Posts Categorised in: Fundraising & Donating News

Success for hospice Christmas tree campaign

A campaign which saw volunteers recycle 2,040 Christmas trees has raised £33,659 for a hospice – doubling the total from its previous year. Households across the county registered their real trees to be collected, in return for a donation to support St Richard’s Hospice. More than 120 volunteers from 40 teams stepped out on Friday,… Read more »

Hospice Will writing scheme to return

A hospice has teamed up with two solicitors’ firms to provide a special Will writing scheme next month. Write a Will Month, led by St Richard’s Hospice, is set to return in February with Bradley Haynes Law, Worcester, and WLS Solicitors, Malvern. The scheme will see the participating solicitors offer a single Will for £95… Read more »

Team completes tough Three Peaks Challenge

An intrepid team of 12 scaled the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland to raise more than £10,800 for St Richard’s Hospice. The group, whose members work at insurance companies Hiscox and the Worcester branch of Marsh Commercial, tackled Ben Nevis, Scotland and Scafell Pike in the Lake District – before finishing at… Read more »

Hospice Christmas tree recycling campaign to return

TEAMS of volunteers will step out across the county in January to collect and recycle Christmas trees in support of hospice care. St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is preparing to hold its fourth Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign – and hopes it will be bigger and better than ever. Over two days, volunteers from a host… Read more »

Woo Fest wins top festival award

Organisers behind a well-loved county music festival are celebrating after winning a prestigious award. Woo Fest, which is held each year at the Drum and Monkey pub in Upton upon Severn, scooped the prize for Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards in London. It faced competition from five other shortlisted events: ArcTanGent, Breaking… Read more »

Donation is ‘icing on the cake’ for hospice

Festive cakes in the form of trains, letterboxes, cartoon characters and more have been donated to help a hospice raise funds for its care. St Richard’s Hospice received 29 decorated Christmas cakes made by the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, which meets in Droitwich. Each intricately crafted cake will be auctioned, raffled or… Read more »

Christmas tree to sparkle for St Richard’s

More than 1,000 twinkling lights will illuminate a giant Christmas tree to help raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Standing well over 50ft high, the tree can be found in the front garden of Inkberrow residents Avril and Christopher Rowlands – and will be switched on this Sunday, December 1. The whole community is invited… Read more »

Thousands of names dedicated in Lights of Love

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones at Worcester Cathedral this Friday (22nd November) There will be two St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services at Worcester Cathedral on Friday 22nd November at 2.30pm and 7pm.  Pupils from King’s Hawford will sing at the afternoon service, with those… Read more »

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

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

Hospice ‘thrilled’ as festival raises £2K for care

A HOSPICE has thanked the team behind Worcester Festival for raising more than £2,000 for its care with this year’s 17-day extravaganza. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, received £2,144 raised at collections and events during the city-wide festival in August. Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director at St Richard’s, said: “We were thrilled to… Read more »