The Story of Sue Ryder
This is Sue Ryder’s work during and after the Second World War in Poland and the UK
The Cheshire Story
Leonard Cheshire was World War 2’s most highly decorated airman, but what he achieved after the War was even more remarkable. Together with his wife Sue Ryder, Leonard established more than 400 homes in over 50 countries for people who were sick or who had a disability. This inspirational video tells the story in his own words during his visit to Australia in 1970.
Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw – ‘Remembrance’
An older Sue Ryder reflects on political events before and after WWII, and the impact on the people of Poland. During the war she was involved with the Special Operations Executive and worked closely with mostly young men being prepared to re-enter Poland to fight with the resistance movement. After the War she worked extensively to alleviate the suffering of those left homeless and destitute.
In the early days of Raphael, during the 1960s and 70s, high priority was given to tackling the rampant diseases of tuberculosis and leprosy and caring for the children of those with leprosy. A clinic was established to treat TB, and Australian Nurse Anne Young (now Boyd), extended the service to villages in the surrounding hills. In addition to her work in the clinic she travelled regularly to provide diagnosis, medicine and follow-up to the villagers, under very difficult conditions.
People with a wide range of disabilities were also cared for at Raphael.
Two Occupational Therapy students from Flinders University volunteered at Klibur Domin
Sarah and Natalia, two students from Flinders University, SA, spent eight weeks volunteering at Klibur Domin, gaining practical experience as part of the coursework for their Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. They prepared this Power Point presentation to show their fellow students and lecturers about their work and achievements during the placement. Their contribution to the rehabilitation program has been greatly appreciated.