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Reach your peak – take on Snowdon by night!


St Richard’s Hospice is calling for all adventurers to join a memorable challenge this September, to help raise funds for hospice care. Snowdon by Night is a chance for groups of 8 to 12 to trek Mount Snowdon overnight, reaching the summit in time for sunrise. The 15-mile trek will take place on Friday 8th… Read more »

Woo Fest hits high note with £10,000 donation

WooFest team photo - Richard Purvis

A popular music festival in Worcestershire has raised over £10,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Woo Fest returned to The Drum and Monkey pub, near Upton-upon-Severn, for the third year running on Saturday 8 July. This year the festival raised £10,008, a staggering 21% increase on the amount they raised last year. Over 450 festival goers… Read more »

Rider times: Cyclists saddle up for St Richard’s

Qwerty Cycles 35

Hundreds of riders saddled up and used pedal power to raise more than £15,000 for St Richard’s Hospice at a popular cycling event. Early on Sunday 2nd July, 275 cyclists assembled at the Worcester-based hospice for the St Richard’s Bikeathon. Participants set off on either a 16-mile, 45-mile or 64-mile route through the picturesque, sun-drenched… Read more »

Teams take on tough challenge for St Richard’s

Picture by Martin Bennett, of Axiom Training

Tireless teams of fundraisers paddled, plodded and pedalled their way through a tough 45-mile challenge to raise around £12,000 for hospice care. A total of eight teams from Worcester, Evesham, Malvern and beyond gathered in Pershore to begin the St Richard’s Hospice Paddle Plod and Pedal event on Sunday 25 June. Now in its seventh… Read more »

Walkers stride out for charity trek

Team Daisy Jacks

Intrepid walkers pulled on their sturdiest boots to take on a dawn ‘til dusk trek in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. A total of 130 ramblers strode out on Friday 23 June to walk the 31-mile Worcestershire Way in just one day – raising more than £30,000 to support hospice care around the county. The… Read more »

Rare royal lingerie on show at lunch and lecture

sally simmonds with royal lingerie

A collection of lingerie belonging to the Duchess of Windsor and given to a Worcestershire family will be on rare public view before it is presented to the V&A Museum later this summer. The unique collection is owned Sally Simmonds who lives near Clifton-on- Teme and who has generously offered the opportunity to view and discover… Read more »

Superheroes raise thousands for hospice

Superheroes prepare to take on the 5k challenge

An army of splendid superheroes assembled in glorious sunshine to take on a 5k challenge and raise thousands for St Richard’s Hospice. More than 600 Wonder Women, Supermen, Incredible Hulks, Spidermen, Batmen – and women – ran the St Richard’s Superhero Challenge at the sun-drenched University of Worcester Lakeside Campus, in Holt, on Saturday 17… Read more »

Fun-loving fundraisers take on Superhero Challenge

Caroline and Paul Hope with family

A group of fundraisers are dusting off their capes and Lycra for a challenge of superhero proportions in memory of a much-loved relative. Caroline Hope, along with her brother Richard, family and friends, will take on the Superhero Challenge on Saturday 17 June to raise hundreds of pounds for St Richard’s Hospice. Together the team… Read more »

Oarsome challenge in aid of hospice

Prime Fitness rowing challenge

The owners of a Ledbury-based exclusive training studio are undertaking a 24 hour charity row later this month. Richard Jeynes and Trent Smith, who run Bromsberrow-based Prime Fitness, will start the charity event at 10.00am on Saturday 17 June at their studio, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for St Richard’s… Read more »

Visitors invited to free hospice open afternoon

garden with heron and iris

Members of the community are being invited to a free open afternoon at St Richard’s Hospice. Everyone is welcome to attend the event from 12pm to 3pm on Sunday 11 June at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester. Visitors can stroll around our beautiful grounds and homely hospice to learn about the free support and… Read more »