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Legacy bench moves to Guildhall

A hospice is inviting members of the public to take a seat on its travelling bench – and reflect on their life and legacy. The St Richard’s Hospice ‘Legacy Bench’ was installed at Worcester’s historic Guildhall on Wednesday, June 19 and will be in place until Monday, July 8. The painted bench, bearing lines of… Read more »

Revamped hospice shop set to open

A revamped hospice shop is set to throw open its doors to customers this weekend. The St Richard’s Hospice shop in Mill Lane, Bromsgrove, will officially re-open at 9.30am on Saturday, June 22. The store was previously a St Richard’s Hospice dress agency, called Déjà vu, but has been transformed into a traditional charity shop…. Read more »

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 »