Posts Categorised in: Fundraising & Donating News

Generous birthday girl swaps gifts for donations

A kind-hearted youngster is asking for donations to the hospice which cared for her grandad – instead of birthday presents. Isobel Jacobse, who will turn 11 in February, has chosen to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice to celebrate her birthday – and remember her grandad. The 10-year-old’s grandad, Norman West from Upton-upon-Severn, had prostate… Read more »

Hospice launches Stage 2 of Build 2020 project

The second stage of major construction work to redevelop and build a bigger adult hospice for Worcester is now underway. Stage 2 of the St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 project has begun, working with Malvern-based construction company, Speller Metcalfe. St Richard’s Chief Executive June Patel said, “We have recently completed Stage 1 of the building… Read more »

Golf club donates £4,000 to hospice

A county golf club has donated more than £4,000 to a hospice after taking on a year’s worth of fundraising activities. The ladies’ section of The Worcestershire Golf Club raised a total of £4,015 for St Richard’s Hospice during 2019, donating the sum just before Christmas. Fundraising activities included golfing competitions, lunches, collecting loose change,… Read more »

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 »

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.