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Challenge yourself for St Richard’s

7th January 2016

New Year is traditionally a time for resolutions, for getting started on plans for the future – to get fit, lose weight. St Richard’s Hospice is inviting local residents to consider taking on a challenge and raise money to support hospice care.

Challenges are not only good fun and provide a strong sense of personal achievement, they are also a good way to raise money to help St Richard’s continue to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and support their loved ones.

During 2015, many hundreds of local people took part in St Richard’s events and challenges, together raising over £180,000 to help the hospice provide specialist end of life care to over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice is offering a wide selection of inspirational trips and experiences during 2016 and beyond, both in the UK and abroad, including walks, cycling and running events, and activities for the more adventurous such as bungee jumps, wing-walking, sky dives and white water rafting experiences.

Find out more about taking on a challenge in our events section or call the fundraising team on 01905 763963.

The fundraising team can also support people who would like to take on a more personal adventure, perhaps fulfil a long held dream, and organise their own fundraising challenge.

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.