Statement: Our reaction to the death of Sir Ken Morrison

We are very sad to hear about the death of former Morrisons chairman Sir Ken Morrison.

A Sue Ryder spokesman said: 

"We are very sad to hear about the death of former Morrisons chairman Sir Ken Morrison. 

"Our partnership with Morrisons, which came to an end this week, raised £7.2 million towards the expansion of our hospice care services into people's homes and local communities. 

"This wouldn't have happened without Sir Ken driving the development of the business from a small grocery chain into one of the UK's largest food retailers. 

"Although Sir Ken wasn't directly involved in our partnership, we know how much he was admired and respected by those who worked alongside him and we'd like to extend our sincere condolences to his family and to everyone at Morrisons."