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Droitwich woman completes 9th challenge for hospice

Angela Bill (2)

A keen supporter of the work of St Richard’s Hospice has completed a triathlon – her 9th challenge raising funds for the charity. Mrs Angela Bill, from Droitwich, created her own triathlon consisting of 2 km swimming at the Droitwich Leisure Centre; cycling 20 km and finishing with walking a 20 km route through the… Read more »

Put your best foot forward this summer

worcestershire way walk

Walkers keen to take on a challenge are being urged to sign up to stride the 31 mile Worcestershire Way from dawn to dusk this summer. St Richard’s Hospice – which provides free specialist palliative care for people living with life limiting illnesses – is organising this popular annual walk on Friday, 23rd June. The… Read more »

Sign up for Go Dad Run in Worcester

Go Dad Run Colin Jackson and Jamie Baulch Olympian

Triple world champion athlete Colin Jackson has launched his third annual Sanlam Go Dad Run in Worcester alongside fellow athlete Jamie Baulch when they took part in a special photoshoot for Go Dad Run’s local charity partner, St Richard’s Hospice. On the morning of Sunday July 23rd the Go Dad Run 5K and 10K for men… Read more »

Daughter takes on marathon challenge in aid of hospice

Steph Holmes London Marathon runner

A Worcester woman is taking on the London Marathon in memory of her ‘inspirational’ mother and raising funds for the hospice who cared for her. Stephanie Holmes of Lyppard, Worcester, is running the Virgin London marathon in April in support of St Richard’s with the hopes of raising at least £2,000 as a way of… Read more »

Firefighter takes on London marathon in aid of hospice

Becky Fawkes in SRH vest

A local firefighter is training hard for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon with high hopes of raising over £2,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Becky Fawkes, from Worcester, decided to take on the 26-mile challenge in memory of her sister-in-law, Jenny Hall-Dixon, who was cared for by the hospice before her death last summer. On… Read more »

Bagpipes herald Burns Night for hospice

Alan Feeney toast master Burns night

Guests celebrated Burns Night in style in Malvern at the weekend (21st Jan) and raised £9,000 for St Richard’s Hospice care. More than 160 people celebrated Robert Burns and all things Scottish at the Abbey Hotel in Malvern, complete with bagpipes and an address to the haggis. Guests were treated to a three course dinner… Read more »

Hospice offers top tips for Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Preview evening

Horse racing enthusiasts are invited to enjoy this year’s Cheltenham Festival with St Richard’s Hospice at two special events. The local charity is holding a Cheltenham preview evening the week before the world renowned racing festival where top experts from the world of jump racing will be giving their top tips. Race goers are also… Read more »

Ball starts festive season with a swing


Three hundred guests enjoyed a night of dining and dancing to kick start the festive season at the annual St Richard’s Hospice Snowdrop Ball. The glamorous event at Worcester Sixways raised over £26,000 for the independent charity to continue to offer free care to patients and their loved ones living with life-threatening illnesses. Guests were… Read more »

Festive fundraisers take on Santa Dash for hospice

santa dash

Hundreds of festive fundraisers braved freezing weather to dash around The Valley Evesham dressed as Father Christmas. Over 350 Santa’s tackled the annual multi-terrain 5k run – all in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Husband and wives, friends, families, dogs and even babies donned the famous red suit and made it around The Valley’s shopping… Read more »