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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 »

Community invited to celebrate with Big Get Together

A community-spirited daughter is throwing a church birthday party in aid of the hospice which cared for her mum. Anne Eyre, from St John’s, Worcester, has organised the free party at the Bromwich Road Mission Free Church as part of the Big Get Together – a national campaign raising money for local hospice care. The… Read more »

Brave businessman “excited” for Santa skydive

A brave businessman is preparing to take on a festive skydive challenge in aid of hospice care – dressed as Santa Claus. Steve Borwell-Fox, director at Malvern-based software company borwell, will jump from 10,000ft, plummeting at 120mph, to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. The 45-year-old will take part in the group Santa Skydive on… Read more »

Family team to trek Great Wall of China

An intrepid mother and son are preparing to take on an adventurous challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Claire Way and her 17-year-old son Evan, from Abberley near Worcester, will spend five days trekking a section of the Great Wall of China – climbing thousands of steps and stopping at farmhouses along the way…. Read more »

Runner set for half-marathon in memory of mum

A loving daughter is preparing to run a half marathon in memory of her mum who was cared for by St Richard’s Hospice. Emma Ross, who grew up in Badsey, near Evesham, will run the Cheltenham Half Marathon on Sunday, 1st October and is raising money to support the hospice’s free care to patients with… Read more »