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Gtech team take to the skies for hospice care

Daredevil colleagues will swap their desks for parachutes when they take on a skydive for St Richard’s Hospice. The team of five from Worcester-based Gtech will take to the skies for the jump from 10,000ft on Saturday, 8th June at Hinton Airfield, Northamptonshire. Vlad Popescu, Philip Harrison, Charles Obah, Tom Cowles and Jeff Jones are… Read more »

Get ready for summer fun with Woo Fest

Organisers behind one of the county’s most popular music festivals have announced the packed line-up for this summer’s event. A variety of bands from across the region are on the bill for Woo Fest, taking place at The Drum and Monkey pub in Upton-upon-Severn in July. For the first time in its five-year history, the… Read more »

Octogenarian to celebrate birthday with skydive

A daring woman is set to celebrate her 85th birthday from the air – as she takes on a charity skydive. Grania Joinson, who lives in Malvern, will take to the skies on Saturday, June 8 and is raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice. The challenge will see her jump from 10,000ft, strapped to a… Read more »

Runner in cavewoman marathon challenge

A runner battling injury is hoping to set the world record for being the fastest cavewoman to run the London Marathon – all in the name of charity. Nicky McKenzie, who is originally from Worcester, is training for the 26.2-mile challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice, which cared for her mum. The challenge will… Read more »

Nominate a boss for Jail and Bail challenge

Employees are being invited to ‘lock up their boss’ for a light-hearted fundraising challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Managers from across the county will be chained up outside Worcester’s historic Guildhall on Friday, 10th May – and tasked with raising £500 in bail money for their freedom. Among those signed-up for the challenge… Read more »

Scenic Six results 2019

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Scenic Six at Peopleton on Sunday, 7th April 2019. Please see the results online here. View photos of the event here

Runners to tackle London Marathon for hospice

Runners from across the area are preparing to take on the 26.2 mile London Marathon for St Richard’s Hospice. Altogether, there are 10 runners taking on the marathon on Sunday, April 28 for St Richard’s and it is hoped that a collective amount of more than £20,000 will be raised for the charity. Gold Bond… Read more »

Daring school team take on skydive for hospice

A brave trio from a city high school have signed-up for a skydive in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Teachers Sarah Young and Lee Boniface, along with student Oscar Bird from Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester, will scale dizzying heights for the jump on Sunday, April 7. Oscar, who was the driving force behind the… Read more »

Cyclist takes on 311-mile challenge for hospice

A 19-year-old cyclist is preparing to take on a 311-mile cycling challenge spanning two capital cities – all in the name of charity. Aaron Cooper, from Clifton-upon-Teme, near Worcester, is training for the London to Paris Challenge and is raising money for St Richard’s Hospice. The mammoth bike-ride spans four days in July, finishing on… Read more »

Evening of music raises thousands for hospice

An evening of music raised thousands of pounds to support the work of a Worcester-based hospice charity. Guests attending the Musical Soiree in the Great Hall at Birtsmorton Court in Malvern on Friday, March 22 helped to raise around £3,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. On the night, there was a recital by hospice doctor and… Read more »