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Celebrate the season with hospice festive ball

29th October 2015

Dance and dine your way into the festive season and join St Richard’s Hospice as it kicks off its Christmas celebrations with the annual Snowdrop Ball.

Tickets are still available for the glamorous event, to be held on Saturday, 21st November at Worcester Sixways. Over 370 tickets to date have already been sold.
Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality and enjoy a delicious three course meal followed by entertainment from The Soul Trader. Guests can also dance the night away with a Midlands Leisure disco, bid for one of the many fantastic auction prizes on offer or try their luck in the St Richard’s raffle and casino.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “This is always a fabulous night with everyone dressing up and looking glamorous. Many of our guests love the event so much they return year after year. There are just a few spaces available, and we are looking forward to another spectacular evening full of seasonal sparkle. “

Ms Jones added; “We are very grateful to Britannia Bennetts of Malvern and npower who are sponsoring the event and helping start our festive season with a bang! We would also like to thank everyone who has donated items for the auction and raffle to date. The money raised by the event will be used to ensure that St Richard’s Hospice can continue to care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their families.”

Tickets cost £50 each, with tables of 10 available. The evening starts at 7pm. To find out more information, to donate a prize for the auction or raffle, or to book tickets please contact the hospice on 01905 763963 or go online to www.strichards.org.uk/snowdropball
St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.

Photo (L:R): Judith Bennett, Britannia Bennetts of Malvern, Charlie Homer and Rachel Jones, both of St Richard’s Hospice, and Hannah Warren of npower

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: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • 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.