I AM writing to you as an ambassador for Sue Ryder to encourage your readers to sign up to the December Daily Dash this winter. 

The Sue Ryder December Daily Dash asks fundraisers to run or walk 5k every day of the month to raise vital funds for the charity. Sue Ryder is a charity that is close to my heart as my dad received end of life care and passed away at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, one of Sue Ryder’s hospices, in 2013. 

Sue Ryder has been impacted heavily by the Coronavirus outbreak with their high street shops having to close in the first lockdown and again on November 5.

Many of their fundraising events have also been cancelled and as a charity, Sue Ryder relies on fundraising and the income from their shops to be able to continue providing their palliative, neurological and bereavement care across the UK. 

Sue Ryder continues to play a crucial part in the coronavirus effort. They have been caring for people with coronavirus symptoms throughout the pandemic and the charity’s bereavement support teams have never been busier supporting those who have lost loved ones to the disease. 

 Not only will running or walking 5k every day help to raise money for Sue Ryder but it’s a fun way to take time out for you. It doesn’t matter how you take it on, with friends, with family or on your own.

On behalf of me and Sue Ryder, thank you.

Jamie Peacock, former Great Britain rugby league player