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Christmas tree recycling raises thousands

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After a fantastic few days more than 860 Christmas trees have been collected from homes across the county – raising a tremendous £10,000. From Friday, 12th January to Sunday, 14th January, teams of volunteers from a host of organisations were out collecting trees – before taking them to be recycled. We ran the campaign in partnership… Read more »

Auctioneer wins tough TV quiz for hospice

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A local auctioneer and antiques expert won Celebrity Mastermind to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. Philip Serrell, who is a patron of St Richard’s, put his knowledge to the test in the tough gameshow, which was broadcast on BBC1 shortly after Christmas. The Bargain Hunt and Flog It! auctioneer won the highest… Read more »

Walker takes on trek for hospice

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Good luck to Margaret with the final leg of her epic trek around the Norfolk county boundary. So far, she has walked 256 miles in 12 days and is raising money for our care along the way. Margaret was partly inspired to do the walk in memory of her mum, who was cared for at… Read more »

Ed Sheeran donates signed guitar to hospice

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News update: We’re delighted to say our signed Ed Sheeran guitar has been auctioned to a local person for £4,500! The money will go towards supporting our free hospice care.  Thanks to Ed – and to everyone for bidding in the auction!     Superstar musician Ed Sheeran MBE has donated a signed guitar to help raise… Read more »

Hospice benefits from centenary grant

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SPAR Retail and distribution company A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has awarded St Richard’s Hospice a grant of £1,917 through its charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation. The family owned company marked its centenary this year by launching a 1917 Heritage Grants Scheme to support local good causes across its trading area. The company accepted applications… Read more »

Tree recycling scheme takes hassle out of festive clear-up

Richard Curzon and Ed Whiteman, from the hospice’s Maintenance team, help recycle Christmas trees

St Richard’s Hospice has joined forces with businesses across the county to deliver its Christmas tree recycling campaign. The hospice – along with host of volunteers – is preparing to run its tree recycling scheme again early in the New Year. From Friday, 12th January to Sunday, 14th January, teams of volunteers from a host… Read more »

Sugarcraft donation the icing on the cake

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A host of beautifully decorated cakes have been donated to St Richard’s Hospice to help raise money for its care. Talented members of the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, which meets in Droitwich, made 27 iced cakes which will be raffled, sold and auctioned to support the hospice. Among the creations hand-crafted from… Read more »

Hand-made cathedral donated to hospice

Carolyn Day and Samantha Andrews with the cathedral

A talented hospice supporter has donated a hand-made version of Worcester Cathedral to help raise money for charity. Ros Morris, whose uncle Phil Day was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice, spent months carefully crafting the model using a technique similar to cross stitch. Basing her design on photographs of the historic structure, she weaved… Read more »

Students turn fivers into thousands for hospice

(l-r) Michael Fieldhouse, Headteacher, George Yardley, Scarlett Leatham, Laura Webb, Jenny Rudge, Tom Oleksy (front)

Enterprising students at a Malvern school have raised more than £2,000 to support hospice care. Pupils from The Chase School took part in the Flourishing Fivers campaign run by St Richard’s Hospice and organised a variety of fundraising events. Activities included gunge the teacher, car washing, cake sales and bag packing – raising a tremendous… Read more »