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Jess Bacon and her dad

Why you should give bereavement counselling a try

“Initially, I thought no one could help me as no one could change what happened, but I’ve discovered that that isn't really the point of counselling at all.” Blogger Jess reflects on how, five years after her Dad’s death, counselling and therapy have helped her come to terms with her loss.

The Mayor of Cheltenham cuts the ribbon.

Donation from trust opens up more parts of Leckhampton Court Hospice to patients

Patients, families and visitors at our Gloucestershire-based Leckhampton Court Hospice are enjoying more parts of the historic building and grounds than ever before – all thanks to a charitable donation from The Charles Irving Trust.

An older man reading the online community on his smartphone

How our online community is supporting people when they need it most

We recently spoke to three of our online community members - Wynne, Barry and Debbie - about grief and how the community was there to support them when they needed it the most. These videos tell their stories.

Allestree Shop Supervisor Elizabeth Meakin working hard

"Volunteering at the shop made me feel accepted and useful"

Having recently moved to the Derby area, Elizabeth Meakin found that volunteering at her local Sue Ryder charity shop was the perfect way not only to meet people and boost her confidence but change her career.

Joe FitzPatrick MSP exploring the virtual jungle pursued by gorillas

MSPs try our virtual reality therapy in the Scottish Parliament

Following a successful pilot with residents at Sue Ryder Dee View Court, we are now rolling out the use of virtual reality as a form of mood-boosting therapy across all of our neurological care centres.

Leckhampton hospice at home team

Help us fulfil families’ final wishes

Become part of the Hospice at Home team at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court and help give more care to more people - people like Jacky and Ken, who prefer to receive expert and compassionate palliative care at home.

Photo of the Sue Ryder Reading Dragon Boat team

Showing some Dragon spirit for Sue Ryder

Members of Sue Ryder’s West Berkshire Community Team recently competed in the Reading Dragon Boat Race Festival, raising over £700 for our palliative, neurological and bereavement support. Jan Bell, Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse shares her experience.

Belinda and John on their wedding day at Manorlands Hospice

"I ran the Yorkshire Marathon because everyone should be more John”

Belinda took on the Yorkshire Marathon, alongside ten other Team Incredible runners, in support of our Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope. In her own words, Belinda explains why running for Manorlands meant so much to her.

Image of Sue Ryder supporter, John, with his bicycle

“Tou de Lou” – the mega memory ride for my mum, Lou

In April 2018, Chris' mum Lou was diagnosed with late stage cancer. The Palliative Care team at Sue Ryder Nettlebed made her feel safe, comfortable and able to live life to the fullest and Chris wanted to give something back, so he took on an epic 220 mile bike ride.

Tracy shows off her medal

"I went from couch to 10K in memory of my sister, Denise"

Tracy completed her first ever 10K a few weeks ago to raise funds for our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, here she talks about why she ran and what finishing the race meant to her.