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Buy your tickets now to win hospice car raffle

14th March 2016

One lucky winner will be picked from thousands in just over two weeks to drive away a brand new KIA Rio in the St Richard’s Hospice annual car raffle.

The charity is urging anyone who hasn’t yet bought a ticket to go online to http://www.strichards.org.uk/raise-funds/car-raffle/ where they can be purchased for just £2 each.

Thanks to support from the community, ticket sales have already raised over £26,000 towards the hospice’s care to patients and their families living with life-threatening illnesses.

The raffle is kindly sponsored by Edwards Motors, Worcester Racecourse, The Valley, Gemini ARC and Droitwich Print.

Charlie Homer, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser said, “We have been out and about selling raffle tickets all across Worcestershire and have been delighted with the support.  It’s a great prize to win the KIA Rio with three years’ servicing package and with just weeks to go we don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity to buy tickets. It’s so easy to do online and all the funds help support our care of patients and families.”

Supporters who have received printed raffle tickets are asked to please return payment, counterfoils and any unsold tickets by 10am Thursday, 24th March to St Richard’s Hospice at Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT. The raffle will be drawn at 2pm on Thursday, 31st March.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.

Photo caption left front to back: Dave Sargeant,(Gemini ARC); Jayne Sargeant, St Richard's Hospice; Mark Hanson (Droitwich Print) and  Gerwyn Perring-Hughes (Edwards Motors). Right front to back, Adrian Edwards (Edwards Motors); Phil Coleman (Gemini ARC); Phil Maclean (The Valley)

Photo caption left front to back: Dave Sargeant,(Gemini ARC); Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Hospice; Mark Hanson (Droitwich Print) and Gerwyn Perring-Hughes (Edwards Motors). Right front to back, Adrian Edwards (Edwards Motors); Phil Coleman (Gemini ARC); Phil Maclean (The Valley)

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.