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Tee off for hospice care

A hospice is inviting guests to join them on the fairway for a fundraising day of golf. The St Richard’s Hospice Golf Day, held at The Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern, will take place on Friday, 27th April. Now in its third year, the event will see teams play 18 holes of golf before enjoying… Read more »

Family joins Lantern Walk in memory of loved one

A Droitwich family will take part in a hospice’s lantern-lit walk through parkland at Croome in memory of a relative close to their hearts. Melissa Parkinson signed up for the St Richard’s Hospice Lantern Walk to raise money in memory of her grandmother Jane Howitt, who was cared for by the hospice. The 41-year-old will… Read more »

Brave fundraisers take on Santa skydive

A daring group of festive fundraisers soared to dizzying heights for a Santa skydive – raising thousands of pounds for hospice care. The Santa Skydive took place in December at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield in Northamptonshire and was in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Among the eight Santas braving the 10,000ft jump was 84-year-old Val Baylis from… Read more »

Man to run 50 half-marathons for hospice

An ambitious dad has challenged himself to run 50 half-marathons in a year to raise money for the hospice which cared for his wife. Mark Henderson, aged 50, will run more than 650 miles in half-marathons before his birthday in November 2018 – and is hoping to raise £10,000 for three charities including St Richard’s… Read more »

Woo Fest recognised in national awards

A popular music event in Worcestershire has come runner up in this year’s UK Festival Awards. Woo Fest, returned to The Drum and Monkey pub, near Upton-upon-Severn, for the third year running in July and raised over £10,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. The popular event was shortlisted in the final six for the best small… Read more »

Festive fun at Yuletide Jog

Elves, Christmas trees and reindeer were out in force bringing the festive spirit to the St Richard’s Hospice Yuletide Jog at The Valley, Evesham. More than 170 runners donned their best fancy dress to take part in the 5km walk, jog or running event last Sunday (3rd December) raising over £3,000 for hospice care in… Read more »

Daughter set to run for hospice close to her heart

A keen runner will put on her best festive fancy dress for a fun run in aid of a hospice close to her heart. Stacey Taylor, who grew up in Worcester, is set to run the St Richard’s Hospice Yuletide Jog at The Valley, Evesham on Sunday, 3rd December. Both the 36-year-old’s grandmother and mother,… Read more »

Chief executive flies high for hospice

A brave hospice chief executive took to the skies in a daring aerobatic challenge to raise money for end-of-life care. June Patel, Chief Executive of St Richard’s Hospice, enjoyed an exhilarating loop-the-loop ride with Take Flight Aviation, based at Wellesbourne Airfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon. After an exhilarating flight – climbing, diving, rolling and looping-the-loop in mid-air… Read more »

Get your dancing shoes on for hospice ball

The most glamourous event in the St Richard’s Hospice calendar is now just weeks away. This year’s Snowdrop Ball will be held at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Saturday, 25th November. Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality – starting with welcome drinks, followed by a three-course meal and live… Read more »

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory of loved ones at a range of moving hospice services this winter. In the weeks leading to Christmas, there will be five St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services – offering the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. The… Read more »