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Sue Ryder Nurse, Nicola Fountain

“Every day counts – it is a cliché, but it is true. It is rewarding helping patients to get the best care they deserve”

When a Sue Ryder Nurse role came up at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in 2017, Nicola seized the opportunity. Since then, she has become a valued member of the hospice’s inpatient unit team, supporting and caring for people with life-limiting conditions.

Image of Patricia Gibson MP in a video for Sue Ryder's bereavement leave for all campaign

“Bereavement is not a holiday”: MPs and public figures show support for bereavement leave

A coalition of MPs, businesses and charities have backed Sue Ryder's campaign for statutory bereavement leave in a powerful new video.

Claire White, Occupational Therapy Team Lead

Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice's new virtual therapy course helps the team reach and support more people

Claire White is the Occupational Therapy Team Lead at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She talks about the role of her team and the virtual course they introduced to provide patients with self-management help and advice during the pandemic, which has revealed a new way to support people at home.

The Shutt Siblings in their Sue Ryder running gear, ready for the Cheltenham Half Marathon

Fab five fundraisers take on Cheltenham Half in memory of mum

Four siblings and one of their partners are gearing up to take on a charity run for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice later this year, in memory of their much loved mum, Andrea, who died in November following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

The Sue Ryder Ambassadog judges

Sue Ryder searches for their next Ambassadogs to help support patients

Sue Ryder has partnered with Pets As Therapy to launch a nationwide search for the paw-fect canine companions to carry out important duties and provide support for patients at their neurological care centres, hospices and palliative care hubs across the UK.

Jennie and Dom, sitting and smiling together at a restaurant

“It was helpful to go back through all our times together and contribute something in Dom’s memory”

Jennie Hanbidge’s husband Dom died at home on October 17, 2020, aged just 48 after being diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer only a few months earlier. As the family were supported by the community team at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice during Dom’s illness, Jennie set up an Incredible Memories Fund enabling those who knew him to share memories and raise over £6,000 for the hospice.

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Director Elise Hoadley speaks to Kohler Mira associates

Pandemic impact sees Kohler Mira extend charity partnership with Sue Ryder

The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Sue Ryder has led Cheltenham-based Kohler Mira to extend its charity partnership for a second year running, hoping to raise an ambitious £100,000.

Johanna, an Online Bereavement Community volunteer for Sue Ryder

Meet our Online Bereavement Community volunteer, Johanna

As increasing numbers of people have turned to the Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Community to help with their grief, Johanna shares her experience of volunteering online to help to provide crucial support through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as reflecting on some highlights and biggest learnings from her first year in the role.

A grieving man with his head in his hands

Grieving for a public figure

When a public figure dies, the news can elicit a range of emotions. You may feel a sense of loss if you admired them, but you might also feel indifferent. If you've struggled with a bereavement, their death may bring feelings of grief to the surface again. The important thing, says our Head of Bereavement, Bianca Neumann, is that we should respect that everyone will feel differently.

The Duchess of Kent garden, with trees and flowers in full bloom all around

“Chaplaincy is about ensuring that people are flourishing on a daily basis when receiving palliative care”

Reverend Vanessa Appleton is the Chaplain at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She talks about providing spiritual support to patients, families, carers and staff in Berkshire during the pandemic.