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Hospice goes green with solar panels

St Richard’s Hospice is showing its green credentials this month as it installs an array of solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in Worcester. Visitors to St Richard’s this month will notice contractors scrambling over the hospice’s rooftops as they install an array of solar panels which will provide up to 230Kw of… Read more »

Hundreds turn out to dedicate lights of love

Over 1,500 people gathered at Worcester Cathedral on Friday 6th November to remember their loved ones in the annual St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services. The afternoon and evening Cathedral services were the first of five to be held in the county during the next few weeks.  They all follow a simple structure with… Read more »

Annual General Meeting 8th October

Anyone with an interest in St Richard’s Hospice and hospice care is being invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at Wildwood Drive, Worcester, at 7.00pm. The event is an opportunity to hear about the work of the hospice, the results of last year’s work and hear about plans for the… Read more »

Flagship store celebrates birthday success

St Richard’s Hospice’s new flagship store is celebrating a successful first year and is inviting supporters to a special birthday evening. The hospice’s refitted shop in St Swithin’s Street, Worcester, was opened with a fanfare in July last year and replaced its temporary store at The Cross and the Snowdrops Bookshop in Reindeer Court. The… Read more »

Fantastic support for book club

St Swithin's book club Lydia with Life of Pi

A new book club has been set up in Worcester by St Richard’s Hospice, offering an opportunity for literary fans to come together and share opinions. The group will hold with monthly meetings at its Snowdrops Book Shop and Café, St Swithin’s Street, and will collectively select contemporary, classic or vintage books to review and… Read more »

Hospice patient holds art exhibition

Terry Dagley art exhibition

  A hospice patient who took up painting as part of his creative therapy sessions at St Richard’s Day Hospice is exhibited some of his work at the hospice’s Wildwood Drive premises. Terry Dagley, who was cared for by St Richard’s, regularly opened the stunning gardens at his home in Broughton Green, near Droitwich, to raise… Read more »

Dying Matters Awareness Week

St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging people to think about how they would like to experience death and bereavement as part of a national campaign. People across the West Midlands risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met and leaving their affairs in a mess for their families to sort out because they… Read more »

Hospice clinics hailed a success

Renal clinic out-patient Gordon Clifford and wife Nancy

Outpatient clinics held at St Richard’s Hospice have been given the seal of approval by local health commissioners, and allocated continuing funding for another year. St Richard’s Hospice is working in partnership with the NHS South Worcestershire CCG to offer patients with advanced conditions the opportunity to attend specialist out-patient appointments at the hospice. Each… Read more »

Raffle winner is presented with new car

One lucky hospice supporter has been presented with the keys to a brand new Mazda 3, after winning the St Richard’s Hospice raffle. A ticket bought by Olwen Humphreys, aged 79 from Honeybourne, Evesham, was chosen at random from the many thousands of tickets purchased by St Richard’s supporters across the county and beyond. The… Read more »

Take Time to Write a Will

A Worcester firm is encouraging people to start the year by setting their financial and personal affairs in order by writing a Will. mfg Solicitors LLP in The Tything, Worcester, are offering a special value Will writing service in February with all their fees being donated to St Richard’s Hospice. A similar offer last year… Read more »