Broadway Trust supports hospice care

4th May 2016

The Broadway Trust hosted an evening with Philip Serrell and raised £640 for St Richard’s Hospice.

The Trust invited Philip Serrell, a Patron of the hospice, to give an illustrated talk to its members. The group enjoyed an entertaining speech on the theme of ‘An Auctioneer’s Lot’ and learnt about Mr Serrell’s start in the business with lively tales of livestock encounters. Philip also recounted some remarkable stories of discovering valuable antiques which he then sold from his auction-room in Malvern. Since these beginnings he has developed a successful career as a local auctioneer and TV personality from shows such as BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

Robin Goldsmith, Chairman of The Broadway Trust, said; “Philip is a wonderful raconteur and delighted the audience of nearly 100 with his talk. His trademark scarf was also in evidence. When we approached him to speak to the group, he asked that we make a contribution to St Richard’s. We were, of course delighted to do so and are very pleased to be able to present this cheque for £640.”

Tricia Cavell, Director of Fundraising at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We are always delighted when community groups such as the Broadway Trust raise funds for St Richard’s as we are largely dependent on voluntary donations to provide hospice services and care. We are very grateful to the members of the Broadway Trust for this generous donation.”

The Broadway Trust was established in 1965 to encourage high standards of architecture and planning in Broadway. It aims to encourage the preservation, protection and development of Broadway, while educating the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the village. The Broadway Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission. Its trustees all live in Broadway.

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.