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Student Takes on Skydive Challenge


A student from Droitwich has celebrated his 18th birthday by taking on a daring skydive in memory of his grandfather to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. On Saturday 25th October, Toby McDowell, who attends Droitwich Spa High School & Sixth Form Centre, launched himself from a plane at 13,000 feet and plunged safely back… Read more »

Celebrate the Season with Local Hospice


Local residents are invited to join St Richard’s Hospice as it kicks off its Christmas celebrations with a Snowdrop Ball. Tickets are still available for the hospice’s annual Snowdrop Ball, to be held on Saturday 22nd November at Worcester Sixways. Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality and enjoy a delicious three… Read more »

Challengers Raise Over £12,000


Intrepid teams of Worcestershire workers and friends pulled out all the stops and raised thousands of pounds towards hospice care in the St Richard’s Paddle, Plod and Pedal Challenge. All the sponsorship money has now been donated by the teams who took on the endurance challenge in July. The test included  paddling from Pershore to… Read more »

Chas to Climb Every Mountain…


A keen walker has already climbed over 24,000ft in his bid to climb 54 mountains in part of the UK in memory of his wife, daughter and a good friend.   Chas Reading from Worcester, is walking in their memory and raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice who cared for his wife Dee and friend Bill… Read more »

Santathon Kicks-Off Seasonal Festivities


Budding Santas are being invited to take part in a Santathon to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Santas young and not so young can sign up to take part in the fundraising event on Sunday 30th November, with running and cycling events on offer. There is a choice of 4 or 8 mile routes… Read more »

Toe-Tapping Tea Dances

Local people are being invited to set their toes tapping at a Tea Dance at Peopleton Village Hall on Sunday, 26th October. The event will run from 2.30pm until 5pm and is being organised in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. To ensure energy levels are kept topped up there will be a delicious afternoon tea… Read more »

Teams Rise to Tough Challenge


Businesses rose to a tough challenge in a corporate team building day raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Six teams pitted their wits and physical prowess against each other in the annual hospice Corporate Challenge at Top Barn Activity Centre at Holt, near Worcester. The event is expected to have raised in the region of… Read more »

Crowds Enjoy Bretforton Show


Crowds queued up for the opening of  the second village show in the  magnificent grounds of Bretforton Manor last Saturday. (13th Sept) Over 1,000 visitors streamed in to enjoy the traditional village show which was raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice, the Worcestershire charity celebrating its 30th anniversary. Entries to the show classes were up… Read more »

Journalist Goes Wild Swimming for Hospice


An intrepid local journalist is planning a long distance river swim to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Dan Pallett, who as Sports Presenter with BBC Midlands Today is more used to reporting on the athletic achievements of others, will swap his pen and notepad for a wetsuit and goggles to swim 10km along the… Read more »

Dental Team Take on Malvern Cycle Ride


A team of dental colleagues from Malvern have taken on an epic cycling event around the spectacular Malvern Hills to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. Kevin Fieldhouse, aged 54 from Mathon, together with Simon and Daniel Young, aged 54 and 19, both from Castlemorton, rode the Malvern Mad Hatters Sportive’s 103 mile… Read more »