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Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre

We understand that visiting is loved ones is crucial to the health and wellbeing of all our patients and clients, and the safety of the people in our care remains of paramount importance.

Dr. Rima Makarem, Sue Ryder's Chair of Trustees

Dr Rima Makarem announced as Sue Ryder's new Chair of Trustees

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Rima Makarem as our new Chair of Trustees at Sue Ryder.

Two hands together

Reflecting on the benefits of becoming a Sue Ryder befriending volunteer

Stella joined Sue Ryder as a befriending volunteer in South Oxfordshire in 2018. Like many volunteers across the UK, this year she had to pause her volunteering role temporarily to limit the spread of coronavirus. She reflects on her favourite memories as a befriender and shares how she's continued supporting her local community during the pandemic.

Louise, a volunteer at our Abbeydale shop, outside the front shop window

The pathway to employment: celebrating volunteer progression at the Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop

Carol, Mark, Louise and Jacqui have all gone from volunteers to paid members of staff at our Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop. They discuss their reasons for joining Sue Ryder as volunteers and their personal journeys towards their current retail roles.

Duncan and his sister Catriona

“We cannot praise the staff enough for the care shown, not only to Duncan, but to us, the relatives”

Duncan, 52, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his twenties and lived with his parents, until moving into Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court in January 2020. Weeks later, the country went into lockdown. Here, Duncan’s sister Catriona details how Sue Ryder staff provided much-needed reassurance.

Karen, who has used Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall's virtual day services

“After every session I feel refreshed and happy”

Karen has osteoarthritis and being in a wheelchair, needs support from carers. She talks about attending Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice’s eight week Virtual Day Services programme, which includes quizzes, discussion groups, writing for wellbeing and art.

The Sue Ryder Ambassadog judges

Announcing our first paw-fect Ambassadog winners

In partnership with Pets As Therapy, the fur-bulous Ambassasdogs will carry out important duties at each of Sue Ryder’s neurological care centres, hospices, and palliative care hubs across the UK. The four-legged friends awarded the title of Ambassadog, will work with Sue Ryder to spread love and support to those who need it most. 

Tony crossing the finish line at John O'Groats

Tony walks the length of Britain for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

70-year-old Tony Hennigan has celebrated his milestone birthday by walking from Land's End to John O'Groats - for the third time - to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. He completed the 1,000-mile walk in 56 days, raising over £15,000.

Hannah, wearing some number '40' glasses

Sue Ryder Nurse takes on double fundraising challenge to mark her 40th birthday

Nurse Hannah Wilson is marking her 40th birthday by taking on not just one, but two tough fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder. Hannah, who celebrated her birthday in April, took the plunge in the Great North Swim in June and plans to follow that by competing in the 40th Great North Run in September.

Molly, in the swimming pool during training

“I know that Manorlands is going to be there for me through my whole journey” Molly takes on her final fundraiser to support Sue Ryder's care

Inspirational Molly Fuchs is attempting to swim 100 miles for charity despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer. Molly, 56, is supported by the expert community team at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and will be raising vital funds for the hospice with her ‘final fundraiser’.