Weronika and Mateusz receiving their certificates

Winners of Sue Ryder Award 2021

Monday 27th September 2021

In the Autumn of 2020, as part of the lead up to the Centenary of Sue Ryder’s birth in 2024, the Trust launched a Sue Ryder Award, in the form of an Essay Competition for children aged 11-14, when children were asked to learn about Sue Ryder and to become the Sue Ryders of tomorrow.

We were delighted to receive entries from the Sue Ryder School in Poland.    


We are pleased to share the entries in the form of poems written by Weronika and Mateusz.  English is their second language.


Weronika's poem:


Bounteous, Intelligent, Great


Big heart

Big brain

Big bravery

A little girl with a happy face


Big heart

Big brain

Big bravery

A young woman

Who saw a friend in every man


Big heart

Big brain

Big bravery

An adult who could help the world


Big heart

Big brain

Big bravery

You’re still here

In tiny rosemary




Mateusz's poem:


Lady Sue Ryder


Lady Sue Ryder is our patron

100 hundred years, after her birthday, we celebrate…

Cause her character

Was as much good, as I can’t write here.


She visited prisoners to help them much

And they were very thankful for this…

Cause Lady Sue Ryder was a good person

She’s as much good as I can’t write here.


She helped in hospitals, ill people came healthy

And they were very thankful.

She’s as helpful, as I can’t write here.


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