27th June 2016

Car Wash in aid of hospice

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.