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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 »

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.