Celebrate Burns Night in style with St Richard’s

20th December 2018

Guests are being invited to attend a hospice event celebrating the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The St Richard’s Hospice Burns Night will be held at The Abbey Hotel in Great Malvern on Saturday, January 26.

There will be a three-course dinner, customary toast to the haggis, a piper, toastmaster and a ceilidh with The Whole Caboodle band.

Ria Simons, hospice fundraiser, said: “We are really excited to hold our Burns Night celebrations once again, upholding this tradition in style.

“After Christmas is over, it’s heartening to know the festivities aren’t quite finished – and this event is such a fun way to brighten up the winter.

“We hope to see many of you there, helping us to raise a fantastic amount to support the hospice’s care to patients and their loved ones.”

Event sponsor Shelton & Lines Estate Agents has opened a new branch in Great Malvern – close to the venue for the Burns Night celebrations.

Richard Shelton, a Director at Shelton & Lines, said: “We have been made to feel very welcome in Malvern since opening our new estate agency office – and when we discovered St Richard’s Hospice was holding a charity evening at the historic Abbey Hotel, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to do our bit and help support this amazing cause.”

In the past, this event has raised thousands for the hospice’s free care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

At the hospice’s event in 2017, more than 160 people gathered to celebrate the evening – raising £9,000 for its care.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.