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Caroline Gratrix and her father, Sam

“What I remember so vividly about that time is the level of care at the hospice, it was phenomenal.”

When her father Sam passed away in April 2017, Caroline Gratrix pledged to raise £10,000 for Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading where he was cared for during his final few days. After only three years of fundraising, she exceeded her target using her photography skills.

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Letter to the Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce

Letter from Sue Ryder CEO, Heidi Travis, to David Pearson of the Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce regarding access to testing and PPE for our hospice services.

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Letter to the Health Secretary on extending bereavement support

Cross-party letter to the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, regarding our call for bereavement support bubbles in the case of further coronavirus lockdowns.

Sir Geoff Hurst, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice's first ever Ambassador

Footballing legend Sir Geoff Hurst becomes Ambassador for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sir Geoff Hurst, former England footballer and World Cup winner, has been appointed as Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice's very first Ambassador.

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Bereaved people claim lockdown deaths became ‘just a statistic’

We are marking six months since the first recorded death from coronavirus in the UK by calling on government to permit ‘bereavement support bubbles’.

Sue Ryder Keighley shop staff with local MP Robbie Moore, outside the new charity shop

New Sue Ryder charity shop comes to Keighley

This Friday 4th September, Sue Ryder will open a brand new charity shop in Alston Retail Park in Keighley for shoppers looking for a more budget-friendly and sustainable way to shop while supporting the local Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

Jo Langley's grandchildren Thea, Lila, Molly and Wilf

Jo Langley's family walk in her memory and give back to Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub

In August, Thea, Lila, Molly and Wilf walked with their families in memory of their grandmother, Jo Langley, and raised crucial funds for Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub, whose Hospice at Home team recently cared for Jo.

Image of Sue Ryder retail staff standing outside the Sue Ryder Kings Lynn furniture shop with the Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk

Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk visits Sue Ryder in Kings Lynn

The Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, Melinda Raker, paid a visit to the Sue Ryder shop in Kings Lynn on Wednesday 26 August to say thank you to the staff and volunteers working hard to raise funds for the vital palliative, neurological and bereavement support provided by the charity.

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Annie Lennox sings for staff at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court

Scottish singer and songwriter, Annie Lennox sang an excerpt of the Eurythmics song, 'There Must Be An Angel', to thank the Sue Ryder Nurses and support staff at the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court, in Aberdeen.

Neil, Sue Ryder Leckhampton's Senior Nursing Assistant, in front of the hospice

Senior Nursing Assistant dusts off his trainers to take on virtual 10k for Sue Ryder

Neil Annis, a Senior Nursing Assistant at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, is lacing up his trainers and taking on a virtual 10k this September to help support the services he’s played a crucial role in delivering for Leckhampton since 2009.