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Wood employees holding the Dee View Appeal sign

Aberdeen energy giant raises £120,000 for Sue Ryder Dee View Court Appeal

Aberdeen-based teams of global engineering and consulting company, Wood, announced that a grand total of £120,000 has been raised for Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court, smashing its original £100,000 target to help fund the centre's expansion.

Sue Ryder St John's Hospice Domestic Supervisor Mary-Ann

“We have a job to do, but if a patient needs something we’re always there”

Keeping hospices clean and infection free is vital at any time, let alone during a pandemic. At Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, the tireless dedication of its domestic team has helped the hospice remain safe and welcoming. Here, Housekeeping Supervisor Mary-Ann Golding shares her experiences.

A client using the virtual reality therapy headset at The Chantry.

“I could hear the crackling of a fire as I looked up to the skies” Our Virtual Reality Therapy

Clients who are supported at our neurological care centres benefit from a range of therapies to help them on their recovery journey. Virtual Reality Therapy has now been rolled out across our four centres and here, clients share their personal experiences.

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Nursing Assistant, Maria Griffin, in PPE

Year of the Nurse: Meet Maria Griffin, Nursing Assistant at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Nursing Assistant, Maria Griffin, has been working tirelessly throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our 'We can't stop' campaign, she shares her experience of working at the hospice during these unprecedented times.

Joanna sat at her desk in her office.

Year of the Nurse: “The best part of my job is the satisfaction you get from being able to make a difference”

Joanna Longden, Community Services Manager at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, looks back at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and describes how her team had to quickly adapt to new ways of working in order to support patients out in the community.

A person sitting by a window in their living room

“Even the very best of times can have a tinge of sadness” Sue Ryder Counsellor Felicity offers advice on coping with grief over Christmas

Felicity Ward, Counsellor for Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Counselling service, gives her advice for people grieving at Christmas, the complex emotions which can arise during such a time of togetherness, and how their family and friends can provide support over the festive period.

A lady alone at home by a window, during Christmas

“It is OK to feel the way you do” Sue Ryder Counsellor Shane's advice for grieving at Christmas

Shane Smith, Counsellor for Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Counselling service, offers his advice for those grieving at Christmas who might be concerned about being with others or how they might feel at this time of year.

A Sue Ryder doctor wearing PPE

Sue Ryder forced to launch its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020

Sue Ryder is launching its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020. The charity is appealing to people across the country to support its urgent fundraising campaign ‘We can’t stop’ so it can continue to provide expert and compassionate end of life care.

Judie Allen volunteered at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice for 30 years

Tributes paid to Judie, a “remarkable” hospice volunteer of 30 years

Staff at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice have paid tribute to a well-loved volunteer, Judith ‘Judie’ Allen, who passed away in September. She dedicated her time and skills for 30 years and through her countless hours of volunteering, supporting and fundraising, helped to raise an astonishing £300,000.

Two people holding hands during a counselling session.

“Being able to talk and to have somewhere to share how they are feeling without judgement or fear could really help someone to cope”

Clova McCallum, a counsellor for Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Counselling service, talks here of problems people who have been bereaved experience in their workplace and gives advice for employers, colleagues and those who have lost someone.