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Youngster thrilled with Ed Sheeran guitar gift

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A budding young musician was thrilled to receive a guitar signed by superstar singer Ed Sheeran – which his dad won in a hospice auction. Keith, from Worcester, decided to support St Richard’s Hospice by bidding in its online auction and gave his 12-year-old son, Adam, the guitar as a surprise on Christmas Day. His… Read more »

Christmas tree recycling raises thousands

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After a fantastic few days more than 860 Christmas trees have been collected from homes across the county – raising a tremendous £10,000. From Friday, 12th January to Sunday, 14th January, teams of volunteers from a host of organisations were out collecting trees – before taking them to be recycled. We ran the campaign in partnership… Read more »

Find designer brands at new hospice shop

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St Richard’s Hospice is excited to announce it is opening a new shop in Bromsgrove this February – boasting an array of high-end and vintage fashion. The shop, called Déjà Vu, is a dress agency which gives customers the chance to sell their designer items and receive a percentage back – while supporting the Worcester-based… Read more »

Hospice helps mother see daughter’s wedding

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A mother receiving palliative care surprised her daughter on her wedding day by arriving at the ceremony – thanks to a hospice team. Glynis Benton, from Evesham, lives with cancer and is currently being cared for at the St Richard’s Hospice In-patient Unit in Worcester. Staff at St Richard’s ensured the 68-year-old was able to… Read more »

Auctioneer wins tough TV quiz for hospice

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A local auctioneer and antiques expert won Celebrity Mastermind to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. Philip Serrell, who is a patron of St Richard’s, put his knowledge to the test in the tough gameshow, which was broadcast on BBC1 shortly after Christmas. The Bargain Hunt and Flog It! auctioneer won the highest… Read more »

Walker takes on trek for hospice

Margaret Kilner

Good luck to Margaret with the final leg of her epic trek around the Norfolk county boundary. So far, she has walked 256 miles in 12 days and is raising money for our care along the way. Margaret was partly inspired to do the walk in memory of her mum, who was cared for at… Read more »

Brave fundraisers take on Santa skydive

Steve Borwell-Fox braves the Santa Skydive

A daring group of festive fundraisers soared to dizzying heights for a Santa skydive – raising thousands of pounds for hospice care. The Santa Skydive took place in December at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield in Northamptonshire and was in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Among the eight Santas braving the 10,000ft jump was 84-year-old Val Baylis from… Read more »

Worcester Wolves share skills with Men’s Space group

Men's Space visit Worcester Wolves

Worcestershire men living life-limiting illnesses were welcomed to a recent training session with Worcester Wolves to discover more about basketball. The men, who are all supported by St Richard’s Hospice, took time out to meet some of the players at the University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road in the city. The visit was part… Read more »

Puppy love

George with Ruby the boxer puppy

We love welcoming pets here at the hospice so were thrilled when George brought in his 10-week old puppy Ruby. The adorable boxer pup was on her way to have a cuddle with George’s grampy Michael who is being cared for in our In-patient Unit.