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Crowds go quackers for river duck race

A duck race from Worcester Bridge held last weekend has been hailed a success, raising £1,200 for St Richard’s Hospice. The hospice’s annual duck race saw crowds cheer on hundreds of ducks as they raced from Worcester Quayside to the finish line alongside Worcester Cathedral on Saturday, 15th August. The event, which takes place in… Read more »

Cyclists clock up 300 miles on charity ride

A family cycling team have completed a 300 mile cycle challenge, riding from London to Paris to raise £12,000 in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The team decided to take on the epic challenge to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in memory of Malcolm Smith who was cared for by the hospice before his… Read more »

Sun shines for Waterways Walk

More than 150 walkers strode out to support St Richard’s Hospice on the charity’s popular annual Waterways Walk on Sunday, 2nd August. Around 100 walkers took on the 21 mile circular route from Droitwich Spa Marina, along the restored Droitwich Canal and River Severn to Diglis in Worcester and back beside the Worcester and Birmingham… Read more »

Hospice supporter takes leap of faith

A teenager from Evesham has taken a leap of faith as she experienced the exhilaration of a skydive in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Courtney Greenhill, aged 16 from Evesham, took part in in an organised skydive at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield, Brackley, in memory of her father, Stephen Greenhill, who was cared for… Read more »

Lunch offers insight into sextuplet family

St Richard’s Hospice is inviting local people to attend a very special lunch event and hear the amazing story of Graham and Janet Walton and their sextuplets. The Walton girls, when they were born in Liverpool in 1983, were the first surviving set of all female sextuplets and quickly became a media sensation. Many people… Read more »

Festival fireworks river cruise

Worcester Festival goers are invited to join St Richard’s Hospice on a very special evening river cruise to enjoy the festival finale fireworks from a unique viewpoint. On Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August, the local hospice will be offering a party atmosphere and the perfect position from which to watch the spectacular Worcester Festival fireworks… Read more »

Go quackers with duck race

Residents are invited to go quackers with Puddle Duck at the St Richard’s Hospice annual duck race on Saturday, 15th August. The event, which is in association with Worcester Festival, takes place on the River Severn in Worcester, with the race starting at 2pm from Worcester Bridge, South Quay to Worcester Cathedral. Competitors can visit… Read more »

Walk Worcestershire’s waterways for hospice

Walkers, nature lovers and hospice supporters are being invited to join the St Richard’s Hospice Waterways Walk and help raise funds to help the hospice care for patients with life threatening illnesses. The sixth annual Waterways Walk will take place on Sunday 2nd August, and will include a choice of two distances. The 11 mile route… Read more »

Paddle, Plod and Pedal challengers success

Intrepid teams of Worcestershire workers and friends pulled out all the stops in the St Richard’s Hospice Paddle, Plod and Pedal Challenge last weekend and so far have raised over £15,000 towards hospice care. Nine teams took part in the 12 hour endurance challenge that saw them follow a 45 mile circular route through the… Read more »

Funeral colleagues step out for hospice

A team of colleagues from a Worcester based funeral directors are preparing to walk 21 miles along Worcestershire’s beautiful waterways in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Lisa Randall, Tim Mitchell and Hannah Sandbrook from Co-operative Funeralcare, based in Lowesmoor Worcester, have been training to take part in the hospice’s Waterways Walk next month. The sixth annual… Read more »