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Car dealership raises £1.4k for hospice

18th March 2019

A county car dealership has donated £1,400 in support of hospice care as part of a charity scheme.

PJ Nicholls Ltd – which has dealerships in Malvern, Pershore, Evesham and Tewkesbury – pledged to support St Richard’s Hospice by donating £100 from each new stock car it sold.

The family-run firm selected St Richard’s as its charity of choice, as many members of its workforce have personal connections to the hospice.

Rachel Jones, hospice fundraising manager, said: “We were delighted to be chosen by PJ Nicholls and are grateful for its generous donation towards our care.

“It was great to see customers welcoming the scheme and we are thankful to all involved for their support.

“Thanks to donations such as this, we are able to continue caring for patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across the county. Thank you.”

Alongside the scheme, the team at PJ Nicholls have been helping to raise awareness of the hospice’s services with its customers.

Tom Nicholls, managing director at PJ Nicholls, said: “We are proud to support St Richard’s Hospice which provides an important service to our local community.

“As a family business, we are privileged to not only pledge funds towards local charities but also spread their message to our customers.”

To find out about raising money for St Richard’s Hospice, visit strichards.org.uk/raise-funds

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.