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Help make hospice events a success this summer

volunteers at worcester races

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”

St Swithin's street shop volunteers Marion Woodhouse and Margaret Fluellen

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 »

Final push for 101 hospice shop volunteers

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  St Richard’s Hospice is 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 stores across Worcestershire. The 17 high street stores are the charity’s face within the community and last year their shops achieved a turnover of £2.4m… Read more »

Will you be the 1?

Malvern Link shop Youth Team Iona, Annie and Fran

St Richard’s Hospice has launched a new campaign aimed at recruiting 101 volunteers in 101 days to help run the charity’s 17 stores across Worcestershire. The high street stores are the charity’s face within the community and last year their shops achieved a turnover of £2.37m through the sale of good quality clothes, bric-a-brac, books… Read more »

Argos team gives helping hand

Argos team and nurses at warehouse

St Richard’s Hospice, has received a helping hand from Argos with 30 of the company’s managers recently supporting the reorganisation of its extensive warehouse during a volunteering day. St Richard’s 18,000 square foot warehouse houses a wide range of generous public donations from furniture and antiques to books, clothes and bric-a-brac – with the aim… Read more »

Hospice recognises vital support of volunteers

Andrew Farthing volunteer at St Swithin's St book shop

Volunteers who offer their skills and experience to help St Richard’s Hospice care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their families are being recognised in a series of events. The week of events marks national Volunteers Week, 1-12th June, which aims to celebrate the contribution that volunteers make to their communities. Almost 1,000 volunteers… Read more »

Rugby league team dig deep to help

Hull Kingston Rovers

Lovely to welcome new volunteers from Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league today who were busy trimming hedges and tidying our hospice garden. The guys were on a team building and leadership initiative involving tasks around the country over 3 days. Big thanks for all your help. http://www.hullkr.co.uk/on-the-pitch/news/article/squad-embark-on-unique-pre-season-camp