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Family and business fundraise in memory

The life of an Evesham mother of six has been celebrated with fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice, the charity which helped care for her at the end of her life. Mrs Christina Swann, 80, was cared for in the St Richard’s In-patient Unit at Wildwood Drive, Worcester for two weeks before she died last summer…. Read more »

New charity music festival success

A new music festival, Woo Fest, held last week in aid of St Richard’s Hospice, proved a huge success raising over £6,000 to help the hospice continue its work supporting patients with life threatening illnesses. The festival was held on Saturday 4th July at The Drum and Monkey, near Upton-upon-Severn. Over 370 people enjoyed a… Read more »

Cyclists raise thousands on epic ride

A 100 cyclists have raised thousands of pounds for St Richard’s Hospice in a sponsored epic bike ride. Toby Fellows, a surveyor in Birmingham, organised the 100 mile cycle challenge from his former school, The King’s School, Worcester to Aberdovey in Wales. The cyclists ranged in age up to 70 years old and included a… Read more »

Car Wash in aid of hospice

Avril Gibbons, Andrew Phillips Charity Car Wash

Andrew Phillips Funeral Services in Malvern Wells will be holding a fundraising car washing service on Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Car owners are invited to come along to their offices in Wells Road, Malvern, between 11:00am and 4:00pm and get their car washed and waxed by… Read more »

Dedicated supporters cycle canal

Bill Richardson cycles Bham-Worc canal

A longtime supporter of St Richard’s Hospice has cycled the length of the Birmingham to Worcester canal in memory of his late wife who was cared for by the charity. On Saturday 27th June Bill Richardson, aged 66 from St.Peters, Worcester, cycled the 30 mile canal towpath from its start in Birmingham to Worcester to… Read more »

Eye-catching outfits for Ladies’ Day

A record crowd to Worcester Races Ladies’ Day helped boost fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice by £12,000. The glamorous event saw hospice guests pack into a marquee alongside the course and paddock. An auction, course-wide raffle, gate collection and marquee tickets all boosted the profit raised to £12,000 for the hospice care of patients, families… Read more »

Colourful cake concoction

Kind-hearted youngsters and their parents from Droitwich busily baked and sold cakes to friends and neighbours, raising £184.65 for St Richard’s Hospice. Six youngsters: Carenza Dunn, aged 13 and Emily Moss, 14 who attend Droitwich Spa High School; Ellie Hyde and Erin Moss, both aged 8 and pupils of St Peter’s C of E School,… Read more »

Colleagues take on muddy challenge

Atkins Mud Runner team

A group of seven colleagues will need all of their team spirit when they line up for the Mud Runner challenge on Sunday 28th June in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The colleagues, who all work at Atkins in Worcester, will take on the Oblivion Mud Runner challenge at Eastnor Castle. They will need to… Read more »

Five ride iconic route for hospice

Lands End to John OGroats bike ride

Five intrepid motorcyclists are preparing to ride from Lands End to John O’Groats non-stop, all in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. On 4th June, the five bikers will ride the 850 miles from the most southerly tip of mainland UK to the most northerly in one go. The team will be undertaking the challenge in… 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.