Meet Team Sue Ryder

Meet your Team Sue Ryder Captains, read about the awesome experience that other members of Team Sue Ryder have had and find out why you should become part of our team.

At Sue Ryder, we’ve given the supporters who take on our events the name ‘Team Sue Ryder’ because they do the legwork (literally!) to raise the vital funds that we as a charity need to continue providing our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Why should I join Team Sue Ryder

All Team Sue Ryder members receive:

  • a Sue Ryder running vest or cycling jersey
  • fundraising tips and encouragement from our friendly events team
  • top-notch training advice, plans and support from our professional running coach, Nick Anderson of
  • a fabulous post-race celebration for you and your family
  • the knowledge that they have made a difference to the lives of people with life-limiting conditions across the UK.

How do I join Team Sue Ryder?

All you need to do to become a member is sign up for one of our challenge events.

We know that every member of our team is one of a kind, which is why we offer such a wide variety of challenges – from runs and overseas treks to cycle sportives or something completely different…

Join Team Sue Ryder

Meet some members of Team Sue Ryder

Every one of our Team Sue Ryder members is special, and many of them have personal connections to our hospices or neurological centres.

On our Events News & Blog, some of our challenge fundraisers share their stories, motivations and tips for getting the most out of fundraising.

Sarah Riley took on the London Marathon

“It's been two years since I lost my dad. Two years since I decided I would do everything I could to support Sue Ryder”

Read more inspiring stories

Say hello to your Team Sue Ryder Captains

Your Team Sue Ryder Captains are on hand to provide advice, training support and fundraising tips. We’ll be in touch regularly in the build up to provide ideas and encouragement to get you through training, and then we hope to see you on race day to support you on the course and celebrate together at the finish.

With emails, phone calls, video and audio tools, not to mention the best kit around, at Sue Ryder you have your own dedicated support team to help you make the most of your event experience.

Becka Storer

National Events Manager

Becka Storer

Self-appointed snack fiend of Team Sue Ryder, my job is to make sure your time with us is amazing from start to finish. I love working with such an inspirational group of people and I’m happiest half way up a mountain – Ben Nevis is next on my list!

Follow me on Twitter at @Becks_SREvents or email

Hayley Ibbotson, Senior Community Fundraiser at Manorlands Hospice

Senior Community Fundraiser

Hayley Ibbotson
Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

I work in the Manorlands Hospice fundraising team in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Between us, we’ve run marathons, hiked overseas and organised events of our own. Most of us have also experienced Sue Ryder's care at Manorlands first hand, so we understand your motivations to support the hospice.

Pop in and say hello or drop me an email at

Nilesh Patel

Community Fundraiser

Nilesh Patel
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Since I joined Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough, in July 2013, I've run the London Marathon, done a skydive, run numerous 10Ks and half marathons, climbed Mount Snowdon and completed charity walks of up to 80K - so I enjoy a challenge just like you and can help you smash your fundraising target!

Email me for ideas at

Matt Reay from Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Senior Community Fundraiser

Matt Reay
Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

I joined Sue Ryder in March 2016. My role is to deliver local events and support the work of Gloucestershire’s only inpatient hospice, Leckhampton Court in Cheltenham. I’ve taken part in the Great North Run and London Marathon so hope I can pass on some of my own experience!

Follow me on Twitter @MattReayLCH or email

Photo of James Wright

Head of Public Fundraising

James Wright

My role at Sue Ryder is to ensure we offer great support in great events around the country. As a runner and cyclist myself, it's a perfect job. We don't just talk a good game at Sue Ryder; where possible, we take part too. I'll see you on the start line somewhere this year!

Follow me on Twitter at @JamesWEvents or email