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Glenn family fundraise in memory of Carole

Glenn family raise £24K for Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of Carole

A Sue Ryder neurological resident in her room

Is the health system working for people with neurological conditions?

On the day of the launch of Going the Distance 2, a joint report by Sue Ryder and the Neurological Alliance. Duncan Lugton, our Policy and Public Affairs Manager for England, summarises its findings.

Our Manorlands Hospice bereavement drop-in service celebrates its first anniversary

The bereavement drop-in service at our Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice has recently celebrated its first anniversary.

Knitting Banksy's crafty mystery message of thanks

Patients, families, volunteers and staff at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice received a wonderful surprise at the beginning of June when they arrived at the hospice one morning to find a tree in the centre of the grounds mysteriously yarn bombed with knitted creations and messages of thanks.

The podcasts that helped me through my Nan’s death

How would you deal with the news that someone you loved was dying? Here, our Digital Officer Laura shares what helped her come to terms with her Nan’s terminal illness, and cope after she was gone.

Styling, social media and Sue Ryder

Jordan is a fresher at Nottingham Trent University studying fashion and a volunteer at our Sue Ryder Nottingham - Goosegate vintage and retro charity shop. Here, she blogs about her experience and how it will help her achieve her dream of working in retail marketing.

Shaun gives his time to hospice that cared for Mum

After Shaun Crosse's Mum Janet was cared for so wonderfully by our Thorpe Hall Hospice at Home team, he decided to take part in his local sponsored volunteering scheme to give something back.

Volunteer Cristina Tant.

“Making people feel good about themselves at such a difficult time is a privilege.”

Self-employed hairdresser Cristina Tant spends five hours a week volunteering at our Thorpe Hall Hospice. She is part of the centre's specially trained Get Creative team, who offer hospice patients the chance to get involved in arts and crafts, use the hospice’s iPads to complete puzzles or crosswords, visit the shop and take part in other activities.

Grandfather takes on Leckhampton's Ride for Ryder

"If I can do it, anyone can!" says 81-year-old taking on Ride for Ryder - The Sportive

What it's really like being in a hospice

Back in 2012, at the age of 38, Carl Denning was told he had pancreatic cancer and that the odds of survival were 5%. Now 43, he has managed to do the impossible and beat his cancer five times. At the end of May, he moved into our Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds. These are his words, taken from his own online diary entries.