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Call to raise funds for Sue Ryder during Platinum Jubilee weekend

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Call to raise funds for Sue Ryder during Platinum Jubilee weekend

Can you unite your local community and raise funds for Sue Ryder during Platinum Jubilee weekend?

Sue Ryder, which runs the Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub in South Oxfordshire, is asking local communities to come together to organise a Platinum Jubilee celebration and raise funds for local people needing their expert and compassionate care.

The charity is looking for people like Sophie and her mother Lee-Ann, who have galvanised their local community to organise a BBQ ‘Jubilee jolly’ during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, taking place from 02 to 05 June.

Envisioned and organised by 13-year-old Sophie, her whole street will be coming together to celebrate, connect, and donate to Sue Ryder on Sunday 05 June.

After hearing of Sophie’s plans, Sue Ryder is inviting residents across Oxfordshire to unite with their local community to host fundraising street parties of their own during the Platinum Jubilee weekend of Her Majesty The Queen (a Sue Ryder patron).

Sophie’s mother, Lee-Ann, said: “Sophie is doing her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and needs to volunteer. But at 13, it’s difficult to find a charity where she can do this. Her school said she could organise a charity event instead, and straight away, she said she had to do something for Sue Ryder as they cared for Nanny.

“Our family, friends and neighbours are all really supportive – when we are raising money for Sue Ryder, they always help, and we are really grateful. The Platinum Jubilee BBQ will be a chance to have a good time with our neighbours. We’re all so busy in our lives and don’t often get to see each other.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us, all the carers at Sue Ryder and our local Sue Ryder shop. The hospice is amazing. They cared for my mum. Sue Ryder’s carers are angels in disguise.”

Meghan Bentley, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire, commented: “We’re incredibly grateful to people like Sophie, Lee-Ann and their community for organising this Jubilee Weekend party.

“The funds raised will help to ensure we can continue to offer care and support. We’d love for others to come together and organise their own ‘Jubilee jollies’ to raise much-needed funds for families needing our care.”

Want to get involved?

Celebrate the reign of Her Majesty The Queen – our wonderful Sue Ryder Patron – by gathering your neighbours, friends and family for your fundraising Jubilee jolly!

Contact the Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire fundraising team by emailing southoxfordshire.fundraising@sueryder.org or calling 01491 522818 for help with your fundraising party ideas.

The Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire operates from Battle Barns in Crowmarsh and provides expert palliative care and support for people who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.

The hub’s team of Sue Ryder Nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, family support and befrienders provide a Hospice at Home service, Day Service and Care Coordination and Advice Line.

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