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New Chair will lead Worcestershire hospice

St Richard’s Hospice has welcomed a highly experienced Chair to lead the Worcestershire charity. Mrs Jenny Cowpe has been a governor of St Richard’s Hospice for more than 20 years and Vice-Chair since 2001. She takes over the role following the retirement of former Chairman John Bawden, who stepped down after 17 years of dedicated… Read more »

Coronavirus (Covid-19): update

St Richard’s Hospice cares for people with serious progressive illnesses so it is important 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 coronavirus pandemic. Our aim is to maintain all our services and… Read more »

Hospice jubilant as major new build completed

Two people - one in a navy dress and the other in a navy suit - stand together in a large, vaulted indoor space with glass panels in the ceiling. They both wear blue clinical face coverings.

A Worcestershire hospice is celebrating the completion of a £5.2m building project and giving ‘a huge thank you’ to kind-hearted supporters who helped make the vision become a reality. St Richard’s Hospice embarked on the Build 2020 Appeal to grow hospice care for Worcestershire three years ago and construction work was able to continue throughout… Read more »

Worcestershire couple find light and love thanks to St Richard’s

St Richard’s has helped a local couple find love after loss. Mike Leech and Pauline McCabe-Leech, from Malvern, sought support from St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, after their partners died in 2014 and 2015 respectively.  After meeting at a hospice coffee morning and finding friendship, the couple unexpectedly went on to find love and married… Read more »

Hospice helpers sought this Christmas

Two people smiling and holding a Christmas tree

A local hospice is calling for Christmas helpers this year as it aims to make its annual Christmas tree collection service its biggest and best yet. St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, is preparing to run its fifth Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign – an important fundraising event in a challenging year for the charity. On Friday… Read more »

Get creative with doodle project this October

A row of coloured pencils are lined up against a white background

Could you take part in our Drawing a Day Project this October? Take a look at our daily doodle calendar below, pick up your pen or pencil, and join us for 31 days of drawing! Each daily idea relates to wider themes of nature, being outdoors, and the environment. Overall, we’re looking at how creativity… Read more »

Vandals smash hospice shop window

Droitwich shop window and door painted dark blue with white hospice name above the window

**Update** – We have received a thoughtful, anonymous donation from a supporter to cover the costs of repairing the shop window. A huge thank you from all at St Richard’s. Vandals smashed a hospice shop window in Droitwich, leaving the charity facing an £800 repair bill. The manager of the St Richard’s Hospice charity shop… Read more »

Chair of hospice to step down after 16 years of dedicated service

The long-standing Chairman of Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice has announced he will step down in April next year. John Bawden has given 16 years of dedicated volunteer service to the hospice. He took on the Chairmanship in 2007 after previously spending three years as a hospice governor and Vice Chairman of the successful St Richard’s New Hospice Appeal…. Read more »

Watch a recording of the AGM 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020 This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the St Richard’s Annual General Meeting was held virtually. You can watch a recording of the meeting by clicking on the link above. Alternatively, follow this link to watch the video on YouTube. Annual Review 2019-20 You can read the St Richard’s Annual Review… Read more »

Hospice Care Week 2020

Happy #HospiceCareWeek from everyone here at St Richard’s Hospice! We’re passionate about providing hospice care for all adults with serious, progressive illnesses – whoever they are and whatever their age, and whether it’s in the hospice, community, or at home. Over the past year, our wonderful teams have supported 3,338 patients, loved ones, and bereaved… Read more »