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

“When we arrive, people breathe a sigh of relief. We allow them to become a family again.”

"It's a really exciting time to be joining Sue Ryder," says Emma Wright, the new Clinical Lead for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court's Hospice at Home and Day Hospice. “We’re growing our care services so we can be there for more people in Gloucestershire.”

A boat floating at sea

“If a loved one is caught in the tide of grief, there's no shame in just watching from the shore."

When blogger Richard lost his wife Fiona just over a year ago, he felt helpless. Here, he describes how the people around him helped him to weather the storm.

Michelle Vann on her wedding day with her late mum Janis

“Manorlands staff move heaven and earth to make sure patients and their families feel safe, cared for and at home.”

Our Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice provided Michelle Vann’s parents, Janis and Mark Lawson, with outreach nursing and respite care before they ended their lives at the hospice. This is their family’s story in Michelle’s own words.

Julian Goodwin alongside Sue Ryder nursing assistants Gerri Garrott and Kathy Dalby with his medal haul from 2018

Funeral director celebrates epic year completing 1,500-mile journey for our Leckhampton Court Hospice

Cheltenham-based funeral director Julian Goodwin is starting the New Year celebrating his fitness and fundraising achievements of 2018, having covered an amazing 1,500 miles on foot, bike and in the water in support of his local Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Photo of the Scottish Government’s Minister for Public Health, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, visited Sue Ryder Dee View Court

Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick MSP visits Sue Ryder Dee View Court

Today the Scottish Government’s Minister for Public Health, Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, visited Sue Ryder Dee View Court to see for himself the expert neurological care that is provided in the centre for people with a range of neurological conditions.

Foot prints in the desert

When two is not the charm: my second year of bereavement

"Wiser heads warned me that the second year of bereavement may well be harder than the first – and so far they have been right," reflects blogger Richard Littledale, who recently passed the anniversary of his wife Fiona's death. With New Year on his mind, he ponders what lies ahead. 

Image of Jillian and Victoria who took part in the Saharan Mini Adventure for Sue Ryder

My life-changing Saharan Mini Adventure for Sue Ryder

"Every single reason I did it for, I got rewarded for", said Jillian Allardyce, who took on the Sarahan Mini adventure with her sister, Victoria, to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder. Here she describes their journey in memory of her Mum and husband, David.

A Leckhampton Hospice at Home nurse driving a car

Opening up Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in 2018

In her final blog post of the year, Elise Hoadley, Hospice Director at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, reflects on the past year and shares how her team has been working hard to open up the hospice to more people in Gloucestershire in 2018.

Jamie with her late father Jonathan 546

How sharing my story helped me work through my grief in a positive way

After Jamie Collier’s father Jonathan died at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice a few years ago, she wanted to use her writing skills to record the story of his final days and thank us at Sue Ryder. In this blog, she recalls how getting involved in our Christmas Appeal has helped her come to term with his death.

Photo of Sue Ryder nurses at St John's Hospice

St John's Hospice searching for Nursing Assistants to help people “live each day to the fullest” in 2019

The hub is looking to recruit new nursing assistants in Bedfordshire so it can continue to provide the important service in 2019 and beyond.