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Helen Hopkins with late husband Dan and son George 546

"I want to show people that hospice care is for people of any age - no matter how young."

35-year-old Helen Hopkins has set up a fundraising group with a family focus in support of our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice to raise funds in memory of her husband, Dan. Here, tells us more about the care she and Dan received, and how this inspired her to raise vital funds so more families can receive the same care too.

Alan with his bike getting ready for Ride for Ryder in 1988

Why I'm taking on Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice's Ride for Ryder for the fourth time

Alan Sutor took part in Sue Ryder's first Ride for Ryder cycling event in 1988 aged just 14. Fast-forward 31 years to the present day and he is preparing to take on the 2019 Ride for Ryder. He tells us why.

Jamie Peacock in his blue Sue Ryder running vest

"Sue Ryder Wheatfields will always have a place in my family's heart": Jamie Peacock MBE to take on London Marathon in memory of his dad

Rugby League legend Jamie Peacock MBE is taking on the incredible challenge of the Virgin Money London Marathon for a second time in memory of his dad Darryl and in support of our Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds.

Sue Ryder £10,000 Lottery winner Aileen Frisby

What would you do with a £10,000 lump sum or £1,000 a month for a year?

Our annual Sue Ryder Lottery Super Draw is set to take place on Friday 31st May, offering an array of cash prizes while helping to support our care across the UK. Meet lucky Aileen, who scooped a £10,000 cash prize in our lottery in 2017, and find out what she did with her winnings.

Thorpe Hall Hospice supporter Joy Atkin running

“Thorpe Hall is an awe-inspiring place, giving excellent support to people when they need it most. I’m running to raise funds for them.”

This year, Joy Atkin finally got up the courage to enter the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot. She will be joining Sue Ryder’s blue-vested crew of #TeamIncredible runners in just over two weeks’ time – and she’s doing it for her local Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Jack Harber in his Sue Ryder running vest

“It would have meant the world to Dad that I’m running in his memory; I’ll carry him in my heart the whole way round.”

Later this month, Jack Harber will be joining a crew of #TeamIncredible runners set to conquer the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. This is Jack’s story.

Leckhampton Court Hospice supporter Peter De Klein running

“My friend Dan was hoping to get better; he’d put his name in the London Marathon ballot too. I’m doing this for him.”

Peter de Klein explains why he’s running the London Marathon for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in memory of his friend and colleague.

Danielle Gill with her mum and sister

“I will be imagining Mum is waiting for me at the end of the 26.2 miles.”

Our Wheatfields Hospice at Home team cared for Danielle Gill’s mum Jean nine years ago. This year, she is taking on the London Marathon for Sue Ryder to say thank you. This is Danielle’s story in her own words.

Cyclists hugging

"Emotions were high on finishing and it made the happy tears pour! I felt like I'd really achieved something.”

In this blog post, Kate Berry shares why she encouraged a team of work colleagues and friends to sign up to last year’s Ride for Ryder cycling challenge in support of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, and why she’s planning on doing the same again this year.

Richard Littledale with his arm round his late wife Fiona

The muscle memory of grief

"People who have lost a limb sometimes experience the presence of the limb long after it has gone – as if the nervous system refuses to accept this new, altered reality. Just recently, I experienced a similar thing with my grief on two occasions." Blogger Richard Littledale opens up about times when he has turned to his late wife Fiona, only to find her no longer there.