1st July 2015

Dedicated supporters cycle canal

A longtime supporter of St Richard’s Hospice has cycled the length of the Birmingham to Worcester canal in memory of his late wife who was cared for by the charity.

On Saturday 27th June Bill Richardson, aged 66 from St.Peters, Worcester, cycled the 30 mile canal towpath from its start in Birmingham to Worcester to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. He was joined on the cycle ride by his son, Dr David Richardson and son-in-law Tom Bartley-Smith, a solicitor with Worcester firm Hallmark Hulme.

His fundraising activities stretch back several years and include the Worcestershire Way Walk, Malvern Hills Challenge, Clee Hill Walk and the Birmingham to Worcester Canal Walk (twice).

Bill’s wife, Brenda, was cared for at St. Richard’s Hospice before her death in 2012 and he said “The care that Brenda received from the staff at St Richard’s was wonderful and they were also a great help to me and the rest of the family at a very difficult time”.

So far Bill has raised almost £750 to support hospice care and his former employer, Barclays Bank, will match whatever he raises, up to a maximum of £750 so the total raised will be in excess of £1500.

To donate to the team’s fund, visit www.justgiving.com/bill-richardson4