Letters: Sue Ryder nurse tells of the ‘devastating impact’ coronavirus is having on the charity

St John's Hospice in Moggerhanger


My name is Jacqui Ackroyd and I am a nurse at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. I am writing to you to tell you about the devastating impact the Coronavirus crisis is having on us and how we urgently need your help.

We are facing a huge challenge in the next few weeks. All of our shops have closed and nearly all of our fundraising activities have stopped resulting in a massive drop in our income.

For the very first time we are finding ourselves in the position where we might not be able to afford to continue providing end of life care.

We are so very proud of the work we do, the expert care we give and the vital support we provide to the NHS, thanks to our generous supporters.

Today, we find ourselves needed more than ever before.

It is devastating to think we might not be able to continue. I cannot imagine what our patients would do without us. This is why I am asking for your help.

If we can raise enough money to help us get through the next few weeks we stand a chance.  It will make all the difference.

We are all facing something we have never faced before, which is why Sue Ryder has launched an emergency appeal.

I am asking you to please, give whatever you can afford. Every pound you give could make the difference to whether we can continue to be there when it matters for local families in the future. It is that simple. Please donate at www.sueryder.org/donate

Thank you
Jacqui Ackroyd

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