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Sell out exhibition raises £12,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Carolyn White’s Retrospective Exhibition at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms sold a record 115 paintings in aid of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Cheltenham earlier this month, resulting in a £12,000 donation to the Gloucestershire hospice.

What to expect when someone important to you is dying

Today the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is publishing a guide that helps prepare people on what to expect when someone is dying.

An open letter to the person who burgled our Cheltenham charity shop

We often wonder what sort of person steals from a charity...

Sue Ryder nominated as Morrisons charity partner for Great Run Series

Sue Ryder has been nominated charity partner of the UK’s biggest mass participation running series by Morrisons, the new title sponsor of the Great Run Series – which includes one of the world’s most iconic road running events, the Great North Run.

Talking about "a good death" on BBC Radio 4

On Saturday 3 January, two Nurses from our Nettlebed Hospice were visited by the BBC. They were interviewed by Paddy O’Connell for his Broadcasting House programme to talk about a very topical conversation taking place at the moment, following Dr Richard Smith's blog in the British Medical Journal. His blog has created a lot of conversation - stating that Cancer "is the best way to die" - and his blog has recently received a lot of coverage in the media. 

Stephen Lock shares his story

Stephen very kindly agreed to let us share his family’s experiences to help us talk about the importance of access to expert 24 hour support, and to campaign about how important this is to people who are dying, their family and their carers. He also spoke at the Parliamentary launch of our campaign.

Midnight walk for Sue Ryder

Oliver took part in our Starlight Hike at St John's Hospice. He's kindly written about the experience.

Guest blog: Therapeutic storytelling in early years bereavement

Author Amanda Seyderhelm discusses therapeutic storytelling, which uses metaphor to help bring about healing change in traumatic circumstances such as loss and bereavement, helping children to process their traumatic emotions and feelings through characters in a story.

What you should never say to someone who has been bereaved

Everyone has a unique experience when someone close to them has died, and each person finds their own way through their feelings.  As well as sadness and pain, there are also feelings of guilt, anger, resentment and confusion, and often a reassessment of the past or uncertainty about the future.

How volunteering has helped me

In this post, volunteer Emily shares how volunteering has helped her to transform her life.