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Daredevil Santas take to the skies for hospice

A group of 10 daredevil fundraisers took the plunge in a festive skydive to raise more than £11,000 for hospice care. The challenge took place on Saturday, December 5 and saw each skydiver soar to around 10,000ft before parachuting safely back to earth – dressed as Santa Claus. Each group member signed-up for the Santa… Read more »

Nominate your boss for a post lockdown lock-up challenge

Two people wearing striped 'convict-style' jumpsuits stand in a metal cage holding yellow fundraising buckets with the St Richard's Hospice logo. Outside the cage stands a woman wearing a police officer fancy dress outfit.

Employees, pupils and budding sports stars are being invited to ‘lock up their boss, teacher or coach’ for a light-hearted fundraising challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Detainees from across the county will be handcuffed outside the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, on Saturday, 26th September – and tasked with raising £500 in bail money… Read more »

Balloon race raises £1,029 for our care

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought a virtual balloon for our care, raising an incredible £1,029! The race has now finished and you can see the top 20 performing balloons here and view a report ranking each balloon entered for St Richard’s Hospice here. We hope you had… Read more »

Virtual balloon race to raise funds for St Richard’s

St Richard’s Hospice is inviting local people to support its care this summer by sponsoring a balloon to take part in a virtual race across the Sahara Desert. The virtual balloon race is a new online fundraising activity for the charity, which cares for patients with a serious progressive illness and their loved ones. As… Read more »

Popular walking event to go ahead for St Richard’s

Two people walking on a hillside

Organisers of a hugely popular local charitable walk across the Malvern Hills have vowed the show will go on this summer. The St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk will take place virtually, meaning supporters can take part in a socially distanced five or 11-mile charitable walk at any time during July or August. The walk,… Read more »

Woo Fest secures big-name acts in new virtual format

An award-winning county music festival taking place virtually this summer, because of social distancing measures, has secured new big-name acts including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Grant Nicholas, from Feeder, and Toyah Willcox. Woo Fest, which will be streamed live to homes and gardens around Worcestershire and beyond on Saturday 4th July, will feature a mix of live… Read more »

Woo Fest goes virtual to support hospice

Organisers behind a well-loved county music festival impacted by social distancing measures have vowed the show will go on; ensuring proceeds can continue to support a local hospice. Woo Fest, which is held each year at the Drum and Monkey pub in Upton upon Severn, will be held virtually on Saturday 4th July with the… Read more »

Virtual quiz night success for hospice

TEAMS from as far afield as New York and Vietnam took part in a hospice’s first virtual quiz – helping raise more than £1,500 for its care. St Richard’s Hospice held its Big Virtual Quiz on Saturday, April 11, and saw 62 teams take part, with £1,530 raised to help continue its caring services. The… Read more »