Beth Singleton and Tracy Hannam are currently volunteering with the Palliative Rehabilitation Team at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, using Zoom to speak to patients and record their life stories.
Alison Hilken is a long-term supporter of Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice and has been volunteering at the hospice for the last 12 years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic she's unable to carry out her normal role supporting day therapy patients, so has become a telephone befriender.
Meet some of our green-fingered volunteer gardeners who help to keep our grounds safe, tidy and looking lovely for patients and staff at Sue Ryder Manorlands and Thorpe Hall Hospices.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering and a chance to say a big thank you. Niamh shares her story as as new virtual volunteer who is supporting our existing retail volunteers while in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus lockdown has had a big impact on how we experience grief and bereavement. It can be distressing to see a loved one struggling with grief and not be able to offer comfort or practical support. You can still support the people you care about from afar and we spoke to Felicity, Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Counsellor, to find out how.
Sheila Hancock CBE sends message of support to those who are grieving as Sue Ryder sees surge in need for its bereavement support amidst coronavirus turmoil
Sue Ryder supporter and actress, Sheila Hancock CBE, sends a video message of support to those who are grieving in lockdown as Sue Ryder sees a surge in need for its bereavement support amidst coronavirus turmoil.
Sue Ryder supporters Sheila Hancock and Lisa Riley offer their messages of support to those grieving in coronavirus lockdown
Sue Ryder supporters Sheila Hancock CBE and Lisa Riley sent messages of support to people who are grieving during the coronavirus lockdown, as the total UK death toll from coronavirus reaches over 44,000 and over an estimated 220,000 people are currently grieving in lockdown.
If you aren’t able to visit someone near the end of their life, it can be very distressing to feel that you don’t have the chance to say goodbye. Felicity, Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Counsellor, has shared some things that you can try to reach out to them and to help you cope.
Staff from Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope are attempting to cycle 352 km of the Great Wall of China in a bid to raise vital funds.
Meet Danielle Gregory, Ward Manager at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading. Danielle, who has worked at the hospice for 14 years, leads a team of Sue Ryder Nurses and staff in the hospice’s 15-bed inpatient unit. Here, she tells us about her role and why she loves what she does.