Barn dance raises the roof as well as funds

3rd July 2018

A barn dance held earlier this month has raised more than £3,000 for a local hospice.

The event – which welcomed one of Worcester’s best and liveliest ceilidh bands – was in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

St Richard’s Hospice welcomed The Whole Caboodle at the June event with the 100 party goers enjoying a fun night of dancing.

The event took place on Saturday 16 June at Churchfields Farm, Droitwich.

Ria Simons, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice said : “Our barn dance was such a fun event and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the guests who came along.  It is so heart warming when people attending our events not only raise funds for our care but also have a fabulous time into the bargain!  We would like to thank all those who took part and came along and raising such an impressive amount of money!”

The Whole Caboodle is based in Worcester and play traditional and contemporary folk dance tunes and call dances from all over Britain and beyond. They also have a selection of classic pop hits from the sixties and seventies so that party-goers can have a freestyle bop too.

Tickets included a home-made burger, cheese platter and ice cream.

The event was kindly sponsored by the St Richard’s Hospice Business Patrons.

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: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • 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.