The house at Cavendish in Suffolk, which became the Headquarters of Sue Ryder’s charity, was originally owned by Sue’s mother, Mabel. It was also where Lady Ryder and Group Captain Leonard Cheshire spent their married life and brought up their children. The family lived in a small flat in the building and shared their home with care home residents, the first of which were concentration camp survivors from Poland.

The house was sold after the death of Lady Ryder in 2000, and is now owned by a different trust, who operate it as a care home. In 2019 a Sue Ryder remembrance room was set up in the building to commemorate the work of Lady Ryder.

Leonard and Sue with their children