How we spend your donations

The vital contribution of our many supporters helps to provide our patients and residents with the expert care and compassionate support they need and deserve. 80p in every £1 spent goes towards supporting people at the most difficult times of their lives.

A Sue Ryder volunteer with her arm around a patient

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.

80p in every £1 spent goes towards our palliative, neurological and bereavement support

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

  • provide 2.2 million hours of palliative, neurological and bereavement support to thousands of people every year
  • provide 850,000 hours of care through our hospices to thousands of families every year
  • provide Online Bereavement Support to those struggling with grief when a loved one has died: professional counselling via video chat, an online community to connect people with others also struggling with loss, and a range of online information and resources around death and dying
  • 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

£21 could pay for one hour of our expert care, helping people live the best life they possibly can.

£45 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.

£150 could ensure one of our Hospice at Home nurses has a mobile working bag to carry the essential supplies they need to give expert care to someone in the community in their home.

£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 £26,000 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.