1st August 2017

Dedicated fundraiser takes on canal trek for hospice

A dedicated supporter of St Richard’s Hospice has walked the Birmingham to Worcester canal path for the third time, in memory of his late wife.

Bill Richardson, from St. Peters in Worcester, walked the 30-mile route on Saturday 8th July.

The 68-year-old has undertaken the challenge three times to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice, this time walking the route with his daughter’s dog, Arthur.

St Richard’s cared for Mr Richardson’s late wife, Brenda, before she died in 2012.

Mr Richardson has undertaken many fundraising efforts in aid of the hospice before, including cycling the Birmingham to Worcester canal path in 2015.

Arthur the dog, who kept Mr Richardson company on the walk

Arthur the dog, who kept Mr Richardson company on the walk

He has also completed the Worcestershire Way Walk, the Malvern Hills Challenge and the Clee Hill Walk.

Mr Richardson said: “I am very grateful for the many donations received towards the excellent work that St Richard’s carries out every day of the year and I would urge others to do what they can to support this wonderful cause.”

Currently Mr Richardson has raised around £900 in sponsorship so far for achieving the walk. His former employee, Barclays, pledged to match fund the donations up to his original target of £750, meaning that his final total will amount to more than £1,600.

You can donate to Mr Richardson’s total via his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bill-Richardson5