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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 »

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 »

Malvern Hills Walk raises more than £18,000 for Worcestershire hospice

Joe Barson (Centre) and a group of friends raised £2,420 by reaching the Beacon Summit

An annual charity walking event which took on a new twist this summer, because of social distancing measures, has been hailed a huge success after it raised more than £18,000 in much-needed funds for a Worcestershire-based hospice. The St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk, which has run every year since the hospice launched in 1984,… Read more »

Make October a marathon month and raise funds for hospice care

Ruth Bennett running up a hill

St Richard’s Hospice is hoping supporters will make October a marathon month to support the free care it provides to patients and their loved ones across Worcestershire. The charity has launched a new virtual challenge as the coronavirus crisis continues to leave a hole in its fundraising efforts – with many events cancelled and charity… Read more »