Invesco Sponsors Sue Ryder Nurse for Fourth Year

Invesco has announced that it will continue to support Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire by sponsoring a nurse for a fourth year.

The company, which has sponsored Sue Ryder Nurse Lindsey Pitkin since January 2021, has also increased its level of sponsorship to £19,000 for 2024.

In Lindsey’s specialist role, which requires gaining additional qualifications, Lindsey provides information and advice on pain control and symptom management, helps patients to plan their future care, and offers emotional support to patients and families.

Lindsey, who works 10-hour shifts caring for her patients in their own homes, said: “I am very proud to be the Invesco-sponsored nurse and I am so pleased that Invesco have increased their generous sponsorship to support Sue Ryder.”

Sylvia Thomas, Head of the Hospice at Home team, added: “Our dedicated healthcare teams provide specialist and compassionate care for people in their own homes in the last 12 weeks of life, creating a safe, supportive environment so families do not feel alone and the patient’s wish to receive end-of-life care at home is met. However, we couldn’t reach all the people that need us without the support of businesses and individuals in our local community generously donating and fundraising for us.

“The news that our friends at Invesco, who have supported our work for so many years, have decided to extend their sponsorship of one of our Sue Ryder Nurses for a fourth year comes as a tremendous boost to us all at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire. This is an incredibly generous gift and we are so grateful.”

Claire Myers, Head of CSR & Sponsorships at Invesco, said: “Sue Ryder touches the lives of so many families who are going through the most difficult time. We have supported the charity, in various ways, since 2007 and are delighted to be able to extend our sponsorship by another year, so nurses like Lindsey can continue to be there when it matters.”

Alongside her colleagues, Lindsey works to provide palliative care services to people in their own homes in the community.

Lindsey adds: “We cover a large geographical area visiting patients in their own homes. We support them with personal care and symptom management as needed.

“We are also there to support the family of the patient with anything they need. Quite often we visit patients up to three times a day if they are unsettled or we are concerned about them. It’s so important that patients and their families can receive support from us, physically and emotionally. It’s a great honour to be there for someone at that point in their life and offer that reassurance and support.”

 

 

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