Posts Categorised in: Volunteering News

Hospice set to celebrate Volunteers’ Week

Each year, we are privileged to support more than 3,300 patients and their loved ones across Worcestershire. We are thankful for our fantastic workforce across all departments – from those who run our shops, to those providing excellent care. However, all our work is underpinned by the tireless support of around 900 volunteers who give… Read more »

Army Cadet volunteer gains skills for life

I’m 14 years old and I have been an Army Cadet for just over 12 months.  The cadets recently gave me the opportunity to gain a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  As part of this I am required to undertake a period of volunteering.  Sadly my grandad passed away from terminal illness when I was… Read more »

Why I volunteer – Graeme

Meet Graeme Walker, a retired Worcester man who recently started volunteering for St Richard’s. Here Graeme, a former area sales manager for  anchoring and fixing manufacturer Rawlplug Ltd, explains how the experience has changed his view of hospices. ‘My decision to volunteer at St Richard’s was a bit of a lightbulb moment.  My wife Louise… Read more »

Long-serving volunteer to receive medal

A dedicated volunteer who has spent almost four decades serving a local hospice, has been honoured with a prestigious award. Clare Norton, from St John’s in Worcester, has been nominated by St Richard’s Hospice to receive the accolade – which is titled Badge of the Order of Mercy – and will collect it at a… Read more »

Volunteers kept up-to-date at Day Services meeting

We had a great get-together for all our fantastic Day Services volunteers, keeping everyone up-to-date with progress our building work and to say thank you for their continued support. We are so grateful for the tireless work of all our volunteers across every hospice department – thank you everyone! If you are interested in becoming… Read more »

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

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

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

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 »