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Mountain challenge supports hospice care


A team of intrepid hospice supporters are in training to take on a Snowdon Challenge with a difference later this month, all in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. On 24th September, Russ Walker from Worcester, will be joined by 40 friends and family to hike up and down Snowdon before cycling a 35km route around… Read more »

Support for forget me nots ‘fantastic and generous’

Sharon Marsden with daughter Nadean collect flower in memory of  husband, dad and step father Steven 1

The stunning sea of forget-me-nots which created the first St Richard’s Hospice Celebration Garden in Worcester has raised £40,000 for the charity’s care of patients and their loved ones. All of the 1000 handmade forget-me-nots were secured by supporters through donations, helping to create the garden around the base of St Andrew’s Spire in the… Read more »

Hospice patients scoop lottery win

Anne Crowder and Patricia Withey

Two St Richard’s Hospice patients are celebrating after coming up trumps on the charity’s lottery. Patricia Withey, 83 from Worcester, scooped £1,000 on the lottery, just four months after joining as a way of supporting hospice care. Mrs Withey, is supported by the St Richard’s Day Hospice as well as a Community Nurse Specialist who… Read more »

Stunning sea of forget me nots in Celebration Garden

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A stunning sea of forget-me-nots has created the first St Richard’s Hospice Celebration Garden in Worcester. Already more than 700 of the 1000 handmade forget-me-nots have been snapped up by supporters helping to create the garden around the base of St Andrew’s Spire in the city. People are being encouraged to secure their own flower… Read more »

Hundreds stride out on waterways walk for hospice

waterways walk 2016

Three hundred walkers strode out along the beautiful waterways of Worcestershire to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. The hospice’s seventh annual Waterways Walk took place on Sunday 7th August, and saw walkers take on a choice of three distances, a 21-mile circular route for the more adventurous, starting and finishing at Droitwich Spa Marina;… Read more »

Double summit challenge for hospice

Open GI 33%ers cycle climb

A team of intrepid cyclists at Open GI took on a challenge with a difference last weekend, all in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. On Saturday 6th August, a group of Open GI employees travelled to the Lake District to take on a gruelling climb of the UK’s top two toughest cycling climbs, Hardknott Pass… Read more »

Sea of forget-me-nots to create memorable celebration garden

forget me nots flowers group in front of spire

  A stunning sea of forget-me-nots will create a memorable celebration garden in Worcester this summer. St Richard’s Hospice has announced the charity’s first Celebration Garden will be created around the base of St Andrew’s Spire in the city this August. The 1,000 hand-crafted, unique forget-me-not clusters will be reminiscent of the poppies planted in… Read more »

Community rallies round hospice

Lawn mower on loan from Ron Smith & Co

  The people of Worcestershire have rallied round after callous thieves ripped out fencing and cut down trees to steal thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment from St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The equipment, including a ride on lawn tractor, mower and strimmer, had been keeping the garden and grounds of the Wildwood Drive… Read more »

Take time this September to write your Will

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Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to write their Wills with a campaign launched by St Richard’s Hospice. During September, the Worcester hospice will be running its annual Write a Will month. Participating solicitors across the county will offer local people the opportunity to write a simple Will for £90, or £140 for a double Will,… Read more »