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We are so proud to be supporting Sue Ryder Trust who supports people who are living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one.

Where did it all begin?

Sue Ryder was founded in 1953 by Sue Ryder, with the creation of a nursing home in Suffolk, UK. Sue Ryder supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses across the UK and internationally. The charity is headquartered at Upper Woburn Place in London and is a registered charity in England & Wales. 

The charity supports people living with life-limiting and long-term conditions including brain injury, cancer, dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease. It operates specialist palliative care centres, care centres for people with complex conditions, homecare services and a growing number of community-based services.


Sue Ryder Leckhampton IPU Nursing Team 5462


Sue Ryder launched its Prisoner Volunteer Programme in 2006. It works with around 40 prisons nationwide offering work experience in 100 locations, including offices, shops and warehouses. The programme has won a number of awards, including the education and training award at Civil Society’s Charity Awards 2013. In 2014, the charity opened a store in Slough – said to be its biggest charity shop in the south of England – offering staff roles to homeless people in partnership with the organisation Slough Homeless Our Concern.

To find out more on how you can help support Sue Ryder,click the link below.

Sue Ryder Reading fundraising 2019