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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 »

Hospice shop celebrates birthday in style

The team at St Richard’s Hospice is celebrating the success of the charity’s dress agency in Malvern with a fifth birthday party next month. The Déjà Vu store in Belle View Terrace will be marking the anniversary on Friday and Saturday 25th and 26th March from 9.30-5.30. The innovative store has seen its popularity grow… Read more »

Love Your Local Hospice TV advert campaign

Four hospices from across Worcestershire have joined together with counterparts from across the Midlands to create a TV advertisement campaign aimed at raising awareness of the important role hospices play in local communities. Entitled ‘Love your Local Hospice’, the series of TV advertisements will be shown on ITV over 10 days, starting on Sunday (14th… Read more »

New store success leads to volunteer plea

The new St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Link store has proved such a success that the charity is urging more volunteers to step forward and help. In just over a week since opening the charity department store on the Worcester Road welcomed more than 1,500 customers who bought 4,000 items. Danny Corns, St Richard’s Commercial Director,… Read more »