Argos team gives helping hand

8th August 2016

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 of the day to improve efficiency in sorting the donations and delivering them to its local charity shops.
With the blue print and plans designed in advance by St Richard’s commercial director, nurses from the hospice joined forces with the Argos team to bring them to life in just eight hours.

Dan Corns, commercial director at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We were delighted to welcome the team from Argos to help us reorganise our warehouse and are very grateful for the support. The new system is making it so much easier for us to manage the large volume of donations we receive and stock our stores with high quality pre-loved items. Each year, our 17 stores raise nearly £2.4million to help fund the excellent care and support everyone here at St Richard’s provides each and every day.”
Argos store manager, Shaun Saunders, was part of the team and added: “St Richard’s provides a fantastic level of support to its patients and their families, so it was a pleasure for us to be able to help in any way that we could. As it happens, the team from Argos was able to use its extensive knowledge and experience within a retail environment to successfully rise to the challenge, getting the warehouse in shape to help continue the vital work that the charity undertakes.”
St Richard’s Hospice relies on donations, support and volunteers to continue its work. Anyone interested in volunteering can attend Open Information Evenings to discuss with staff where they believe individual skills would be best suited. For more information about attending email or call 01905 763963.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.