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Hospice ‘helped put my life back together’

A Worcestershire career civil servant says counselling by St Richard’s Hospice ‘helped put her back together’ after the death of her beloved husband. Jane Murphy’s husband Paul died at the Worcester-based hospice just over a year ago, aged just 51. The couple had been together for 31 years and Jane was devastated by bereavement. She… Read more »

Antiques expert helps raise hospice cash

Antiques expert and broadcaster Henry Sandon entertained 70 guests with a lively talk at a charity lunch held at Broadway Golf Club. The event was organised by St Richard’s Hospice patron, Sonia Woolven, and Barry Bovey of the Broadway hospice supporters group and was kindly sponsored by Broadway Financial planning. The lunch included a talk… Read more »

Couple tie-the-knot at hospice

A couple had their wedding at a hospice surrounded by loved ones after the bride was admitted with a brain tumour. Gala Rowley married her long-term partner Mike Lomax at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, on Saturday, 18 March. At the age of 27, Ms Rowley-Lomax was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour which, after treatment,… Read more »

Enjoy scenic countryside run for hospice

Runners can sign-up for an annual run through fields and open countryside around a village in aid of hospice care. The Scenic Six, run by St Richard’s Hospice, takes place at 11am on Sunday, April 22 in and around Peopleton, near Pershore. The event is named after the course – which is a six mile… Read more »

Decorate Easter bonnets for competition

Youngsters are being invited to get creative and decorate hats for an Easter bonnet competition supporting a local hospice. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, is calling on schools to host fun parades showcasing the creative work of pupils – with Easter egg prizes up-for-grabs. Any school can take part by hosting a parade and… Read more »

Patient pens snowdrop-inspired poem

A patient at St Richard’s Hospice has penned a poem inspired by the charity’s emblem, a snowdrop. Ivy Lee, who attends Day Hospice, has written many poems – including ‘The Snowdrop’, which can be read below. The logo of St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, contains a snowdrop – which represents a message of hope…. Read more »

Hospices lottery winner praises care

A Worcester man has scooped almost £3,000 on the Worcestershire Hospices roll-over lottery. Mr John Weston joined the Hospices Lottery as a member in 1999 soon after it was first set up to raise funds for local hospice care. It was not until his wife Jean was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2008 that… Read more »

Volunteers kept up-to-date at Day Services meeting

We had a great get-together for all our fantastic Day Services volunteers, keeping everyone up-to-date with progress our building work and to say thank you for their continued support. We are so grateful for the tireless work of all our volunteers across every hospice department – thank you everyone! If you are interested in becoming… Read more »

Hundreds donated to hospice thanks to employees’ safety record

Employees at an industrial gas manufacturing company have chosen a Worcester hospice to receive hundreds of pounds. Air Products, based in Prescott Drive, Worcester, donated £850 to St Richard’s Hospice through a safety incentive scheme run by the company. Air Products’ employees that achieve an excellent performance record are awarded a sum of money that… Read more »

Ball raises tremendous total for hospice

  Guests dressed to impress at a glittering masquerade ball which raised more than £7,500 for a Worcester hospice. The King’s Hawford Masquerade Ball, held at Stanbrook Abbey in Callow End, saw around 140 guests enjoy a glamorous evening – while helping to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. The evening was hosted by King’s… Read more »