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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 »

Hospice supporter takes leap of faith

Skydive Katherine Thompson

A teenager from Cherry Orchard, Worcester, has taken a leap of faith as she experienced the exhilaration of a skydive in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Katherine Thompson, aged 19, took part in an organised skydive on Saturday 27th June at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield, Brackley. She has so far raised nearly £700 to… Read more »

Walk Worcestershire’s waterways

Waterways Walk Robert Williams, Karen Bradley, Jennie Maslin and Leigh Allen

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 »

Toe-tapping fun at barn dance

Toe-tappers at a traditional barn dance in Peopleton have raised over £5,500 profit for St Richard’s Hospice (on Saturday 13th June). The event, which was organised by kind permission of Sue and Paul Dunne at Old Pound Farm, Peopleton near Pershore, was held in the farm’s barn. Around 200 guests quickly filled the dance floor… Read more »

Worcestershire Way Walk photos

  More than 80 walkers strode out on a challenge to walk the whole of the Worcestershire way in a day to support hospice care across the county (on Friday 19th June) The teams and individual walkers, along with some runners, took on the challenging 31 mile dawn ‘til dusk trek in aid of St… Read more »