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POSTED: 21st September 2015
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A team from Aldermore has been getting their fingers green volunteering at Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice, helping staff with essential gardening maintenance.

Eighteen members of staff from the Risk department at Aldermore’s Reading office took part in a variety of tasks including planting, tree pruning, landscaping and a general tidy-up, much to the appreciation of the hospice ground staff.

Sue Ryder has been providing care at Nettlebed hospice since 1979. As well as a 12 bed inpatient unit, Sue Ryder nurses provide a 7-day community nursing service and Day Hospice services through which they are able to support patients and their families at home.

Marion Haynes, Voluntary Services Coordinator at Sue Ryder Nettlebed, said

“Our grounds provide a peaceful sanctuary for our patients and their families. We are very grateful to the team from Aldermore for their efforts around the grounds and I know the patients, their families and our staff are very appreciative.”

Max Freke, Audit Manager at Aldermore, said

“Even though the weather was not great, we all really enjoyed helping the grounds staff. The hospice does amazing work with those who need support and I am very proud of our team for the effort that they showed in helping the hardworking staff and giving something back to the local community.”

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About Sue Ryder:

Founded in 1953, Sue Ryder is a national health and social care charity providing compassionate hospice and neurological care across the UK. It does this throughout its 7 hospices; 6 neurological care centres; community-based services and in people's own homes.

Sue Ryder offers a range of personalised care, advice, education and support services in local communities to help improve the lives of individuals – including their carers and families – with conditions such as cancer; heart failure; respiratory failure; dementia; acquired brain injury; multiple sclerosis; Huntington’s disease; Parkinson’s disease and Motor Neurone disease.

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