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Hospice supporters to tackle Great North Run

Runners are gearing up to take on the world’s largest half marathon this September – the Great North Run. Among the thousands set to take part on Sunday, September 8 are three runners supporting St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The famous 13.1-mile race takes place in the North East, beginning in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and ending in… Read more »

Dragonfly display takes flight in city centre

More than 1,000 dragonflies have taken flight after forming an impressive, fortnight-long display in Worcester city centre. Hundreds of visitors flocked to see the St Richard’s Hospice Celebration Garden for one last time before it was dismantled on Bank Holiday Monday. Many of those visiting the display had donated to take one of the blue-and-green… Read more »

Join hospice for ramble through Severn valley

A hospice team is calling for people to pull on their boots and step out for a fundraising walk through the Severn valley. Returning for its second year, the St Richard’s Hospice Severn Valley Walk will take place on Saturday, October 12. There are three distances to choose from – including a four-mile walk to… Read more »

Hospice art appeal attracts celebrity support

A hospice has enlisted the help of celebrities and artists for a new fundraising project taking place this autumn. Famous names including former English international cricketer Phil Tufnell and former Prime Minister Theresa May have submitted pieces for the Hospice HeArt Appeal, to be held by St Richard’s Hospice in October. Around 50 framed pieces… Read more »

Time to tee off for hospice care

Golfers are being invited to join St Richard’s Hospice for a fundraising day on the fairway in Droitwich. The annual September Golf Day, hosted by the Worcester hospice, will take place on Wednesday, September 4 at Droitwich Golf Club. A total of 15 teams took part in the event last year, raising £7,364 to help… Read more »

Postman to take on skydive challenge

A daring postman is set to take to the skies in a tandem skydive to raise money for a hospice close to his heart. Phill Grubb will soar to heights of 10,000ft before taking the plunge on Sunday, September 8. The challenge will take place at Hinton Airfield in Northamptonshire and is part of a… Read more »

Splashing time in business challenge for hospice

Worcestershire businesses are being encouraged to take on a fun water and land-based team-building challenge to raise funds for a local hospice. St Richard’s Hospice, based at Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is urging teams to show their competitive spirit at the corporate activity day on Friday, 11th October at Croft Farm Water Park, Bredons Hardwick near… Read more »

Doughnut Dash for hospice

Taking part has never tasted so good, says St Richard’s Hospice, who are holding the charity’s first ever Doughnut Dash next month. Finishers in the 5k or 10k event on Sunday, 22nd September, will be treated to a delicious glazed ring Krispy Kreme doughnut and a doughnut medal. Participants can run, jog or walk the… Read more »

Hundreds get messy for hospice

  More than 600 people had fun with foam, grinned through the gunge and were plastered in paint at a Worcestershire hospice Messy Madness fun run. The crowds turned out in force for the 5K event at Churchfields Farm, near Droitwich on Saturday, 27th July for the St Richard’s Hospice summer event. Kelly Johns, Fundraiser… Read more »

Ducking and diving for St Richard’s

The St Richard’s Hospice annual Duck Race in Worcester is just under 2 weeks away and charity organisers are hoping it will be a ‘quacking success’!  The race takes place in the heart of the city on the River Severn and marks the start of the Worcester Festival on Saturday, 10th August. Supporters can adopt… Read more »