Posts By: Helen Griffee

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones this festive season, in the annual St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love campaign. For almost two decades St Richard’s has held Lights of Love church services and events in Worcestershire. However, this year the restrictions to help keep people safe from… Read more »

Coronavirus (Covid-19): update

St Richard’s Hospice cares for people with serious progressive illnesses so it is important we take all reasonable steps to protect the wellbeing of those using our services, as well as those working and volunteering for the hospice. This is particularly relevant during the coronavirus pandemic. Our aim is to maintain all our services and… Read more »

When, where and how you can donate to shops

If you’ve been having a clear-out during lockdown, you can take your good-quality, resaleable items to collection points at the designated stores below on set days and times. Read on for information on how to donate, and the latest guidance on furniture collections. Please note We are not currently accepting donations at any of our… Read more »

Remembering mum

This beautiful and moving short film, was created by Josh Graesser, 16, in memory of his mum Sue, who was cared for by St Richard’s.  #IRemember Our heartfelt thanks to Josh for sharing his memories and helping to normalise the conversation around death, dying and grief. Over to Josh in his own words: “I came… Read more »

Hospice celebrates donation for digital care

A Worcestershire hospice is celebrating a £100,000 donation from Barclays to boost its online care and support for patients and families in the county during the coronavirus pandemic. St Richard’s Hospice was chosen as one of just 100 UK charities to be given the donation as part of a £10m package from Barclays Covid-19 Community… Read more »

Vandals smash hospice shop window

Droitwich shop window and door painted dark blue with white hospice name above the window

**Update** – We have received a thoughtful, anonymous donation from a supporter to cover the costs of repairing the shop window. A huge thank you from all at St Richard’s. Vandals smashed a hospice shop window in Droitwich, leaving the charity facing an £800 repair bill. The manager of the St Richard’s Hospice charity shop… Read more »

Moving hospice day services to a virtual model

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the St Richard’s Living Well services have temporarily switched to a virtual model, with support offered using technology. The Living Well Centre team provides a wide variety of virtual services via telephone or video calls. Their core vision is to enable our patients and their families to live well, have… Read more »

Chair of hospice to step down after 16 years of dedicated service

The long-standing Chairman of Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice has announced he will step down in April next year. John Bawden has given 16 years of dedicated volunteer service to the hospice. He took on the Chairmanship in 2007 after previously spending three years as a hospice governor and Vice Chairman of the successful St Richard’s New Hospice Appeal…. Read more »

Watch a recording of the AGM 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020 This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the St Richard’s Annual General Meeting was held virtually. You can watch a recording of the meeting by clicking on the link above. Alternatively, follow this link to watch the video on YouTube. Annual Review 2019-20 You can read the St Richard’s Annual Review… Read more »

Virtual tai chi

This week we’ve held our first virtual tai chi session with patients taking part in their own homes. Therapy Team Leader Alex, supported by physiotherapist Charlotte, was in the hospice in Worcester leading the seated tai chi class via Zoom for patients who would normally attend the face to face course. Alex said, “Seated tai… Read more »