Team Incredible with their arms round each other

Meet Team Incredible

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

Team Incredible

At Sue Ryder, we’ve given the supporters who take on our events the name ‘Team Incredible’ 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.

The hashtag #TeamIncredible is pretty handy, too.

Why should I join Team Incredible?

All Team Incredible members receive:

  • a Sue Ryder running vest
  • fundraising tips and encouragement from our friendly events team
  • top-notch training advice, plans and support from our professional running coach, Nick Anderson of www.runningwithus.com
  • 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 Incredible?

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 Incredible

Meet some members of Team Incredible

Every one of our Team Incredible 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.

Lisa and Amy

Lisa Richardson took on the London Marathon

"My motivation for signing up for the London Marathon was my bestie Amy and her diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer. She has been the driving force of our fundraising."

Read more inspiring stories

Say hello to your #TeamIncredible Captains

Your Team Incredible 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.

Photo of James Wright

Senior Events Manager

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 events@sueryder.org.

National Senior Events Fundraiser Rachel Simkin

National Senior Events Fundraiser

Rachel Simkin

I’m here to provide #TeamIncredible with the best support you could possibly ask for, and get as many Sue Ryder challengers out and about as possible. I ran the London and New York Marathons a few years ago; it was fundraising for a good cause that helped make the training easier and everything worthwhile.

Follow me on Twitter @RachelSEvents or email rachel.simkin@sueryder.org.

Henry Fleming

National Events Fundraiser

Henry Fleming

I've been at Sue Ryder since June 2013, and my role is to make sure that you have the best experience possible as a member of Team Incredible. I started running at the beginning of 2016 to improve my fitness, and now regularly take part in races, often alongside #TeamIncredible runners!

Follow me on Twitter @HenryFEvents or email henry.fleming@sueryder.org.

Becka Storer

National Public Fundraising Officer

Becka Storer

Self-appointed snack fiend of Team Incredible, my job is to make sure your time with us is incredible 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 rebecca.storer@sueryder.org.

Hayley Ibbotson, Senior Community Fundraiser at Manorlands Hospice

Senior Community Fundraiser

Hayley Ibbotson

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 hayley.ibbotson@sueryder.org.

Kirsty Christmas

Senior Community Fundraiser

Kirsty Christmas

Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds is an amazing place to work and I really enjoy supporting our fantastic participants taking on a huge array of challenges - from marathons and long distance cycle rides to international treks - to raise vital funds for our hospice.

You can email me at kirsty.christmas@sueryder.org.

Nilesh Patel

Community Fundraiser

Nilesh Patel

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 nilesh.patel@sueryder.org.

Katie Reynolds is Community Fundraiser at South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub

Community Fundraiser

Katie Reynolds

I began as a fundraising volunteer at the South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub in Henley while I was a uni, and started working there in 2017 because I'm so passionate about the services Sue Ryder provides. We may not be the most athletic team, but what we lack in athleticism we make up for in enthusiasm!

You can email me at katie.reynolds@sueryder.org

Photo of Hannah Richards, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Community Fundraiser

Hannah Richards

I'm the events lead at Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading, Charles Clore Unit in Newbury and Wokingham Day Hospice, where I specialise in sporty and challenging events. However, you can talk to me about bake sales, pub quizzes, community talks, corporate fundraising, legacies and in memory donations too.

Please do get in touch at hannah.richards@sueryder.org.

Aimee Jepson is Community Fundraiser at St John's Hospice

Community Fundraiser

Aimee Jepson

I've been part of the St John's Hospice team, Bedford, since the start of 2017. It's my role to support you every step of the way, from fundraising ideas to training hints and tips. I often take on the role of coxswain at my local rowing club, and I put just as much effort into cheering on Team Incredible!

You can email me at aimee.jepson@sueryder.org.

Matt Reay from Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Senior Community Fundraiser

Matt Reay

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 leckhampton.events@sueryder.org.