National health and social care charity Sue Ryder is celebrating 60 years of providing expert medical care and emotional support for people living with life-changing illnesses. Throughout 2013, Sue Ryder will be using the charity’s diamond anniversary to encourage people in Richmond to help raise the funds needed each year to pay for its two hospices and its residential care centre in Yorkshire.
Charlotte Stern, regional fundraiser at Sue Ryder, says: “Sue Ryder have been expert in delivering care that makes a tangible difference to the quality of life of people living with life-changing illness. We want to celebrate this with our staff, volunteers and supporters who have worked so hard to make this possible.
“However we know that not everybody who needs care is receiving it. 1 in 4 of us – that’s 18 million people in the UK – are living with a life-changing illness. It is predicted in 2050 that this will become 1 in 2 of us. More than ever we vitally need your support.”
Founded in 1953 by Lady Ryder, the charity’s values that were established 60 years ago still live on; those of respect, compassion and dignity. Across the country, Sue Ryder care centres provide advice, education and person-centred services to people living with a life-changing illness. Sue Ryder does this through in-patient, day care services and in the patient’s own home.
Throughout the year, Sue Ryder will be hosting an array of 60th inspired fundraising activities, including vintage tea parties, as well as encouraging people to donate unwanted items to its shops. Other events are also being planned, and all the details will be included on their website, www.sueryder.org/sixty.
All money raised through fundraising and retail activities helps Sue Ryder provide personalised care that takes into account the physical condition, psychological wellbeing and social needs of the people we care for and their families.
To find out how you can support Sue Ryder throughout its diamond anniversary year, visit www.sueryder.org/sixty or call Charlotte on 0113 2033 363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: The Sue Ryder charity shop in Finkle Street, Richmond