Posts Categorised in: Volunteering News

Long-serving hospice volunteer retires


A dedicated volunteer from Worcester has retired after more than 30 years supporting the work of St Richard’s Hospice. Mary-Rose Fawkes, aged 79, retired in November after spending decades working to support bereaved people with the charity’s Family Support Team. She began her career as a trainee nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital in London during… Read more »

Dedicated young volunteer nominated for award

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A dedicated young volunteer has been nominated for a prestigious award in recognition of her work for St Richard’s Hospice. Fran Ashley, aged 18, has tirelessly volunteered at the hospice’s Malvern Department Store for nearly two years – and has also helped at various fundraising events. The former Chase School student was nominated by St… Read more »

Shop volunteers handed mayor’s award

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Our fantastic volunteers at the St Richard’s Hospice shop in Bewdley had their hard work recognised with a special award from the town’s mayor last week. Councillor Anna Coleman presented the group – pictured here with shop manager Kate Pinhal – with a ‘Mayor’s Thank You Award’ in celebration of their tireless work for St Richard’s…. Read more »

Volunteers help in hospice garden


Recently, a group of volunteers from the BT Sport Contact Delivery team visited St Richard’s Hospice to help out in the gardens. The volunteers, who were from as far afield as Sheffield, pruned hedges, picked fruit and weeded flower beds – and enjoyed lunch in the canteen too. The volunteers visited St Richard’s on Wednesday, 20th September and… Read more »

Long-serving volunteer to receive medal

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A tireless volunteer has had more than 30-years of dedicated work honoured with a prestigious award. Hana Reid, who lives in Evesham, has volunteered at St Richard’s Hospice since its beginnings in the early 1980s and will be presented with a medal from the League of Mercy Foundation this July. The former nurse was nominated… Read more »

‘Why I volunteer for St Richard’s’

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A dedicated volunteer is marking more than a year since he began donating his time to St Richard’s Hospice. Clive Willcox, who lives in Fernhill Heath, became a hospice volunteer in 2016 after his wife, Val, was cared for by staff at St Richard’s. Mrs Willcox was 64-years-old when she died at the hospice after… Read more »

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

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The hospice is currently celebrating all its fantastic volunteers as part of national #VolunteersWeek. As part of our celebrations, we have asked a number of volunteers to tell us why they enjoy giving up their time to help at the hospice. Here are some of their stories:     Barbara Young, Day Hospice volunteer As… Read more »

Dedicated volunteers drive 80,000 miles for hospice

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A dedicated pair of volunteer drivers have had their hard work recognised after clocking up more than 80,000 miles for St Richard’s Hospice. Mary and Mike Hammond, from Evesham, were presented with The Geoff Palmer Vocational Award 2017 from The Rotary Club of Worcester Severn for tirelessly driving patients to and from the hospice in… Read more »

Celebration week recognises vital work of volunteers

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Celebrations are under way to recognise the dedicated work of nearly 1,000 volunteers across the St Richard’s Hospice community. A ‘thank you’ board has been placed in the reception area at St Richard’s in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, to mark national Volunteers’ Week which runs from Thursday 1 June to Wednesday 7 June. On Friday 9 June, St… Read more »

Help make hospice events a success this summer

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Organisers of some of St Richard’s Hospices’ most popular events are calling for volunteer help this summer. The charity is looking for support to ensure the smooth running of the following events : Saturday 20 May, Malvern Hills Walk – marshals and registration desk help, from 8.00am onwards; Sunday 21 May, Worcester Marathon – marshals… Read more »