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Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival 2022

almost 2 years ago by Natalie Smith

​This year, MorePeople are participating in the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival in aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice for a fun team day out at our local rowing lake.

Some of the team from Sue Ryder recently visited us to show us why these fundraising events are so important to the running of their services, and how much Sue Ryder supports communities at the hardest times of their life.

Sue Ryder run 7 hospices across the UK offering palliative care, and also run 4 neurological care centres. They support people through the most difficult times of their lives whether it be a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition. There is a growing hospice at home service, where many opt for their love ones to be cared for at home in their final days. Click here to view a Hospice at Home team case study >>

Money raised through initiatives such as the dragon boat race is so important as just £20 could pay for a patient’s meals for the day in one of the hospices and £500 could help fund 24 hours of expert care for a patient, helping them and their families in their final days. Watch this video to see what it's like inside a Sue Ryder hospice >>

Sue Ryder also offers online bereavement support, for anyone that may need it – not just families of their patients, along with help and guidance for employers supporting staff during difficult times. They have some really good resources on their site to help, which you can view here.

We’re looking forward to the day on 11th June and taking part in the races, watch this space for updates on how we do!

Please visit our Just Giving page to donate and support the amazing services Sue Ryder offer, click here!

Guy, Jake, Tom, Tim, James, Rae, Tor, George and Natalie had a great day and even won their first race! Well done team!