Sue Ryder

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Margaret Susan Cheshire, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Lady Cheshire (3 July 1924 – 2 November 2000), best known as Sue Ryder, was a British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, who afterwards led many charitable organisations, notably the charity named in her honour.wikipedia
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Special Operations Executive

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Margaret Susan Cheshire, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Lady Cheshire (3 July 1924 – 2 November 2000), best known as Sue Ryder, was a British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, who afterwards led many charitable organisations, notably the charity named in her honour. When World War II broke out, she volunteered to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, even though she was only 15, and she was soon assigned to the Polish section of the Special Operations Executive.
Sue Ryder chose the title Baroness Ryder of Warsaw in honour of these operations.

Leonard Cheshire Disability

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In 1959 Ryder married Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC (later Lord Cheshire), the founder of the major UK charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.
The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation was set up by Leonard Cheshire and his wife Sue Ryder at the time of their marriage in 1959.

Benenden School

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Margaret Susan Ryder was born in 1924 in Leeds, and educated at Benenden School.
Sue Ryder, founder of the Sue Ryder Foundation

Sue Ryder (charity)

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In 1953 she established the Sue Ryder Foundation (later renamed Sue Ryder Care and in 2011 changed to Sue Ryder).
Sue Ryder is a charity (originally called the Sue Ryder Foundation and more recently Sue Ryder Care) which was founded in 1953 by Sue Ryder, with the creation of a nursing home in Suffolk, UK.

Suffolk

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Ryder was made a life peer on 31 January 1979, being created Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, of Warsaw in Poland and of Cavendish in the County of Suffolk.
Charity leader Sue Ryder settled in Suffolk and based her charity in Cavendish.

Cavendish, Suffolk

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Ryder was made a life peer on 31 January 1979, being created Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, of Warsaw in Poland and of Cavendish in the County of Suffolk. At first Cavendish, Suffolk, was established by her following her relief work in Europe after the Second World War, as a home for concentration camp survivors and later to provide nursing care for the elderly and disabled.
Leonard Lord Cheshire and his wife Sue Ryder are buried in Cavendish Cemetery and there is a memorial to them within St Mary's Church.

Leonard Cheshire

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In 1959 Ryder married Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC (later Lord Cheshire), the founder of the major UK charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.
*The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation, set up by Leonard Cheshire and his wife Sue Ryder at the time of their marriage in 1959.

Leeds

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Margaret Susan Ryder was born in 1924 in Leeds, and educated at Benenden School.

World War II

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Margaret Susan Cheshire, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Lady Cheshire (3 July 1924 – 2 November 2000), best known as Sue Ryder, was a British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, who afterwards led many charitable organisations, notably the charity named in her honour. When World War II broke out, she volunteered to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, even though she was only 15, and she was soon assigned to the Polish section of the Special Operations Executive.

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

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When World War II broke out, she volunteered to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, even though she was only 15, and she was soon assigned to the Polish section of the Special Operations Executive.

Tunisia

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In 1943 she was posted to Tunisia and later to Italy.

Poland

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After the war was over, Ryder volunteered to do relief work, including some in Poland.

Catholic Church

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Both Cheshire and Ryder were Roman Catholic converts.

Variety, the Children's Charity

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They received a joint Variety Club Humanitarian Award in 1975.

Trustee

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In 1998 Sue Ryder retired as a trustee and severed her links with Sue Ryder Care following a dispute with the other trustees, whom she accused of betraying her guiding principles.

Lourdes

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Its work includes providing accommodation in Lourdes for handicapped pilgrims and their carers.

Life peer

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Ryder was made a life peer on 31 January 1979, being created Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, of Warsaw in Poland and of Cavendish in the County of Suffolk.

Warsaw

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Ryder was made a life peer on 31 January 1979, being created Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, of Warsaw in Poland and of Cavendish in the County of Suffolk.

House of Lords

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In the House of Lords, Ryder was involved in debates about defence, drug abuse, housing, medical services, unemployment and race relations.

Substance abuse

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In the House of Lords, Ryder was involved in debates about defence, drug abuse, housing, medical services, unemployment and race relations.

House

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In the House of Lords, Ryder was involved in debates about defence, drug abuse, housing, medical services, unemployment and race relations.

The Daily Telegraph

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This was repeated by The Daily Telegraph in her obituary in November 2000, adding that "Lady Ryder of Warsaw, better known as Sue Ryder, has died aged 77", as well as by the BBC and many other news sources.

Bury St Edmunds

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She died in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in 2000, aged 76.