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Dying Matters Week

 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

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

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

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

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 »

Heartfelt story inspiring London Marathon fundraiser

A keen runner who has signed up to take part in this year’s London Marathon has pledged to raise funds for two very special charities close to his heart. Leigh Sinton-based Simon Bond, an environmental consultant in Bromyard, will be raising money for both St Richard’s Hospice and the Jo Cox Foundation. Simon had previously… Read more »

Paralympic medallist in surprise hospice visit

Patients, staff and volunteers at St Richard’s Hospice were treated to a festive surprise visit from paralympian swimmer Claire Cashmore from Kidderminster. The four times paralympian, 28, chatted to everyone in the Wildwood Drive, Worcester, hospice,  shared her experiences of Rio 2016 and happily handed round her gold and silver medals. The Rio 2016 Paralympic… Read more »

Hospice celebrates 10th birthday at Worcester base

More than 23,000 patients and their loved ones have been cared for by St Richard’s Hospice since it moved into its purpose-built base at Wildwood Drive in Worcester a decade ago. The independent charity is marking the 10th birthday milestone of opening the building which was only made possible due to the generous support of… Read more »

Hospice Care Week

Worcestershire hospice asks what hospice care is to you Hospice care is… St Richard’s Hospice will be joining forces with 200 other hospices across the UK to help raise public awareness and celebrate the compassionate care provided by hospices across the country. This year the Hospice Care Week (October 3rd- 9th October) campaign organised by… Read more »