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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 »

Brother and sister’s Cornish swim in aid of hospice

A brother and sister from Worcestershire are celebrating after swimming the Cornish coastline in aid of a local hospice. Abigail and Joseph Gisbourne from Evesham have raised £325 for St Richard’s Hospice, swimming from Padstow to Rock. Abigail, aged 33, said : “We wanted to raise some money for the hospice, in memory of our… Read more »

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 »