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Students celebrate 10th anniversary supporting hospice campaign

Pupils from a Worcestershire school are celebrating 10 years of raising funds for a local charity. The Royal Grammar School in Worcester has raised a staggering £34,716.40 since 2007 for St Richard’s Hospice, supporting its Flourishing Fivers campaign. The Flourishing Fivers initiative – which was launched in 2005– encourages pupils to become entrepreneurs and turn… Read more »

Daughter prepares for Three Peaks Challenge

A dedicated daughter is set to scale three mountains in 24 hours to raise money for the hospice which cared for her dad. Kirsty Griffin, from Harvington near Evesham, is preparing for the Three Peaks Challenge which will see her climb the three highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland to raise money for St… Read more »

Woo Fest returns to wow the crowds

One of Worcestershire’s most popular music festivals is returning to the county this summer. Woo Fest – which raises money for St Richard’s Hospice – will be held on Saturday 8 July at The Drum and Monkey near Upton-upon-Severn and is suitable for all ages. Now in its third year, the festival aims to be… Read more »

Online auction countdown for top TV dates

Bids are being invited for a special auction to win tickets for two very British comedies. Tickets for the BBC’s Graham Norton Show and Sky’s A League of Their Own will be available until Tuesday 30 May at 23.59. Organisers at St Richard’s Hospice are running the online auction at http://www.jumblebee.co.uk/vipthejump. All proceeds from the… Read more »

Local boy makes a splash for hospice

A Worcester schoolboy kept his head above water in a recent challenge for a local charity. Jay Ingram, aged 9 and from Perdiswell, undertook a sponsored swim, raising more than £1000 for St Richard’s Hospice. The Perdiswell Primary School pupil took on the challenge – supported by more than 20 family and friends – on… Read more »

Spectacular summer garden opening for charity

Residents of the charming chocolate-box village of Wichenford in Worcestershire are all set to open their garden gates to visitors this June. Thousands of visitors flock to the village on the weekend of its biennial fundraiser, this year organised for Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June.  The popular event has donated more than £100,000 to… Read more »

Support hospice with swathes of snowdrops

St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging schools to plant swathes of snowdrops to help support their care, growing a scheme which saw pupils plant 10,000 of the spring plants last year. In 2016, twelve schools took part in the fun and educational snowdrops project, raising over £2,700 for the charity’s care and support of people affected… Read more »

Local theatre group raises funds for care

A cheque totalling £3,500 has been presented to St Richard’s Hospice by one of Worcester’s longest standing amateur theatre groups. Kay’s Theatre Group handed over the donation, in memory of one of its members, Jenny Hall-Dixon, who was living with cancer and cared for by the hospice before her death last August. Cath Skyrme, Vice… Read more »