief Medical Director, explains in his blog that there are no right or wrong answers, and it's the human connection which counts.

Grace Woodward - Sur Ryder's new Retail Ambassador

Grace Woodward appointed as Retail Ambassador for Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder has recently appointed fashion stylist and consultant Grace Woodward as Retail Ambassador to advise on its sustainable fashion and clothing offer for its national retail network.

St. John's Hospice Staff & Volunteers Celebrating Their 'Outstanding' Rating

Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission after a rigorous two day inspection of the hospice's expert palliative care services, including its palliative care hub, in September and October 2019.

Footballer Phil Jones in Manchester United strip

Man Utd star Phil Jones leads the famous faces donating to Sue Ryder auction in aid of new Neurological Care Centre in Lancashire

An array of Lancashire's famous faces from TV, sport and music have got behind Sue Ryder's latest fundraising appeal to raise funds for the new Neurological Care Centre in Lancashire.

A carer sitting down with the person they are looking after at home

How can an understanding of human rights help carers?

Today, on Carers Rights Day, our Human Rights Lead Jacqui Graves highlights the rights of carers looking after people with life-limiting conditions and how they can ensure their rights are respected and protected.

Helen and her running partner at Bedfordshire Running Festival

“I ran a 5k and 10k in one day in memory of my mum”

Helen Daniels took on two events in one day at Bedfordshire Running Festival, raising more than £1,000 for Sue Ryder St John’s hospice, whose Palliative Care Hub enabled her late mum Elizabeth to spend her final days at home with her family after she was taken ill on Christmas Day last year.

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Gloucestershire Nurse Joins The National Association for Hospice at Home

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire is delighted to announce its Hospice at Home Manager, Heather Mitchell, has joined the National Association for Hospice at Home (NAHH) as a Trustee.

Sue Ryder’s comment - Government’s response to health select committee report

Preth Rao, Assistant Director of Policy and Campaign at Sue Ryder said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment to improving end of life care, but we now need this to translate into firm plans that urgently address the great variation in the access and quality of care provision. Currently the end of life care you receive will depend on the condition you are suffering from and where you happen to live."

Sue Ryder Dee View Court awarded funding from The Big Lottery

Sue Ryder Dee View Court is delighted to have received a grant from Awards for All Scotland as National Lottery Funding of £9,980 to further improve the facilities for neurological rehabilitation at its purpose-built specialist centre in Aberdeen. This invaluable funding will be used to install a new purpose built rehabilitation kitchen at Dee View Court which will enhance and improve the independence and quality of life for service users.

Sell out exhibition raises £12,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Carolyn White’s Retrospective Exhibition at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms sold a record 115 paintings in aid of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cheltenham earlier this month, resulting in a £12,000 donation to the Gloucestershire hospice.

Sue Ryder nominated as Morrisons charity partner for Great Run Series

Sue Ryder has been nominated charity partner of the UK’s biggest mass participation running series by Morrisons, the new title sponsor of the Great Run Series – which includes one of the world’s most iconic road running events, the Great North Run.