24th January 2017

Bagpipes herald Burns Night for hospice

Guests celebrated Burns Night in style in Malvern at the weekend (21st Jan) and raised £9,000 for St Richard’s Hospice care.

More than 160 people celebrated Robert Burns and all things Scottish at the Abbey Hotel in Malvern, complete with bagpipes and an address to the haggis.

Guests were treated to a three course dinner followed by toasts and poetry before dancing the night away to the accompaniment of The Whole Caboodle band.

St Richard’s Hospice Fundraising manager, Rachel Jones, said:  “This was a  really fun and successful night where everyone got into the Scottish spirit. The haggis was piped in by Jamie Russell and the rousing address was delivered by toastmaster Alan Feeney. We enjoyed the toasts, poems, meal, whiskey and fantastic Ceilidh dancing. “

Mark Pudge & Steven KayShe added, “Special thanks to everyone who attended for their generosity; to Bob and Jane Pudge for their support; Will Kerton from Knight Frank auctioneer;  The Whole Caboodle band and Alan Feeney toastmaster. The Abbey Hotel in Malvern also did us proud and nothing was too much trouble. This was a fantastic amount raised raised for our hospice care which is a fantastic result from a very enjoyable evening”.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.