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Hospice patient holds art exhibition

Terry Dagley art exhibition

  A hospice patient who took up painting as part of his creative therapy sessions at St Richard’s Day Hospice is exhibited some of his work at the hospice’s Wildwood Drive premises. Terry Dagley, who was cared for by St Richard’s, regularly opened the stunning gardens at his home in Broughton Green, near Droitwich, to raise… Read more »

Dying Matters Awareness Week

St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging people to think about how they would like to experience death and bereavement as part of a national campaign. People across the West Midlands risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met and leaving their affairs in a mess for their families to sort out because they… Read more »

Hospice clinics hailed a success

Renal clinic out-patient Gordon Clifford and wife Nancy

Outpatient clinics held at St Richard’s Hospice have been given the seal of approval by local health commissioners, and allocated continuing funding for another year. St Richard’s Hospice is working in partnership with the NHS South Worcestershire CCG to offer patients with advanced conditions the opportunity to attend specialist out-patient appointments at the hospice. Each… Read more »

Raffle winner is presented with new car

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 »