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Car Wash in aid of hospice

27th June 2016

Andrew Phillips Funeral Services in Malvern will be holding their second fundraising car wash on Saturday 9th July in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

Last year the car washing event raised over £500 for St Richard’s and the team are hoping to top that second time around.

Car owners are invited to go along to the offices in Wells Road, Malvern, between 9am and 5pm and have their car washed and waxed by the funeral service’s professional valets in return for a voluntary donation to the charity. Suggested donations are £10 for a full car wash and £15 for wash and wax. There will be light refreshments to enjoy while you wait.

Andrew Phillips said; “St Richard’s Hospice has always been a charity close to my heart. Having lost a family member to a terminal illness, the care that was given when hospices were first growing was amazing. The support given by these organisations is so important and they can only do so with all of our help. It has been a great privilege to have supported St Richard’s Hospice over the years. So many times the stories we hear about the professional caring service that is given by St Richard’s to families is very moving.”

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.

 

 

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.