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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 »

Hospice goes green with solar panels

St Richard’s Hospice is showing its green credentials this month as it installs an array of solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in Worcester. Visitors to St Richard’s this month will notice contractors scrambling over the hospice’s rooftops as they install an array of solar panels which will provide up to 230Kw of… Read more »

Hundreds turn out to dedicate lights of love

Over 1,500 people gathered at Worcester Cathedral on Friday 6th November 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 with… Read more »

Annual General Meeting 8th October

Anyone with an interest in St Richard’s Hospice and hospice care is being invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at Wildwood Drive, Worcester, at 7.00pm. The event is an opportunity to hear about the work of the hospice, the results of last year’s work and hear about plans for the… Read more »