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Man runs up mountain twice for hospice

A man who challenged himself to run up a mountain twice has completed the feat in support of a hospice close to his heart. Ian Newell, from Worcester, finished the gruelling Fan Dance challenge in under four hours to raise £977 for St Richard’s Hospice. The challenge saw the 42-year-old run a 24-kilometre route, climbing… Read more »

Stride out along county’s waterways for hospice

Walkers are set to step out along the county’s waterways for a fundraising event in support of St Richard’s Hospice. The hospice’s Waterways Walk challenge takes place on Sunday, August 4 and features a 22-mile and 11-mile route. The longer route is circular, starting and finishing at Droitwich Spa Rugby Club – while the 11-mile… Read more »

Join hospice for messy madness fun run

A hospice team is inviting the public to snap up the last remaining tickets to its foam, gunge and paint-filled fun run. The St Richard’s Hospice Messy Madness 5K will take place on Saturday, July 27 at Churchfields Farm, near Droitwich. The event had been scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 15 – but… Read more »

Chance to learn more about China trek

Members of the public are being invited to sign-up for the trip of a lifetime in support of St Richard’s Hospice. In November 2020, a team of trekkers will set off to traverse a section of the Great Wall of China over five days – staying in guesthouses along the way. Along with walking the… Read more »

Grania, 85, skydives for St Richard’s

An 85-year-old woman has described skydiving from 13,000ft for a hospice as an “absolutely fantastic” experience. Grania Joinson, from Malvern, took the plunge at Hinton Airfield, Northamptonshire – and has raised £2,500 for St Richard’s Hospice. The octogenarian had been due to jump on her 85th birthday – but due to weather conditions, the tandem… Read more »

Runner to take on ‘Fan Dance’ challenge

A keen runner is set to test himself by taking on a tough challenge famed as forming part of the SAS selection process. Ian Newell, from Worcester, will tackle the Fan Dance on Saturday, June 29: a 24-kilometre route climbing the 2,907ft Pen y Fan mountain in Wales not once – but twice. The route… Read more »

Team set to scale three peaks for hospice

A team of colleagues are set to climb the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours to raise £10,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. The group of 12, who work at insurance company Hiscox and the Worcester branch of Jelf, leading advisers in insurance, risk management and employee benefits, will begin the… Read more »

Messy Madness postponed until July

We are sorry to inform you that we have had to postpone this Saturday’s Messy Madness event at Churchfields Farm until Saturday, 27th July 2019. This is due to persistent rain causing the ground to become waterlogged to the extent it would pose significant risk of injury to participants. It is also impossible for vehicles,… Read more »

Community picnic set for Worcestershire Beacon

A free community picnic is set to be held on top of the Worcestershire Beacon as part of a week-long civic festival. Members of the public are invited to gather in Rosebank Gardens, Malvern, at 6.30pm on Saturday, June 22 – before walking up to the landmark, led by a group of pipers. The event… Read more »