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Henry taking on the Reading Half in 2017

Zero to hero in six weeks: Henry's half marathon challenge

Can you really go from couch to half marathon in 39 days? Our Events Fundraiser and Team Incredible Captain Henry Fleming is attempting just that – despite not having even touched his trainers in months... Join him as he starts his training for the Royal Parks Half next month.

Team Lyds during a training session at their local park

Team Lyds take on Great North Run in memory of Mum

Lydia Peel was just 40 years old when she lost her battle against cancer. Family and friends are running in her memory to support our Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, who looked after beloved Lydia in her final days.

Hope, love, running and cancer

Anne took on the 2018 London Marathon for Sue Ryder. Here, she explains the motivation behind her fundraising and reflects on how terminal illnesses such as cancer touch all our lives.

Participants at this year's Reading Colour Rush

Wokingham Day Hospice nurses take on Reading Colour Rush

On Sunday 12th August, our Wokingham Day Hospice nurses, volunteers and local families took part in the Reading Colour Rush for Sue Ryder.

EY team take on the second Great Aberdeen Run for Sue Ryder

Supporting our Dee View Capital Appeal, a team from EY in Aberdeen will be a part of our 30-strong team in the Great Aberdeen Run.

Vote for widow Clare to become JustGiving’s Creative Fundraiser of the Year

51-year-old Gloucester widow Clare Young is one of three to be shortlisted in the 2018 JustGiving Awards, for the title of Creative Fundraiser of the Year, as a result of her hard work creating the Work of Heart Garden in memory of her late husband, Ken.

New research finds younger generations can’t avoid bereavement – and are in need of extra support when they are grieving

New research from Co-op Funeralcare busts the myth that bereavement is ‘just an older person’s issue’, and finds that younger generations are having particular challenges dealing with grief, writes Duncan Lugton.

“I lost my hero two weeks before my wedding day”

Vicky de Burton’s father sadly died just a fortnight before her big day. Here, she tells the story of his battle with cancer, how our Duchess of Kent Hospice team in Reading helped him remain at home with their family and the event she is organising to say thank you.

Meet our Great Aberdeen Runners

With less than a week to go until hundreds of runners pound the streets of the Granite City during the second Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 26th August, a band of 30 hardy runners are gearing up to take part for Sue Ryder to raise funds for our Dee View Appeal.

Flying solo: are you a grey goose or a crippled plane?

What does it really mean to "fly on alone without a mate for the rest of our lives"? While spending his summer in a holiday cottage with just his dog Ginny for company, blogger Richard Littledale reflects on a reflects on a favourite book of his and his late wife, who died last year – and how the story of your grief is not always under your control.