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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 »

Temporary closure of shops and warehouse

Our shops and warehouse are now closed to the public due to the latest coronavirus lockdown restrictions to help keep everyone safe. Thank you for all your support and donations during the last year.  We really appreciate you helping to raise funds for our hospice care in this way. Please note we will not be… Read more »

Gifts bring smiles at Christmas

We’re spreading the joy of opening a Christmas gift, thanks to a wonderful donation of beautiful new toys.    The Fence Club has sent us six huge boxes full of toys which we hope will bring some fun and excitement to children we support, who are otherwise facing great sadness.   Head of Family Support,… Read more »

Benefits of yoga

One-to-one yoga sessions have made a big difference to the life of Carole, a chef and mum-of-two who is being supported by St Richard’s Hospice. Carole, 55, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer 19 months ago and has been having regular yoga classes with Sally, a St Richard’s social worker and trained yoga… Read more »

Managing grief at Christmas

  Jo Jones from Hospice UK has written this useful article about finding support and managing grief at Christmas. (courtesy of Dying Matters.org) Christmas can be a stressful period even at the best of times but coping with a loss at this time of year can really test the strongest of people. The festive season… Read more »

Supporting bereaved families at Christmas

Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time of year for many, particularly when a loved one has died. Family Support Manager, Matt Jackson, said, “It’s normal to feel emotional, sad and low at Christmas when we are bereaved. We miss our loved one who has died and the memories of Christmases past can be both… Read more »

Online creative sessions have positive impact

Patients are loving our online creative activities, particularly when they are more likely to be stuck at home to keep as safe as possible during the pandemic. Not only are they interesting virtual sessions in themselves; they can also have a positive impact on how a patient feels and their physical symptoms. Take Jacky, who… Read more »

Warehouse re-opens for donations on Tuesdays

The St Richard’s Hospice donation station at the charity’s Warehouse in Leigh Sinton will be open for donations on Tuesdays only from 17th November from 10am to 3pm or until the container is full. In particular, we’re calling for donations of cosy autumn/winter clothing and accessories in good condition, and household items. Christmas items from… Read more »

Freemasons’ boost for hospice

female nurse in personal protective equipment

Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice has received a grant of £1,935 from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire Freemason through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. (MCF) The grant will be used to help the hospice care for patients with a serious progressive illness and supporting their loved ones. This is just one of 203 grants to hospices… Read more »

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 »