16th June 2015

Colourful cake concoction

Kind-hearted youngsters and their parents from Droitwich busily baked and sold cakes to friends and neighbours, raising £184.65 for St Richard’s Hospice.
Six youngsters: Carenza Dunn, aged 13 and Emily Moss, 14 who attend Droitwich Spa High School; Ellie Hyde and Erin Moss, both aged 8 and pupils of St Peter’s C of E School, Droitwich; Charlotte Garrattley, 11, of Westacre Middle School Droitwich; and Daniel Rogers, 7, of Ombersley Endowed First School held the sale on a driveway in Droitwich. (on Saturday, 13 June). Daniel’s grandmother had been cared for by the staff at St Richard’s Hospice before her death a year ago.
Alison Parkes, St Richard’s Senior Community Fundraiser said, “We are really grateful for the support of the young people and their families in baking and selling the cakes to raise money towards our care. I know they also wanted to say a big thank you to the local residents who gave them such generous support. “
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