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CHARITY workers have hit the streets of Peterborough to appeal for help to secure £50,000 to help terminally ill people in Albania.

Each year, Sue Ryder Care’s Ryder Albania Hospice provides home-based medical, psychological and social care to more than 2,500 terminally ill people and their families in two of the country’s biggest cities, Tirana and Durres.

However, Ryder Albania is now under threat of closure due to lack of voluntary funding.

It urgently needs to secure £50,000 this financial year to continue to support people living with life limiting conditions such as cancer to die in dignity and pain free.

Sue Ryder care representatives were at Queensgate Shopping Centre on Saturday to mark World Hospice Day and raise awareness of the £50,000 appeal, plus the work Sue Ryder does in the UK to provide hospices and palliative care.

Fund-raiser at Sue Ryder Care at Thorpe Hall Hospice, in Longthorpe, Peterborough, Emma Long said: “The day was a great success and we would like to thank Queensgate for allowing us to promote the day as part of their charity support.

“I really hope that people will choose to support Sue Ryder Care not only in the UK but in Albania, too.”

By Nick Reinis

Sources and links:

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Charity-urgently-needs-funding-for.5742267.jp
http://www.suerydercare.org/albania