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Runner completes 50 half marathons for hospice

A determined runner has completed 50 half marathons in a year to raise money for the hospice which cared for his wife. Mark Henderson challenged himself to run 50 half marathons – or 650 miles – to celebrate his 50th birthday and finished his last race in Las Vegas. In 2011, Mr Henderson’s wife –… Read more »

Family to illuminate house for hospice close to heart

A dedicated fundraiser will illuminate his house in a dazzling display of Christmas lights to raise money for a hospice close to his family’s heart. Steve Symonds, who lives in Whitbourne, and his family will host the grand switch on event on Saturday, December 8 at 6.30pm. Flicking the switch will be Britain’s Got Talent… Read more »

Thousands raised in memory of cyclist

More than £7,000 has been raised for the hospice which cared for a keen cyclist before he died. Keith Stoneham, from Fernhill Heath, had cancer and was cared for by the St Richard’s Hospice community team before he died in 2017 aged 48. Earlier this year, Stuart Summers and Ian Smith (pictured left) – of… 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 six St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services or events – offering the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved… Read more »

Hospice to hold spook-tacular Halloween Run

Families, friends and colleagues are being invited to wear their best fiendish fancy dress and join a hospice for its Halloween-themed fun run. St Richard’s Hospice is set to hold its second Halloween Run at Worcester Woods Country Park on Sunday, 28th October. Participants can tackle ghosts and slime as they make their way round… Read more »

Giraffe auction tops £210,000 for hospice

Celebrations were in full swing last night after an auction of 31 giraffe sculptures raised £210,400 for the St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal. Worcester Stands Tall, a Wild in Art event brought to the city by St Richard’s, captured the hearts of the community and attracted thousands of visitors this summer. The auction at… Read more »

Hospice launches ‘Save our Snowdrop’ campaign

The hospice behind the Worcester Stands Tall sculpture trail has launched an appeal to raise enough money to bid for a giraffe at auction. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, needs to raise £5,000 to be in with a chance of successfully bidding for Snowdrop at auction on Thursday, October 11. All 30 giant giraffes… Read more »

Team takes on tough challenge for hospice

A team of fierce fundraisers took on a tough 10k run through mud, lakes and woodland – all in support of hospice care. The 26-strong team from OGL Computer, based in Stourport and Kidderminster, completed the Wolf Run challenge and raised more than £4,600 for St Richard’s Hospice. Each team member tackled a series of… Read more »

How writing your Will could help the hospice

A month-long Will writing campaign led by St Richard’s Hospice is set to return this September. During the hospice’s Write a Will Month campaign, a trio of Worcestershire solicitors’ firms will offer people the opportunity to write a simple Will for £95, or a double Will for £150 – with 100 per cent of the… Read more »