Sue Ryder Care is appealing to people in Oxfordshire to take part in its annual Ride for Ryder fundraising campaign this month.

The scheme encourages people to take a journey in aid of the charity and raise vital funds for its local hospice at Nettlebed. It is a great opportunity for people on their summer holidays to get out and get active in their community.

Activities can be as unique, personal or physically challenging as people like, from taking part in a sponsored bike ride with family and friends, to taking on a sponsored rollercoaster ride on a day out at a theme park.

Journeys give children, parents, students and others on summer holiday, the chance to get active during their time off.

Launched in 2008, the campaign has grown year on year, with £74,706 being raised to date. In the past, the charity has enjoyed a great success rate, with one participant at a Ride for Ryder Cycle Challenge raising just under £5,000.

All money raised will go directly to help Sue Ryder Care continue to provide quality care for people living with end of life and long-term conditions including cancer, strokes, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and motor neurone diseases, through its homecare, residential and community services.

Funds will help Sue Ryder Care’s doctors, nurses and healthcare colleagues continue to make a real difference to the lives of people each year at Nettlebed and their other hospices and care centres.

To get involved, download a sponsor pack from our website or contact us on, 0845 050 1953.

Alternatively, take part in the charity's Ride for Ryder campaign virtually by visiting to play a fun online arcade game, donate your coins and submit your score for the chance to win a quad biking experience for two.

Eleanor Tetlow

Sue Ryder Care