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Countdown to city giraffe safari

The hospice behind the Worcester Stands Tall initiative is encouraging people to sign up to its Safari Walk this Sunday. St Richard’s Hospice is organising the walk as part of the 10 week long sculpture trail – which was launched on Monday 9 July – which showcases 30 giant decorated giraffes and 27 calves. The… Read more »

Extra walkers take on challenge despite the heat

Walkers who took part in an annual 31 mile walk in soaring temperatures earlier this month have raised more than £30,000 for a local charity. 160 walkers registered for The Worcestershire Way Walk, organised by St Richard’s Hospice. The walk – which took place in near tropical temperatures – saw participants setting out at dawn… Read more »

Hottest Bikeathon sets record

St Richard’s Hospice annual Bikeathon event was not just the hottest on record but also looks set to smash previous fundraising targets. The popular cycling event – which set off early on Sunday 1 July in temperatures of 30 degrees and more – looks set to raise up to £20,000. The 250 participants saddled up… Read more »

Barn dance raises the roof as well as funds

A barn dance held earlier this month has raised more than £3,000 for a local hospice. The event – which welcomed one of Worcester’s best and liveliest ceilidh bands – was in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. St Richard’s Hospice welcomed The Whole Caboodle at the June event with the 100 party goers enjoying a… Read more »

Hospice benefits team help raise £1.2 million

Benefits advisers working at a Worcester hospice have raised more than £1.2 million for patients and their loved ones since 2009. The milestone amount was reached by the two Welfare Benefits Advisers working as part of the Family Support Team at St Richard’s Hospice. The advisers, Sue Sheppard and Kate Middleton, work across all clinical… Read more »

Auction of promises to help hospice

An auction of promises has raised thousands of pounds for a local hospice. St Richard’s Hospice has been donated an impressive £17,625 following an event at The Elms School in Colwall. Organised by a committee of ladies the event – which took place on Saturday 16 June – was attended by more than 120 people… Read more »

Local boy saddling up for hospice

A Worcester school boy will be getting on his bike for hospice care next month. Jay Ingram, aged 10 and from Perdiswell, will be taking part in a sponsored 10 mile cycling challenge around Worcester Racecourse on Sunday 1 July. This is the fourth year running that Jay has taken part in fundraising for St… Read more »

Hospice on the look out for enterprising students

Enterprising students are being encouraged to sign up for a hospice campaign which aims to raise money for its care. The Flourishing Fivers initiative – run by St Richard’s Hospice – encourages young people to take part in the creative money-making challenge which has been running since 2005. Claire James, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice… Read more »

Race the dragon for hospice

A team of Worcestershire netball players and their friends will be taking to the water later this summer in aid of a local hospice. Members of the Malvern-based Halo netball team will be taking part in Worcester’s annual charity dragon boat race event in order to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Organised by Worcester… Read more »

Local dealership supports hospice with car scheme

A Worcestershire car dealership has pledged to support a local hospice with donations. PJ Nicholls Ltd – which has dealerships in Malvern, Pershore, Evesham and Tewkesbury – has announced it will support St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester by donating £100 from each new stock car sold. The firm decided to nominate the hospice as its… Read more »