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Hospice calls for complementary therapy volunteers

A city hospice is calling for volunteer therapists to support its complementary therapy team – helping make a difference to the lives of its patients. St Richard’s Hospice, in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, has a Complementary Therapy team of two staff and eight volunteers – supporting patients from across the county. Complementary Therapists offer treatments including… Read more »

My week’s work experience at St Richard’s Hospice

By Evie Pugh, sixth form student My week volunteering at St Richard’s Hospice has been brilliant! I’ve loved every bit of it. I started on Monday; the first thing I did was to get a tour of the hospice. It’s a lovely building, everything looks so new. There is a whole project underway, it’s called… Read more »

Hospice volunteer awarded medal for distinguished service

A dedicated volunteer who has spent over a decade serving a local hospice, has been honoured with a prestigious award. Colum MacCourt,  who lives in Droitwich, was nominated by St Richard’s Hospice to receive the accolade – which is titled Badge of the Order of Mercy – and recently received it at a special ceremony held… Read more »

Apprentices create garden haven for hospice

Many hands were making light work of a garden transformation at a Worcestershire hospice. Around 40 apprentices from Western Power Distribution set to work to turn a stony internal courtyard at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, into a delightful, therapeutic garden for patients and their families to enjoy. The WPD Apprentice Challenge workforce toiled through the… Read more »

‘Why I volunteer for St Richard’s Hospice’

“My heart is here and it always will be” – says a long-serving volunteer who continues to work in a hospice shop aged 99. And after more than a decade of volunteering for St Richard’s Hospice, Evesham-born Dorothy Barnett shows no sign of stopping. Mrs Barnett, who celebrated her birthday in January, is the hospice’s… Read more »

“I volunteer to help people” – Debbie’s story

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, from June 1st to 7th, we are sharing stories from just a few of the fantastic people who give up their time to support St Richard’s Hospice. Read Debbie’s Story Debbie Holt volunteers on our Reception at St Richard’s Hospice. She says: “It’s very busy on Reception – people are phoning… Read more »

“I feel we can make a difference” – Volunteers’ Week 2019

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, from June 1st to 7th, we are sharing stories from just a few of the fantastic people who give up their time to support St Richard’s Hospice. Read Sue’s story  Retired nurse Sue Perry volunteers with the hospitality team at St Richard’s – serving meals to people receiving care on the… Read more »

‘Why I volunteer for St Richard’s Hospice’

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, from June 1st to 7th, we are sharing stories from just a few of the fantastic people who give up their time to support St Richard’s Hospice. Read Gavin’s story Gavin Morris, a retired headteacher, began volunteering for St Richard’s Hospice at its Snowdrops shop in Broadway, after moving to the… Read more »

Hospice to celebrate ‘incredible’ volunteers

Celebrations are in order to champion the tireless work of around 900 volunteers at St Richard’s Hospice. During Volunteers’ Week, from June 1 to 7, the hospice will join hundreds of charities across the country to showcase the importance of voluntary work. Volunteers support every aspect of hospice life – from patient care to administration;… Read more »

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 »