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World-renowned choir to sing at Pershore Abbey

A concert performed by one of the world’s best male voice choirs is coming to the county later on in the year. Morriston Orpheus Male Choir will be singing on Saturday 29 September at Pershore Abbey from 7pm. The event is being organised by John and Sue Fletcher from Droitwich; all proceeds will be donated… Read more »

Exhibition to celebrate the life of professional artist

An art exhibition, which will celebrate the life of a Worcestershire artist, is due to take place next month. The event on Saturday 11 August at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham  is in memory of professional artist Clive Pryke. The exhibition will raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice, who helped care for Clive before… Read more »

Himalayan challenge of a lifetime

A challenging overseas trek is being organised by a local hospice. For the first time, St Richard’s Hospice – based in Worcester – is organising a bespoke 12 day challenging trek to the Himalayas, exploring the Nepalese countryside. The trek will take place from 2 to 13 November 2019 and on Wednesday 5 September, the… Read more »

Get your ducks in a row for hospice

Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to enjoy a spot of messing about on the water this summer. As part of this, St Richard’s Hospice has announced details of its annual duck race which will take place on Saturday 11 August. The event, which is in association with Worcester Festival and sponsored by main sponsor Puddle… Read more »

Swimming gala returns to raise money for hospice care

A fun swimming gala will take place in September to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. The event takes place at Pershore Leisure Centre three times a year; June’s event raised £260 for the hospice. Set for Saturday 15 September, the gala regularly attracts up to 50 swimmers. Chris Gooderham, organiser, explained : “We launched… Read more »

Popular music festival goes from strength to strength

One of Worcestershire’s most popular music festivals has raised more than £12,400 for a local charity this year. Woo Fest – which returned to The Drum and Monkey pub, near Upton-upon-Severn on Saturday 7 July – smashed its previous record of raising £10,008 in 2017 for St Richard’s Hospice. This was the festival’s fourth year… Read more »

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 »