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Long-serving volunteer to receive medal

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A tireless volunteer has had more than 30-years of dedicated work honoured with a prestigious award. Hana Reid, who lives in Evesham, has volunteered at St Richard’s Hospice since its beginnings in the early 1980s and will be presented with a medal from the League of Mercy Foundation this July. The former nurse was nominated… Read more »

‘Why I volunteer for St Richard’s’

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A dedicated volunteer is marking more than a year since he began donating his time to St Richard’s Hospice. Clive Willcox, who lives in Fernhill Heath, became a hospice volunteer in 2016 after his wife, Val, was cared for by staff at St Richard’s. Mrs Willcox was 64-years-old when she died at the hospice after… Read more »

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

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The hospice is currently celebrating all its fantastic volunteers as part of national #VolunteersWeek. As part of our celebrations, we have asked a number of volunteers to tell us why they enjoy giving up their time to help at the hospice. Here are some of their stories:     Barbara Young, Day Hospice volunteer As… Read more »

Dedicated volunteers drive 80,000 miles for hospice

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A dedicated pair of volunteer drivers have had their hard work recognised after clocking up more than 80,000 miles for St Richard’s Hospice. Mary and Mike Hammond, from Evesham, were presented with The Geoff Palmer Vocational Award 2017 from The Rotary Club of Worcester Severn for tirelessly driving patients to and from the hospice in… Read more »

Celebration week recognises vital work of volunteers

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Celebrations are under way to recognise the dedicated work of nearly 1,000 volunteers across the St Richard’s Hospice community. A ‘thank you’ board has been placed in the reception area at St Richard’s in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, to mark national Volunteers’ Week which runs from Thursday 1 June to Wednesday 7 June. On Friday 9 June, St… Read more »

Help make hospice events a success this summer

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Organisers of some of St Richard’s Hospices’ most popular events are calling for volunteer help this summer. The charity is looking for support to ensure the smooth running of the following events : Saturday 20 May, Malvern Hills Walk – marshals and registration desk help, from 8.00am onwards; Sunday 21 May, Worcester Marathon – marshals… Read more »

Shaping futures – become a volunteer

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“Two weeks before a patient died, she asked if she could have her hair coloured.  Her husband had never seen her with grey hair and she wanted him to remember her as she had always been.” These are the words of one of St Richard’s Hospices’ volunteer hairdressers and one of the many poignant stories… Read more »

Volunteering is about getting out and doing something”

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Volunteers in our St Swithin’s Street charity shop and cafe in Worcester share their thoughts on what motivates them to volunteer. Lynne Morgan-Green,  70 Why do I volunteer? I used to work at my family business and I was very active until I retired. But after I retired I just needed to keep working, I… Read more »

Volunteers help hospice garden grow

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A team of kind-hearted volunteers have helped plant up new borders at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. Almost 20 people from Medtronic, based in Watford, spent the day digging and planting  in the hospice grounds as a thank you to the charity for its care of Laura Walker, the daughter of Sales Director, Mark Kerrigan…. Read more »

Shop volunteers’ gifts of time

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 Volunteers are giving St Richard’s Hospice a festive boost thanks to answering the call for more people to donate gifts of time in the charity’s shops.  St Richard’s Hospice was encouraging more people to step forward and sign up to their campaign aimed at recruiting 101 volunteers in 101 days to help run the charity’s… Read more »