7th June 2015

Can you help collect funds?

If you like meeting people and supporting a great local cause then St Richard’s Hospice would love to hear from you.

The Worcestershire charity is encouraging people to come forward and volunteer to help with street and store collections which take place around the county.

There are also options to volunteer at events selling raffle tickets or Christmas gift wrapping, all raising funds for the hospice’s care of patients and their families.

maren fischerSt Richard’s Hospice Fundraising Manager Rachel Jones said, “We are encouraging people who have an hour to spare now and again to come forward and volunteer. You will be part of a great team of St Richard’s volunteers, meet new people and help raise funds towards our care.”

She added, “as well as street and store collections we often need volunteer collectors at events such as Ladies Day at Worcester Races, cricket day, our festive lunch and others. It’s a great opportunity to support St Richard’s and do something interesting so it’s win, win!”

Ms Jones said, “We raised around £7,000 last year in our community street and store collections which really helps make a difference to funding our care. As an independent charity offering free care and support to patients and families we rely on kind-hearted donors and volunteers to help us raise these much-needed funds.”
volunteers Dawn Adams and Celia AdamsAnyone interested in the roles please get in touch with Claire James on

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening 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.