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Decorated Christmas treats support hospice care

18th November 2015

The annual delivery of iced Christmas cakes from the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild has arrived at St Richard’s Hospice.

The ladies of the guild, who meet regularly in Droitwich, have been busy over recent weeks baking and decorating 30 cakes which they have donated to be sold, auctioned or raffled to raise funds for St Richard’s.

Tricia Cavell, St Richard’s Hospice’s Fundraising Director, said, “These cakes are lovingly crafted. Each one is unique and truly beautiful – they almost look too good to eat! We are so grateful to the ladies for donating their time and energy in this way. All the money raised will be used to provide compassionate care to patients at the end of their lives and to support their loved ones.”

Ann Newton who chairs the group said; “We really enjoyed creating these cakes for the hospice. Each year our ladies have come up with some amazing designs to suit all tastes. It’s an annual labour of love and we are delighted to see them generating money for a wonderful cause.”

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.