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80s Messy Madness event raises thousands for hospice

Hundreds of participants enjoyed a day of bubbles, foam and gunge earlier this month. The 80s Messy Madness event – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – took place at Churchfields Farmhouse Ice-cream in Salwarpe, near Droitwich.  It is set to raise more than £15,000 for the charity. The 350 participants dressed up in their brightest… Read more »

Canal trek for hospice

Two Worcestershire friends teamed up to walk more than 25 miles in just one day. Rhys Ware and Liam Rothwell undertook the Worcester to Birmingham canal route on Saturday 11 August in memory of Rhys’ stepfather, Kevin Bainbridge. This was the first time the duo – who have so far raised £485 for St Richard’s… Read more »

Ducking and diving for local hospice

A riverside event to raise funds for a local hospice has been hailed as a quacking success. St Richard’s Hospice annual Duck Race – which took place last Saturday, 11 August – raised a fabulous £2840. The event, which was sponsored by main sponsor Puddle Ducks and in association with Worcester Festival, took place along… Read more »

Celebration garden set to blossom this summer

More than 1000 snowdrops have been installed in Worcester to create a special celebration garden. The unique snowdrops – reminiscent of the poppies planted in the grounds of the Tower of London – are part of a St Richard’s Hospice campaign encouraging people to celebrate someone or something special with a snowdrop. The handcrafted flowers… Read more »

Brother and sister’s Cornish swim in aid of hospice

A brother and sister from Worcestershire are celebrating after swimming the Cornish coastline in aid of a local hospice. Abigail and Joseph Gisbourne from Evesham have raised £325 for St Richard’s Hospice, swimming from Padstow to Rock. Abigail, aged 33, said : “We wanted to raise some money for the hospice, in memory of our… Read more »

World-renowned choir to sing at Pershore Abbey

A concert performed by one of the world’s best male voice choirs is coming to the county later on in the year. Morriston Orpheus Male Choir will be singing on Saturday 29 September at Pershore Abbey from 7pm. The event is being organised by John and Sue Fletcher from Droitwich; all proceeds will be donated… Read more »

Exhibition to celebrate the life of professional artist

An art exhibition, which will celebrate the life of a Worcestershire artist, is due to take place next month. The event on Saturday 11 August at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham  is in memory of professional artist Clive Pryke. The exhibition will raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice, who helped care for Clive before… Read more »

Himalayan challenge of a lifetime

A challenging overseas trek is being organised by a local hospice. For the first time, St Richard’s Hospice – based in Worcester – is organising a bespoke 12 day challenging trek to the Himalayas, exploring the Nepalese countryside. The trek will take place from 2 to 13 November 2019 and on Wednesday 5 September, the… Read more »

Get your ducks in a row for hospice

Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to enjoy a spot of messing about on the water this summer. As part of this, St Richard’s Hospice has announced details of its annual duck race which will take place on Saturday 11 August. The event, which is in association with Worcester Festival and sponsored by main sponsor Puddle… Read more »