39th Annual Sue Ryder Care Manorlands Hospice Garden Party
The 39th Sue Ryder Care Manorlands Hospice Garden Party will be held this year on Sunday 14th July 2013 in the hospice grounds.
Name Andrew Wood
Telephone 01535 640430
_____________________________________History of Manorlands
Sue Ryder born Yorkshire 1923 served with the Polish section of the secret Special Operations Executive during World War 2. Having seen the suffering of war, she began relief work for the millions of sick people. Later in her life she became Lady Ryder of Warsaw. She died in October 2000.
Manorlands a late Victorian house set in large gardens in Oxenhope was converted into a Hospice and opened in 1974. It provides specialist palliative care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses from Airedale, Craven and Bradford.
The hospice costs £1.6 million to run this year and relies heavily on community fundraising and voluntary donations.
It relies on the generosity of local people for 60% of the income and they never charge patients for any of the care they receive at Manorlands.
Manorlands has been providing specialist care for people suffering from cancer and other progressive illnesses since 1974 and aims to meet the practical and emotional needs of families and carers as well as those of the patients.
Each year around 640 patients and their families benefit from its extensive range of services. As well as in-patient care, there is a day therapy unit, a community specialist palliative care team who visit people in their own homes and a team of bereavement counsellors.
Hebden Road, Oxenhope, Keighley,
Tel. 01535 642308
Fax. 01535 642902