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Bankers get muddy to raise thousands for hospice

19th August 2015

Colleagues from NatWest demonstrated their team spirit when they took part in an endurance race, raising over £4,200 to help St Richard’s Hospice provide compassionate care to patients with live-threatening illnesses and support their families.

The group of 12 colleagues needed all of their team spirit when they lined up for the Mud Runner challenge on 28th June in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The team tackled the Oblivion Mud Runner course, a muddy 10km/ 6 mile run around the Eastnor Castle Estate near Malvern, interspersed at regular intervals by challenging obstacles.

The team, who are used to work closely together in the office, made good use of their team cohesion as well as their physical stamina and endurance to successfully navigate the uncompromising course designed to test the limits of off-road vehicles.

The team chose St Richard’s Hospice as the charity they wanted to support as many have family connections with the hospice, and know people who have been cared for or have worked at the hospice.

John Meehan, Director of Worcester Commercial office, Natwest, said; “We were delighted to be able to support such a vital charity to the local community and are aiming to take part in another event next year.”

There is still time to donate to their fund, visit www.justgiving.com/wheresthenearestpub/

 

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.