Posts Categorised in: Fundraising & Donating News

Hospice launches new lottery

A hospice has launched its new lottery – offering players the chance to win up to £25,000 each week. The St Richard’s Hospice Lottery was launched on Wednesday, July 3 at Primo Bar in Worcester and in its first week has seen almost 150 people sign-up to play. The online-only subscription lottery costs from £1… Read more »

St Richard’s Hospice calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

St Richard’s Hospice is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative. To celebrate Tesco’s Centenary, the supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme which will see grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects…. Read more »

Hospice hopes Donor Tree will flourish

A beautiful, sculpted tree with bronze, silver and gold-effect leaves now takes pride of place in the recently-renovated reception of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The Donor Tree – which has 456 elegant leaves – grew before the eyes of patients, staff, volunteers and visitors as it was installed in just one day (Friday 3rd… Read more »

Meet our ‘convicts’ for Jail and Bail

We are looking forward to our first Jail and Bail fundraising challenge at Worcester’s Guildhall on Friday, 10th May. Managers from across the county have been nominated by their long-suffering colleagues for various (entirely fictitious) workplace crimes and will soon be chained up as punishment. On the day, each boss will be ‘taken into custody’… Read more »

Winning tickets for Grand Raffle announced

We are excited to announce the winning ticket numbers for our 2019 Grand Raffle! ⭐️ Winning first prize of £5,000 is ticket number 105994 ⭐️ Second prize of a champagne brunch at the Gherkin goes to ticket number 119124 ⭐️ Third prize of a Gtech AirRam is won by ticket number 035201 ⭐️ Fourth prize of dinner, bed and breakfast at… Read more »

Matt scales the heights for hospice

A hospice staff member is set to abseil 141ft down an historic clock tower to raise funds for the charity – despite having a fear of heights. Matt Jackson, Senior Family Support Practitioner at St Richard’s Hospice, will scale the heights of Abberley Hall clock tower on Saturday, March 30. The 39-year-old’s wife Tracey is… Read more »

Car dealership raises £1.4k for hospice

A county car dealership has donated £1,400 in support of hospice care as part of a charity scheme. PJ Nicholls Ltd – which has dealerships in Malvern, Pershore, Evesham and Tewkesbury – pledged to support St Richard’s Hospice by donating £100 from each new stock car it sold. The family-run firm selected St Richard’s as… Read more »

Five-year-old Felix raises funds for hospice

A five-year-old has raised more than £1,200 for the hospice which cared for his granddad – by taking on a two-mile run. Felix Hodgetts, from Worcester, decided to run the St Richard’s Hospice Santa Dash in memory of his granddad Mike, who died in November 2018. Mike Hodgetts had cancer and was cared for by… Read more »

Fancy doing something different for your Birthday?

If you’ve got a birthday coming up, and don’t really want for anything, why not ask your friends to donate to St Richard’s instead of buying you a gift? It’s a really simple process to set up a fundraiser for St Richard’s Hospice on Facebook. Click this link and then follow the instructions (and don’t… 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.