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Runner completes 50 half marathons for hospice

A determined runner has completed 50 half marathons in a year to raise money for the hospice which cared for his wife. Mark Henderson challenged himself to run 50 half marathons – or 650 miles – to celebrate his 50th birthday and finished his last race in Las Vegas. In 2011, Mr Henderson’s wife –… Read more »

Family to illuminate house for hospice close to heart

A dedicated fundraiser will illuminate his house in a dazzling display of Christmas lights to raise money for a hospice close to his family’s heart. Steve Symonds, who lives in Whitbourne, and his family will host the grand switch on event on Saturday, December 8 at 6.30pm. Flicking the switch will be Britain’s Got Talent… Read more »

Army Cadet volunteer gains skills for life

I’m 14 years old and I have been an Army Cadet for just over 12 months.  The cadets recently gave me the opportunity to gain a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  As part of this I am required to undertake a period of volunteering.  Sadly my grandad passed away from terminal illness when I was… Read more »

Thousands raised in memory of cyclist

More than £7,000 has been raised for the hospice which cared for a keen cyclist before he died. Keith Stoneham, from Fernhill Heath, had cancer and was cared for by the St Richard’s Hospice community team before he died in 2017 aged 48. Earlier this year, Stuart Summers and Ian Smith (pictured left) – of… Read more »

Get into Christmas spirit at our Festive Lunch

Guests are invited to join a hospice for its annual fundraising lunch event this Christmas. The St Richard’s Hospice Festive Lunch takes place on Thursday, December 6 at The Bank House Hotel, in Bransford, near Worcester. Alongside a three-course lunch, guests can do a spot of Christmas shopping as there will be an array of… Read more »

Join us for Santa Dash

St Richard’s Hospice is inviting families and friends to join them for a festive fun-run along the river Severn dressed as Father Christmas. The St Richard’s Hospice Santa Dash takes place on Sunday, December 16 and will see crowds of runners take on the two-mile jog. The route starts at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, in… Read more »

MP plants sapling at hospice

St Richard’s Hospice was delighted to welcome Worcester MP Robin Walker to plant a Rowan tree sapling on Friday, 2nd November. Mr Walker presented hospice Chief Executive June Patel and Chairman John Bawden with the sapling, before potting it in the greenhouse where it will be nurtured before it’s ready to be planted out. The… Read more »

Join hospice team for glamorous Snowdrop Ball

Guests are invited to put on their glad rags and join a hospice team for its glitzy, annual fundraising ball. The St Richard’s Hospice Snowdrop Ball will be held at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Saturday, 17th November. On the night, guests will be treated to a drinks reception, three course meal, grand… Read more »

Fun-runners take on Halloween challenge

Pumpkins, witches, skeletons and zombies descended on a city park for the St Richard’s Hospice Halloween Run – raising more than £5,000. More than 200 fun-runners braved the cold on Sunday, October 28 to take on the course at Worcester Woods Country Park. Friends, families and colleagues dressed up in their most terrifying fancy dress… Read more »

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory of loved ones at a range of moving hospice services this winter. In the weeks leading to Christmas, there will be six St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services or events – offering the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved… Read more »