8th May 2018

Choir raise voices for hospice care

Music lovers are invited to hear the Worcester Male Voice Choir in concert at a special charity performance on Saturday, 19th May.

The event takes place in Hampton Lovett, the home of Nicholas Wright, the Choir director who will shortly be retiring from his role.

Proceeds from the concert are in aid of St Richard’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. As well as raising charity funds, the concert will be an opportunity to celebrate the royal wedding earlier in the day.

Tickets for the concert – which starts at 6.45pm in the Hampton Lovett Village Hall – are £15 each including wine and canapés and are available from Sue Crow on 01905 772850, mobile 078898 26370 or Rachel Wyatt on 01905 779091.

St Richard’s Hospice Fundraiser Charlie Homer said, “this is set to be a wonderful evening and we are very grateful to the organisers and concert-goers for supporting our care by raising funds in this way.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative and end of life care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,000 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support they can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can. They care for people with a range of illnesses including heart failure, Parkinson’s, and motor neurone disease as well as cancer.

St Richard’s has launched the Build 2020 Appeal which aims to raise the final £1.4m needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.

The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.