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Hospices Lottery winner cruises into New Year

A lucky hospices lottery winner will be cruising into 2017 after coming up trumps on the charities’ bumper draw. Ms Vivien McWhirter from Pershore has won top prize in the draw of a six day cruise for two to France and Spain worth £1,000, thanks to Spire Travel in Worcester. Ms McWhirter said, “It’s fantastic… Read more »

Droitwich shop celebrates 20 years

The St Richard’s Hospice Droitwich charity shop is celebrating 20 years since it first opened in the town. The shop in Gurneys Lane has been at the heart of the community for two decades and is currently supported by 35 volunteers. One volunteer, Sandra Preece, has been volunteering since the shop first opened. Shop Manager… Read more »

Garden teas raise £800

More than 300 people admired the NGS open garden and grounds of Bridges Stone Mill, Alfrick Pound, Worcestershire at the weekend. Sir Michael and Lady Joan Perry kindly opened their gardens and invited St Richard’s volunteers to provide delicious tea and cakes which raised £814 for our care.  

Callous thieves steal £££s gardening equipment

  Callous thieves have ripped out fencing and cut down trees to steal thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment from St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The equipment, including a ride on lawn tractor, mower and strimmer, had been purchased with kind-hearted donations from the local community to keep the garden and grounds of the… Read more »

Housekeeper celebrates 20 years

The longest serving member of St Richard’s Hospice staff was given a surprise celebration of 20 years’ service today. (19th June) Mrs Marilyn Bird, from Rushwick, joined as Housekeeper in 1996 when the charity was based at a large Georgian house in Worcester. She then moved work in the purpose-built new hospice at Wildwood Drive… Read more »

Hear our oral history at The Hive

The voices and memories of people involved in 30 years of St Richard’s Hospice are now available to hear at The Hive in Worcester. Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery, St Richard’s was able to track down and record the stories of key people since the hospice started in 1984. The collection of oral… Read more »

Woo Fest returns to support hospice

Following the success of Woo Fest, which made its debut last summer, the popular music event will return next month in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The festival, which will be held on Saturday 23rd July at The Drum and Monkey, near Upton-upon-Severn, will be suitable for all ages. The event will offer a variety… Read more »

30 years of history: oral history talk

   The voices and memories of people involved in 30 years of St Richard’s Hospice is now available as an oral history talk.  Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery, St Richard’s was able to track down and record the stories of key people since the hospice started in 1984. The collection of oral history… Read more »

Survey: Do we “unfriend” our Facebook friends after they die?

40% of British adults wouldn’t unfriend someone they know on Facebook even after that person has died, according to new research for Dying Matters. The survey of over 2,000 adults by ComRes found that only 8% of people agreed that when someone they know on Facebook dies, they unfriend their account soon after, compared with… Read more »