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Mountain challenge to raise funds for hospice

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A group of intrepid mountain bikers are taking part in a fearless challenge, in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for a local charity. Eleven members of Malvern MTB will be taking part in Mountain Mayhem, a 24 hour mountain bike endurance event. Taking place at Gatcombe Park – Princess Anne’s equestrian estate –… Read more »

Discover how you can become a St Richard’s shop volunteer

St Swithin's Street shop volunteers Marion Woodhouse and Margaret Fluellen

Members of the community are being invited to discover the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available at the St Richard’s Hospice shops and warehouse. A volunteers’ information event will be held at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, on Friday 9 June, from 11am to 1pm. The hospice has 16 fabulous shops based in a… Read more »

Hundreds engage with Dying Matters Awareness Week

Before I Die Board Evesham

Hundreds of people wrote messages of what they hope to achieve before they die on a giant blackboard in Evesham town centre. St Richard’s Hospice set up the four-sided board in Evesham on Tuesday, May 9, as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week – a national campaign highlighting the importance of talking about death, dying… Read more »

Malvern school walks hills for hospice

St Matthias School 2017

Pupils at a Malvern school are putting their best feet forward for charity. A team of 41 pupils, teachers and families from St Matthias CE Primary School in Malvern are taking part in this year’s St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk for the second year running. The annual event – which saw 600 people don… Read more »

Dying Matters Week

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 People in Worcester and Evesham are being encouraged to think about what they hope to achieve in life as part of national Dying Matters Awareness Week. The Awareness Week from 8 – 14 May, aims to place the importance of talking about death, dying and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. St Richard’s Hospice will… Read more »

Wear your Y fronts for hospice

Keith McCabe training

A special event which will see teams of men running in big blue pants will take place next month at Worcester Racecourse. The Go Dad Run Big Blue Pants Relay Race – which is being supported by St Richard’s Hospice – will take place on Friday 26 May. The hospice is looking for ten teams… Read more »

Local mum in bid to raise funds for hospice care

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A Dumbleton-based Mum will be running the London Marathon this month to raise money for a charity very close to her heart. Joanna Brett, aged 41, decided to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice because she had heard positive accounts about the charity; then in a bizarre twist, her mother-in-law was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer…. Read more »

Hospice announces new Chief Executive

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St Richard’s Hospice has announced that the current Care Director, June Patel, is to take up her new role as Chief Executive of the Worcestershire charity at the end of May. This will follow the retirement of Chief Executive Mark Jackson who is stepping down in May from his role after more than a decade… Read more »

Local boy making waves for hospice

Jay Ingram

A Worcester schoolboy will show his dedication to hospice care by taking on a sponsored swim on Monday 1 May. Jay Ingram, aged 9 and from Perdiswell, is already a seasoned fundraiser, having previously raised £500 for a sponsored silence in 2015 and £900 for a sponsored walk last year, all in aid of St… Read more »