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Coronavirus (Covid-19): update

COVID-19: Update St Richard’s Hospice cares for people with serious progressive illnesses so it is important that we take all reasonable steps to protect the wellbeing of those using our services, as well as those working and volunteering for the hospice.  This is particularly relevant during the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK. Our aim… Read more »

Virtual tai chi

This week we’ve held our first virtual tai chi session with patients taking part in their own homes. Therapy Team Leader Alex, supported by physiotherapist Charlotte, was in the hospice in Worcester leading the seated tai chi class via Zoom for patients who would normally attend the face to face course. Alex said, “Seated tai… Read more »

Sisters take on the Malverns in memory of dad

Two sisters from Malvern are getting ready to tackle the local landscape this Saturday (18th July) in memory of their “amazing dad” who died earlier this year. Vanessa Portman and sister Victoria Cooper are taking on the St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk this weekend, in its 36th year since the event began. The sisters,… Read more »

Garden in bloom after transformation

We can’t believe it was a year ago this week that the fantastic apprentice team from Western Power Distribution came in to transform our stony courtyard into a delightful, therapeutic garden. Just look at it now, bursting with blooms and the calm and peaceful haven we were hoping for! Big thanks Webbs Garden Centres for… Read more »

Hospice set to reopen charity shops

St Richard’s Hospice will reopen three of its charity shops in the county in the week starting Monday, 15th June with another eight throwing open their doors by the end of the month. The charity’s shops at St Swithin’s Street, Worcester and Malvern Link Store will re-open on Monday, 15th June and Malvern Link book shop on Tuesday, 16th… Read more »

Dying Matters Week 2020

This year’s theme for Dying Matters Week, 11th – 17th May, is ‘Dying to be Heard’. We know talking and thinking about death can be hard, but it can help us plan for life and make the most of the time we have. How do we respond when someone wants to discuss death, grief, their… Read more »

St Richard’s Hospice charity shops – temporary closure

St Richard’s Hospice has announced the temporary closure of its 19 shops and warehouse in Worcestershire to protect staff, volunteers, donors and customers from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Shops and Commercial Director Dan Corns said, “We take this decision with a heavy heart but it’s absolutely the right action to take for the safety of our staff, volunteers, donors and… Read more »

Telephone information

Update: This has now been resolved and all lines are working as normal.  (updated 9am 1st February)   Due to circumstances out of our control, we are currently only able to make very limited external phone calls – or receive limited incoming calls to St Richard’s Hospice.    

Shop to temporarily close for refurbishment

Our shop in Mealcheapen Street, Worcester, is set to close on Friday, 10th January at 1pm for refurbishment.   The shop, which is home to our bridal department, will be shut for a number of weeks while the work is completed. We look forward to welcoming customers back in to the newly improved shop –… Read more »

Photos: Santa Dash 2019

We had a fantastic, festive time at our Santa Dash on Sunday, 8th December 2019. Thank you to so much to Foley’s and Worcestershire County Cricket Club for supporting us with this event. Take a look at pictures from the day in our online gallery. Photos by Pete Goddard.