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An artist's render of how the main atrium of the Neurological Care Centre Lancashire will look

Positive first steps for our new Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Earlier this month, we held our first engagement event ahead of the move from Cuerden Hall to our new Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.

Tony with his late wife Maggie

"It was a great way for the whole family to see the funds being raised in Maggie's memory, and share photos and memories of her."

Maggie King was cared for at our Thorpe Hall Hospice, where she'd spent so many years volunteering, before she died in August 2018. Since then, Tony and his family have set up an Incredible Memories Fund: an online page where they can share special photos and thoughts, and donations can be made in Maggie’s memory.

A patient receiving a head massage

“Patients tell me complementary therapy gives them a ‘holiday from pain’.”

Elaine Carpenter is Complementary Therapies Coordinator at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, leading a team of nine volunteers offering a wide range of complementary therapies to outpatients, inpatients, day hospice patients, carers and relatives. In this blog post, Elaine gives an insight into what complementary therapies are and how they help people at the hospice.

Leckhampton Court Hospice at Home Lead Emma Wright speaks to a patient

“We go in and we let families be families again.”

“We bring hospice care into people’s homes – and it’s a true privilege.” These are the words of Emma Wright, Clinical Lead of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Hospice at Home team, who gives us an insight into what her job involves as part of our summer appeal.

Carers at St John's attending the Carers' Thursday support group

Inspiring Bedfordshire carers celebrate second anniversary

A support group for carers in Bedfordshire has marked its second anniversary with a special celebration and plenty of cake. Carers’ Thursday, which is run by staff and volunteers from Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice and Carers in Bedfordshire, aims to give carers a ‘listening ear' and the chance to chat with others in a similar situation.

Julie O'Connor volunteering at Leckhampton Court Ride for Ryder

"Sue Ryder enabled my husband Steve to have his last wish."

After Julie O’Connor’s husband was cared for by Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, she started volunteering in any way she could to give something back. This is her story.

Chica pet therapy

A shout-out to the therapy dogs of Sue Ryder (and an alpaca too)

To round off National Volunteers’ Week, we want to celebrate the furry, four-legged volunteers who work so hard to brighten the days of our patients, residents and families – not forgetting their humans!

Sue Ryder Nurses holding the Sue Ryder logo ready to take on the Dragon Boat Race 2019

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall staff will make waves to raise funds for families needing our care

Big-hearted staff at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice are taking to the water on Saturday 8th June to compete in the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival, for which the hospice is charity partner.

A cartoon drawn by Hands of a Ride for Ryder cyclist

“As volunteers, our reward is to see and share those golden moments of laughter and pride with our patients.”

Hans Hanagarth has volunteered in the Art Room at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice’s Day Hospice for ten years. A creative cartoonist, Hans volunteers his time and skills to teach patients painting, crafts and drawing. This is his story.

Jase working at the till.

"I will never leave Sue Ryder as they are an amazing charity to volunteer for!"

We rely on our wonderful charity shop volunteers to help sort donations, price stock, manage the till and support customers. Jason talks to us about his experience volunteering in our Brigg shop in North Lincolnshire for the last eight years.