Charlotte Griffiths


Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, we are here for them and their loved ones. We do this in our hospices, in our neurological care centres, in the community and in people’s homes across the country. Our work also goes beyond the UK, Sue Ryder also supports the delivery of specialised health and social care in areas of Eastern Europe and Southern Africa. Our hospices include: Manorlands Hospice near Keighley, Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds, St Johns in Bedfordshire, Thorpe Hall in Peterborough, Nettlebed in Henley-on-Thames, Duchess of Kent House in Reading and Leckhamton Court Hospice in Cheltenham.
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Charlotte Griffiths's two dizzying descents!

Charlotte Griffiths

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Hello you lovely lot!

On the 29th April I will be abseiling down the 100ft tower of Dorchester Abbey to raise money for the wonderful Sue Ryder. Arghghh!

Just to add to the fear factor - all being well, between Feb 18-25th I will also be doing a zip wire in Val Thorens, which will cost me 50 Euros. Here are the stats - Length 1300m, Starting altitude 3230m, Height above the groud 250m. UPDATE - I tried my very best to do this, boarding the 36km twice from Les Menuires to Val Thorens but the zip line was shut all week!

I will GoPro the two events for proof!

I'd like to add, I have NEVER done anything like this before. I am definately not an adrenalin junkie so you can rest assured I will be wayyyyy out of my comfort zone.

Here at Sue Ryder we provide physical and emotional support to those with a life limiting illness and their families. We have a large multi-disciplinary team based at Nettlebed both in the hospice, and in the community to ensure we make this happen, including (but not exclusively):

Nurses, and Nursing Assistants




Occupational Therapists,

Social Workers,

Spiritual Care Leads,

Family Support and Counselling,

Bereavement Services,

Clinical Nurse Specialists,

Complimentary Therapists


I've seen the first hand the importance of the services we supply here, be in the community, on the in-patient ward or at our day therapies. It costs £8,000 a day to keep Nettlebed Sue Ryder running and I'd love to help as much as possible. Although I dont expect to raise anything near £8,000, these figures may help put your donation into perspective

£16 pays for one hour of incredible care.

£35 would provide a complementary therapy session, such as massage, aromatherapy and reiki. These help improve feelings of well-being and alleviate symptoms such as anxiety, breathlessness, pain and feeling sick.

£50 provides one session of bereavement counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one.

£100 pays for a visit from our Clinical Nurse Specialists to support a patient at home.

£500 pays for one day of incredible hospice care for a patient.

‘Our hospices offer inpatient care in calm and beautiful surroundings, with staff highly skilled in dealing with the physical and emotional effects of life-limiting conditions. By relieving symptoms such as pain, breathlessness and nausea, our specialist teams make people as comfortable as possible. Our therapy, family support and spiritual care teams are also there to care for the whole person, their family and friends.

We go the extra mile to make our hospices feel like a home from home. We’re always open 24 hours a day. Family and friends can visit any time they like and will always receive a warm welcome. And whatever people want, whether that’s a takeaway, a visit from their cat or just someone to hold their hand and listen, the care we provide is flexible.

We don't just care for people at our hospices and in our neurological care centres; we also provide a variety of services from our expert teams out in the community, enabling people to remain in the comfort of their own homes. Treating people with the same level of incredible care as they would receive at one of our centres.’

Every little helps –

Thanks for all the support!

Recent donors

30.04.17 Well done Charlotte. You got there in the end! x


27.04.17 Have a great time. Love Gillxx

18.04.17 Not long to go now! Good luck amazing lady xx

20.03.17 Good luck Hun! X

06.03.17 Happy to support you Charlotte and I know how hard you tried with the zipwire!


27.02.17 An amazing challenge for a wonderful cause Charlotte! With love from us all Richard, Helen, Katie and Belle Anderson x

26.02.17 I know how much effort it was to get up to the Wire on two occasions and how disappointed you were that it was not running. On this occasion it definitely merits 'it's the thought that counts', especially when for such a good cause.

24.02.17 Way to go Charlotte!...Well done you and for a fabulous cause xx

22.02.17 Good luck for tomorrow Charlotte - just seen that you'll be going over 100kph, and you'll be 250m above the ground. You are a brave lady. A terrific thing to do for a terrific cause. And then there's the abseiling.....

21.02.17 Good luck hun

18.02.17 Wishing you lots of luck!

17.02.17 Great job

14.02.17 Hello, Charlotte, I think you are being very brave and it is all in a good cause. I will double up if you can do the zipwire! Love Nan x

11.02.17 Go on ma spruce goose!

01.02.17 Rather you than me Charlotte, bet you will have a blast - especially on the zipwire.

31.01.17 Charlotte Griffiths - The flying fox!

30.01.17 Good luck, I hope you don't fall off a looong way down!! Lots of love Jem, Dan, Josh and Dylan

30.01.17 This is a donation from Grandad Dixon. He wishes you good luck in raising lots of money for the Charity x



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