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Christmas arrives at St Richard’s

Here at St Richard’s, our thoughts are turning to Christmas – which is now just a fortnight away. We have been busy preparing for the festive season and the hospice is now decked out with garlands, glittering baubles and beautiful Christmas trees, donated by Webbs Garden Centres. Our Christmas events calendar is looking especially jolly… Read more »

MP plants sapling at hospice

St Richard’s Hospice was delighted to welcome Worcester MP Robin Walker to plant a Rowan tree sapling on Friday, 2nd November. Mr Walker presented hospice Chief Executive June Patel and Chairman John Bawden with the sapling, before potting it in the greenhouse where it will be nurtured before it’s ready to be planted out. The… Read more »

Why I love St Richard’s Hospice

“I love St Richard’s Hospice because…all the love and care they gave in our darkest days.” This is just one of the many touching messages shared on paper hearts in our shops across the county this Hospice Care Week. As part of our activities for the annual Hospice UK campaign week, we have been asking… Read more »

Join us for 2018 AGM

Worcestershire residents are invited to the St Richard’s Hospice Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th October. The meeting takes place at the hospice at Wildwood Drive, Worcester at 7pm and guests will hear about the impact of last year’s work and about plans for the future. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting so… Read more »

Exhibition to celebrate patients’ work

A special exhibition to celebrate the work of Worcestershire patients has been launched in the county. Severn Arts – based in St John’s, Worcester – is the venue for the St Richard’s Hospice exhibition. The exhibition – themed around snowdrops – features work by both patients and volunteers at the hospice. Mary Jenkins, Creative Therapist… Read more »

Handing messages to the community

St Richard’s Community Engagement Officer, Alice Spearing, recently visited the girls’ youth group at Tallow Hill Mosque in Worcester. The girls decorated hand prints with paint and glitter and glued hospice information on the reverse. The hand prints were handed out to the community at the Mosque’s summer fete to spread key messages about our… Read more »

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 »