Founder of St John’s Hospice commemorated in series of Royal Mail stamps

Lady Sue Ryder stamp
Lady Sue Ryder stamp

The founder of St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger has been honoured in a new series of stamps.

Lady Sue Ryder is among a number of Britain’s great humanitarians celebrated on the series, launched by the Royal Mail.

Lady Ryder among humanitarians on series of stamps

Lady Ryder among humanitarians on series of stamps

The new stamp recognises her amazing achievements and influence throughout her lifetime and the legacy that she leaves today.

The late Lady Ryder (Baroness Ryder of Warsaw and Baroness Cheshire) founded The Sue Ryder Foundation in 1947 to help people displaced after the Second World War. She subsequently widened the scope of the charity’s work to include supporting people with complex needs and life-threatening conditions across the UK and internationally. Lady Ryder died in 2000.

Today, the charity provides incredible care across the UK, in seven hospices, five neurological care settings, in the community and in people’s own homes.

Heidi Travis, CEO Sue Ryder said: “It is a great honour that our inspirational founder has been chosen to have a stamp designed in her name.

“The work Lady Ryder undertook has helped millions of people in this country and abroad and we aim to continue that legacy by providing incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis.”

Sue Ryder St John’s hospice opened in 1980 and has since been providing the local community with palliative care and support. It now cares for people aged 18 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. That care is delivered in the community and at the 15 bed hospice.

The stamps are available from Post Office branches, at the Royal Mail website and available to order by phone on 03457 641 641.

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