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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 »

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 »

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.