How we spend your donations

Without the vital contribution of our many supporters, it would be impossible to provide our patients and residents with the expert care and compassionate support they need and deserve. 83p in every £1 spent goes towards our patient care.

Most of the funding for our work comes from our dedicated supporters; whether making regular or single donations, donating goods to our shops, taking part in events, or leaving gifts in their wills.

Without the vital contribution of our many supporters, it would be impossible to provide our patients and residents with the expert care and compassionate support they need and deserve.

83p in every £1 spent goes towards our patient care

Thanks to our supporters’ generous donations we are able to:

  • provide 2.3 million hours of palliative, neurological and bereavement support to thousands of people every year
  • we provide 830,000 hours of care through our hospices to thousands of families every year
  • provide our Online Community which provides peer support for those who have lost a loved one and supported over 100,000 people in 2016–17
  • give patients the chance to get the most out of life.

Our patients and residents are so grateful for the support you give them to meet the challenges they face every day, so 'thank you' from all of us.

How your donations help

£19 could pay for one hour of our expert care, helping people live the best life they possibly can.

£40 could provide one complementary therapy session, such as massage, aromatherapy and reiki. These help improve feelings of well-being and alleviate symptoms such as anxiety, breathlessness, pain and feeling sick.

£60 could provide one session of bereavement counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one.

£100 could pay for a visit from one of our community nurses. They work closely with families, GPs and community teams to be there when it matters; ensuring patients receive the expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

£500 could pay for a bed for a day of inpatient care for a hospice patient

£3,000 could pay for a hospice nurse for a month.

It costs around £25,000 to run one of our hospice therapy teams for two months.

Make a donation today

You can become a Friend of Sue Ryder through a regular donation and help to support our palliative, neurological and bereavement support.