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Why I volunteer – Graeme

Meet Graeme Walker, a retired Worcester man who recently started volunteering for St Richard’s. Here Graeme, a former area sales manager for  anchoring and fixing manufacturer Rawlplug Ltd, explains how the experience has changed his view of hospices. ‘My decision to volunteer at St Richard’s was a bit of a lightbulb moment.  My wife Louise… Read more »

On the hunt for knitted giraffes

Organisers of the city’s forthcoming giraffe trail are calling upon enthusiastic knitters and stitchers to start casting on for a summer knit along. Worcester Stands Tall, A Wild in Art event brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice, is encouraging residents to donate knitted giraffes to support the project. Hundreds of knitted and crochet… Read more »

Be an ‘explorer’ on Safari Walk

A hospice team is calling for giraffe-lovers to join a safari-themed walk around the city this summer. The St Richard’s Hospice Safari Walk will take place on Sunday, July 22 starting from Worcester Racecourse in Grand Stand Road at 10am. Covering approximately either three or six miles, the walk takes in a series of decorated,… Read more »

Long-serving volunteer to receive medal

A dedicated volunteer who has spent almost four decades serving a local hospice, has been honoured with a prestigious award. Clare Norton, from St John’s in Worcester, has been nominated by St Richard’s Hospice to receive the accolade – which is titled Badge of the Order of Mercy – and will collect it at a… Read more »

Race the dragon for hospice

A team of Worcestershire netball players and their friends will be taking to the water later this summer in aid of a local hospice. Members of the Malvern-based Halo netball team will be taking part in Worcester’s annual charity dragon boat race event in order to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Organised by Worcester… Read more »

Hospice chosen as Isoman’s charity of the year

The organisation behind the challenging Isoman Triathlon has chosen St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester as its Charity of the Year 2018. Individuals will be raising funds for the hospice at a number of events this year, including one at Arrow Valley Countryside Centre in Redditch on Saturday 30 June. This is the second year running… Read more »

Weeks away to Woo Fest

One of Worcestershire’s most popular music festivals is returning to the county this summer. Woo Fest – which raises money exclusively for St Richard’s Hospice – will be held on Saturday 7 July at The Drum and Monkey near Upton-upon-Severn and is suitable for all ages. This will be the festival’s fourth year; last year… Read more »

Carers celebrated at special hospice event

  The tireless work of carers who provide essential support and practical care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses is being celebrated this week. St Richard’s Hospice – based in Worcester – held a Carers’ Tea Party on Tuesday 12 June as part of its support of national Carers’ Week. Carers’ Week is an annual… Read more »

Local dealership supports hospice with car scheme

A Worcestershire car dealership has pledged to support a local hospice with donations. PJ Nicholls Ltd – which has dealerships in Malvern, Pershore, Evesham and Tewkesbury – has announced it will support St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester by donating £100 from each new stock car sold. The firm decided to nominate the hospice as its… Read more »

Inspirational speaker lined-up for hospice event

A motivational speaker whose life was changed by the consequences of a single punch will appear at a hospice event. St Richard’s Hospice is holding a breakfast event at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Friday, 29th June – featuring Jamie Denyer. After his beloved nephew was killed by just one punch in 2012,… Read more »