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Community invited to get together for hospice care

26th October 2017

Members of the community are being invited to enjoy an afternoon get together in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

MaryAnne and Bill Lane, who live in Bredon’s Norton, near Tewkesbury, are organising the event in memory of Mrs Lane’s sister, Sally Pasquill – who was cared for by St Richard’s.

The family event, titled A Day to Remember, will be held at Bredon Village Hall on Sunday, 12th November, from 2pm to 4.30pm, and is part of the Big Get Together – a national campaign raising money for local hospice care.

Guests can enjoy tea, cake, a tombola and raffle – which will boast plenty of prizes – while raising money for the Worcester-based hospice.

Sally’s husband Paul Pasquill, who is helping organise the event, said: “Sally devoted so much of her life to the care of others, doing all she could to alleviate their suffering and give comfort in their darkest hours.

Big Get Together“It was fitting that she too should receive such tender care, first at home by the wonderful St Richard’s Community Nurses and finally in the hospice itself.

“She and her family really appreciated this and she would have been so appreciative of our fundraising event and the much needed support it will provide to others.”

Anyone can hold a Big Get Together – from organising a coffee morning, curry night, or your usual Friday evening at the pub, the campaign is a simple way to help raise money for hospice care.

Get involved by calling the Fundraising team on 01905 763963, emailing Fundraiser Alice Brunt on abrunt@strichards.org.uk or visiting www.thebiggettogether.org.uk/hospice/strch

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.