Everything starts at home
Sue Ryder was born in 1923. In Scarcroft, Yorkshire, her affluent family house neighboured slums, which she described as awful in her biography. Sue, her siblings and poor children from the neighbourhood played together in the beautiful garden of Sue’s house, where everyone was served with sandwiches and sweets. Since she was a child, Sue saw poverty and voluntary work of her parents and their friends for the sick and poor at the same time. The attitude of her parents, particularly mother, had a great impact on Sue Ryder’s whole life. She inherited “hot and true interest in people, their desires and needs” from her mother.