Your questions

Is Celebrating a Life only for big events? Or can my event be small?

Big or small, elaborate or simple - the choice is yours. You could hold a barbecue in your garden for close friends and family, or a quiz night in your local pub and invite everyone you know. The important thing is honouring your loved one and keeping their memory alive.

Head to our tips and resources section for ideas on how to make your event special, whatever the size.

Where will the money raised from my event go?

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

We’re there for families and loved ones too, providing respite care, practical and emotional support and bereavement counselling for as long as we’re needed. This includes the Sue Ryder Online Community, a place where people can talk honestly about terminal illness and bereavement and connect with others with similar experiences.

How can I get more support with bereavement?

If you're facing the loss of someone you care about, Sue Ryder's Online Community is a place where you can share what you are going through and lend your support to others.

You can talk honestly about terminal illness and bereavement and connect with others with similar experiences. It's anonymous so you can be open about what you really feel.

The site is monitored by Sue Ryder to make sure it stays a safe and supportive environment. It’s available any time of the day or night, and from anywhere you can get online.

If you or someone you care about needs support, visit

What will Sue Ryder do with my data?

At Sue Ryder, we’ll always respect your rights and your choices. We’ll protect any information you give us and comply with the law around personal data, as well as current regulations and best practice set out by regulatory bodies such as the Charity Commission, the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator. As part of this process, we’ll let you select the way you’d prefer us to keep in touch, and we’ll respect your choice. We’ll also check regularly to see if you’re still happy with choices you made when we last asked.