Sue Ryder forced to launch its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020

Sue Ryder is launching its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020. The charity is appealing to people across the country to support its urgent fundraising campaign ‘We can’t stop’ so it can continue to provide expert and compassionate end of life care.

A Sue Ryder Nurse in PPE, holding a patient's hand

Playing a vital part

Sue Ryder is experiencing a £2million a month shortfall, whilst its doctors and nurses continue to play a vital part in the coronavirus effort during the pandemic, and now, following a second national lockdown.

Sue Ryder’s Chief Financial Officer and Interim Director of Hospices, Alan Bowers, said:

“Coronavirus has hit us hard. We received a wonderful response from our supporters to our emergency appeal earlier in the year. This, paired with the emergency funding that we received from the government, covered our funding shortfall until the end of June 2020.

“Unfortunately, however, our struggle continues. Our fundraising events remain cancelled for the rest of this year and our high street shops have now closed for a second time.

A Sue Ryder doctor in a protective face mask and face shield

“As we head into the winter months and coronavirus cases continue to rise, we are expecting an increase in people needing end of life care.

“None of us expected this pandemic to go on for so long and clearly a monthly shortfall of £2 million is unsustainable for any charity, which is why we need to ask the public to help us.

“Our staff want to use their expertise and experience to help patients and their families in the months ahead, as well as continue to relieve pressure on the NHS”

“Sue Ryder is playing a vital part in the coronavirus effort – all of our staff want to use their skills, expertise and experience to help patients and their families in the months ahead, as well as continue to relieve the pressure on the NHS. However, in order to keep our services running through the winter and beyond we urgently need to secure more funding now.

“We know that times are tough for everybody at the moment, so please be reassured that every bit really does help and thank you very much from all of us.”

We can't stop

Help to support our urgent fundraising campaign so that we can continue to provide our expert and compassionate end of life care, no matter what.