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Exclusive piano recital to support hospice

Marcel Zidani Piano Recital

Musical fans are invited to a piano recital by world renowned musician Marcel Zidani in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Guests at the exclusive event on Friday 10th July will be treated to an exceptional evening of classical music, drinks and canapés, all set in the beautiful house and grounds of Bretforton Manor, near Evesham…. Read more »

Enjoy the thrills of classic car event

A superb range of classic, vintage and sporting vehicles will be driving up the famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb and on display for visitors to admire on Saturday, 20th June in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Visitors are invited to enjoy the open classic car event and family fun day in Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, at… Read more »

Blue Sky Ball raises thousands

  A family from Battenhall, Worcester, have raised more than £20,000 for charity with a musical tribute to husband and father, Nigel Collinson. Mrs Tracey Collinson recently organised a fundraising Blue Sky Ball and released a cover single of Mr Blue Sky, all in memory of her late husband, Nigel, who was cared for by… Read more »

Country knees-up to support hospice

Fundraising team get ready for a Barn Dance

A traditional barn dance is to be held in Peopleton to support St Richard’s Hospice on Saturday 13th June. The event, which has been organised by kind permission of Sue and Paul Dunne at Old Pound Farm, Peopleton near Pershore, will be held in the farm’s barn. People are invited to join the evening of… Read more »

KissMay to support hospice care

Along with 30 other hospices across the country, St Richard’s Hospice will be taking part in Kiss-May, a new style of social media campaign to raise awareness and money for hospices. On 29th May, St Richard’s will be encouraging people across Worcestershire to take photographs of themselves wearing red lipstick. Participants are then asked to… Read more »

Ex-Services Club to boost funds

The Barbourne Ex-Services Club in Worcester is holding a bumper May Bank Holiday weekend of events. The weekend kicks off on Friday, 22nd May with a Charity Gig raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice, starting at 8.00pm featuring Steve Knight, Stuart Bishop, Angie and Sophie Field. Advance tickets are available at £4 or £5 on… Read more »

Cars for cash initiative supports hospice

Scrap car with Giveacar sign

Anyone who has a car they no longer need is being asked to consider donating it to St Richard’s Hospice. The Giveacar scheme will arrange to collect the car for free and will sell it at auction or for scrap, with the proceeds being donated to St Richard’s to help fund compassionate care for patients… Read more »

Business Patrons celebrate birthday

St Richard’s Hospice’s Business Patrons Group celebrated its second birthday this week at its latest meeting. Since its inception, the group of local business professionals has raised almost £34,000 to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their loved ones. The aim of the Business Patrons is… Read more »

Ladies lunch supports hospice

Supporters of St Richard’s Hospice enjoyed a fundraising lunch to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care for people with life-threatening illnesses. On Wednesday 22nd April, around 30 ladies joined the hospice for a two course meal and raffle at Buckland Manor, in the Cotswolds, raising £900 towards the cost of patient care. Buckland… Read more »

Three Rushwickteers cycle to Paris

Nick Wild, Ade Platt and Martin Beale prepare for their long distance ride

Three cyclists from Rushwick will be taking on the ultimate personal challenge when they cycle from Worcester to Paris to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Nick Wild, who runs a local plastic packaging business; Martin Beale, a fitness instructor and Ade Platt, who runs a small local business, will start their epic ride on 13th… 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.