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Paralympic medallist in surprise hospice visit


Patients, staff and volunteers at St Richard’s Hospice were treated to a festive surprise visit from paralympian swimmer Claire Cashmore from Kidderminster. The four times paralympian, 28, chatted to everyone in the Wildwood Drive, Worcester, hospice,  shared her experiences of Rio 2016 and happily handed round her gold and silver medals. The Rio 2016 Paralympic… Read more »

Hospice celebrates 10th birthday at Worcester base

25/09/06. Picture by Sarah Barney for news
Picture from left, Steve Speller from Speller-Metcalfe Ltd handing the keys over to Jeannie Young (chairman of governors for St Richards Hospice), Paul H Westcott (Chairman - Capital Project Committee for St Richards Hospice) and Rachel Bucknall (Care Director for St Richards Hospice) at the new Hospice.

More than 23,000 patients and their loved ones have been cared for by St Richard’s Hospice since it moved into its purpose-built base at Wildwood Drive in Worcester a decade ago. The independent charity is marking the 10th birthday milestone of opening the building which was only made possible due to the generous support of… Read more »

Hospice Care Week


Worcestershire hospice asks what hospice care is to you Hospice care is… St Richard’s Hospice will be joining forces with 200 other hospices across the UK to help raise public awareness and celebrate the compassionate care provided by hospices across the country. This year the Hospice Care Week (October 3rd- 9th October) campaign organised by… Read more »

Hospices Lottery winner cruises into New Year

 Vivien McWhirter, lottery winner, with Dawn Scott of the Hospices Lottery

A lucky hospices lottery winner will be cruising into 2017 after coming up trumps on the charities’ bumper draw. Ms Vivien McWhirter from Pershore has won top prize in the draw of a six day cruise for two to France and Spain worth £1,000, thanks to Spire Travel in Worcester. Ms McWhirter said, “It’s fantastic… Read more »

Droitwich shop celebrates 20 years

Droitwich shop

The St Richard’s Hospice Droitwich charity shop is celebrating 20 years since it first opened in the town. The shop in Gurneys Lane has been at the heart of the community for two decades and is currently supported by 35 volunteers. One volunteer, Sandra Preece, has been volunteering since the shop first opened. Shop Manager… Read more »

Garden teas raise £800

Perry's Tea Party 2016 003

More than 300 people admired the NGS open garden and grounds of Bridges Stone Mill, Alfrick Pound, Worcestershire at the weekend. Sir Michael and Lady Joan Perry kindly opened their gardens and invited St Richard’s volunteers to provide delicious tea and cakes which raised £814 for our care.  

Callous thieves steal £££s gardening equipment

Mark Jackson with the cut down tree and repaired fencing

  Callous thieves have 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 purchased with kind-hearted donations from the local community to keep the garden and grounds of the… Read more »

Housekeeper celebrates 20 years

Marilyn Bird  with flowers

The longest serving member of St Richard’s Hospice staff was given a surprise celebration of 20 years’ service today. (19th June) Mrs Marilyn Bird, from Rushwick, joined as Housekeeper in 1996 when the charity was based at a large Georgian house in Worcester. She then moved work in the purpose-built new hospice at Wildwood Drive… Read more »

Hear our oral history at The Hive

cropped Tricia Cavell, St Richard's Hospice with Justin Hughes of The Hive and Alice Spearing, St Richard's Engagment Officer

The voices and memories of people involved in 30 years of St Richard’s Hospice are now available to hear at The Hive in Worcester. Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery, St Richard’s was able to track down and record the stories of key people since the hospice started in 1984. The collection of oral… Read more »

Woo Fest returns to support hospice

Luke Simons and sister Ria at Woo Fest

Following the success of Woo Fest, which made its debut last summer, the popular music event will return next month in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The festival, which will be held on Saturday 23rd July at The Drum and Monkey, near Upton-upon-Severn, will be suitable for all ages. The event will offer a variety… Read more »