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How ‘legacy bench’ will tackle taboos

A travelling bench aimed at opening up conversations around death is set to arrive outside Worcester Cathedral. The painted ‘Legacy Bench’, belonging to St Richard’s Hospice, will be in place in the cathedral’s West Garden from Wednesday, May 15 until Monday, May 27. From there, it will travel to different places across the city during… Read more »

Hospice to mark Dying Matters Week

Hospice staff are set to get out in the city to help people talk about death and grief as part of a national campaign week. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, has a variety of events planned for Dying Matters Week, which runs from May 13 to 19. During the week, the team will be… Read more »

 New charity book shop set to open

  A new charity book shop stocking around 4,500 titles is set to open in Tewkesbury on Good Friday. St Richard’s Hospice will officially open its new High Street-based shop at 10am on Friday, 19th April. The shop is the charity’s second premises in the town, occupying the unit previously used by its original shop…. Read more »

Midlands hospices join forces for Pride

Hospices from across the Midlands are joining forces for this year’s Birmingham Pride to promote the message “hospice care is for all”. Teams from seven hospices will come together to host a float in the parade on Saturday, 25th May – aiming to raise awareness of hospice services among the LGBT community. Taking part is:… Read more »

New Care Director for St Richard’s

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester has appointed a new Care Director with a wealth of experience working with palliative care services. Debbie Westwood joined St Richard’s in 2017 as Head of Education following her role as Head of Service Redesign for the Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups. A nurse for 25 years, Mrs Westwood said, “My… Read more »

Hospice dress agency celebrates first birthday

A hospice is celebrating the first birthday of its designer dress agency in Bromsgrove. St Richard’s Hospice opened its Mill Lane-based shop, named Déjà Vu, at this time last year and is inviting people to come and mark the occasion and enjoy a slice of cake on Saturday, February 23. The shop is a dress… Read more »

Evaluation reveals impact of city giraffe trail

An evaluation of last summer’s Worcester Stands Tall (WST) giraffe art trail has revealed it provided a boost of more than £800,000 to the city. Studies by MEL Research, funded by Worcester BID, revealed WST app users alone spent £104,200 to £156,000 in the city during the trail which ran from July to September 2018…. Read more »

Christmas arrives at St Richard’s

Here at St Richard’s, our thoughts are turning to Christmas – which is now just a fortnight away. We have been busy preparing for the festive season and the hospice is now decked out with garlands, glittering baubles and beautiful Christmas trees, donated by Webbs Garden Centres. Our Christmas events calendar is looking especially jolly… Read more »

MP plants sapling at hospice

St Richard’s Hospice was delighted to welcome Worcester MP Robin Walker to plant a Rowan tree sapling on Friday, 2nd November. Mr Walker presented hospice Chief Executive June Patel and Chairman John Bawden with the sapling, before potting it in the greenhouse where it will be nurtured before it’s ready to be planted out. The… Read more »