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Raffle winner is presented with new car

Raffle winner Olwen Humphreys and Richard Eldridge

One lucky hospice supporter has been presented with the keys to a brand new Mazda 3, after winning the St Richard’s Hospice raffle. A ticket bought by Olwen Humphreys, aged 79 from Honeybourne, Evesham, was chosen at random from the many thousands of tickets purchased by St Richard’s supporters across the county and beyond. The… Read more »

Take Time to Write a Will


A Worcester firm is encouraging people to start the year by setting their financial and personal affairs in order by writing a Will. mfg Solicitors LLP in The Tything, Worcester, are offering a special value Will writing service in February with all their fees being donated to St Richard’s Hospice. A similar offer last year… Read more »

Star Studded Lunch Offers Inspiration


Margaret Mountford, well known for her role in BBC’s The Apprentice, will be sharing stories about her career and television appearances at a special lunch in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The event, supported by St Richard’s Hospice’s business patrons, will also include a fundraising auction hosted by Phillip Serrell, local auctioneer and TV personality… Read more »

Top Tips Pre Cheltenham Festival


Top tips for Cheltenham Festival Top trainers and jockeys from the world of jump racing will be giving their top tips for the Cheltenham Festival at a special evening event in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Dr Richard Newland, trainer of last year’s Grand National winner Pineau De Re and leading jockey Paddy Brennan will… Read more »

Hospice Support on the High Street


St Richard’s Hospice has launched a pilot drop-in support session in Worcester which aims to make it easier for people to find out more about hospice care and the support that is available to those with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The information sessions are open to anyone living with, or caring for someone with… Read more »

Celebrating £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

St Richard’s Hospice has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage1 grant, it was announced today. The project, ’30 years of memories,’ has been given £10,000 to capture an oral history of the hospice since it was first started in 1984. The project aims to record the memories of the key figures including the… Read more »

Warriors Visit Brings Christmas Cheer


Three Worcester Warriors players visited St Richard’s Hospice to wish patients, volunteers and staff a Merry Christmas. Players Niall Annett, Sam Betty and Josh Drauniniu visited the Worcester hospice and chatted with patients attending Day Hospice and those in the In-patient Unit. June Patel, Care Director at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We were delighted to… Read more »

Christmas Fayre Success for Store


St Richard’s Hospice’s new flagship store in Worcester has enjoyed a successful Christmas Fayre, with thousands flocking to the shop and café during the annual event. The newly refurbished store, opened in July this year in St Swithin’s Street, was decorated for the Christmas season by staff and volunteers. The decorations have attracted many admiring… Read more »

Droitwich Remembers Loved Ones


More than 240 people packed into The Sacred Heart Church in Droitwich on Tuesday 25th November as part of the St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love campaign, and remembered someone special to them. Those attending the service took time for quiet reflection and were entertained by the Dodderhill choir and the St Richard’s Singers, a… Read more »

Hundreds Turn Out to Dedicate Lights of Love


Over 1,400 people gathered at Worcester Cathedral on Friday (14th Nov) to remember their loved ones in the annual St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services.   The afternoon and evening Cathedral services were the first of five to be held in the county during the next few weeks.  They all follow a simple structure… Read more »