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Local Festival nominated in national awards

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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 »

Ed Sheeran guitar – bid now!

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Huge thanks to the multi-award winning musician Ed Sheeran for donating a signed guitar to raise funds for our care. Our online auction is now live, giving you an exciting opportunity to own a new Martin & Co Guitar with a message from Ed saying ‘Play this guitar!’ This beautiful instrument has been donated by Ed in… Read more »

Sugarcraft donation the icing on the cake

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A host of beautifully decorated cakes have been donated to St Richard’s Hospice to help raise money for its care. Talented members of the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, which meets in Droitwich, made 27 iced cakes which will be raffled, sold and auctioned to support the hospice. Among the creations hand-crafted from… Read more »

Hand-made cathedral donated to hospice

Carolyn Day and Samantha Andrews with the cathedral

A talented hospice supporter has donated a hand-made version of Worcester Cathedral to help raise money for charity. Ros Morris, whose uncle Phil Day was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice, spent months carefully crafting the model using a technique similar to cross stitch. Basing her design on photographs of the historic structure, she weaved… Read more »

Students turn fivers into thousands for hospice

(l-r) Michael Fieldhouse, Headteacher, George Yardley, Scarlett Leatham, Laura Webb, Jenny Rudge, Tom Oleksy (front)

Enterprising students at a Malvern school have raised more than £2,000 to support hospice care. Pupils from The Chase School took part in the Flourishing Fivers campaign run by St Richard’s Hospice and organised a variety of fundraising events. Activities included gunge the teacher, car washing, cake sales and bag packing – raising a tremendous… Read more »

Poet donates proceeds of book to hospice

Elizabeth Rolph, Averil Stedeford and Alice Brunt

A generous poet has donated hundreds of pounds from the sale of her book to support hospice care. Dr Averil Stedeford, who lives in Hanley Swan, near Malvern, gave £300 to St Richard’s Hospice after selling copies of her poetry book The Long Way Down. The 85-year-old’s poetry reflects time spent with her husband after… Read more »

Intrepid fundraisers trek Great Wall of China

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We would like to say a huge thank you to the three intrepid fundraisers who walked the Great Wall of China to raise money for our care. Rebecca England, along with Claire Way and her son Evan, spent five days trekking a section of the historic wall – even camping overnight inside a watchtower. Between… Read more »

Hospice raffle winner scoops classic Mini

IPU nurse Stephanie Joiner with winner Mrs Sheila Parsons

A lucky charity supporter is celebrating after winning a classic Mini in a raffle which raised more than £15,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Sheila Parsons, aged 68, entered the raffle in the Far Forest and was announced as winner at the Malvern Mini Show in October. The bright-red car was donated to St Richard’s by… Read more »

Community invited to get together for hospice care

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Members of the community are being invited to enjoy an afternoon get together in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. MaryAnne and Bill Lane, who live in Bredon’s Norton, near Tewkesbury, are organising the event in memory of Mrs Lane’s sister, Sally Pasquill – who was cared for by St Richard’s. The family event, titled A… Read more »

Man takes on mammoth mountain challenge

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An ambitious son scaled 15 mountains in less than 20 hours to raise more than £1,000 for the hospice which cared for his mother. Darren Watkins, from Knightwick, near Malvern, completed the demanding Welsh 3,000 challenge last month in memory of Maureen Watkins, who died of cancer at St Richard’s Hospice in March. The challenge… Read more »