Droitwich woman completes 9th challenge for hospice

27th February 2017

A keen supporter of the work of St Richard’s Hospice has completed a triathlon – her 9th challenge raising funds for the charity.

Mrs Angela Bill, from Droitwich, created her own triathlon consisting of 2 km swimming at the Droitwich Leisure Centre; cycling 20 km and finishing with walking a 20 km route through the town and its canals and parks. She completed the challenge in just six hours and raised over £769 for St Richard’s.

Mrs Bill, who has retired from the family business Shooting Supplies Ltd in Bromsgrove, has been a longtime supporter of St Richard’s Hospice’s care and has taken part in many fundraising challenges for the charity including walking the Atlas Mountains and taking on a skydive.

Angela Bill with St Richard's Fundraiser Jayne SargeantAngela has been joined on a number of her fundraising challenges by her daughter Alison including taking on the 15 mile Malvern Hills Walk, Midnight Walk and 31 mile Worcestershire Way together.

Angela said: “I have lived in Droitwich with my family for more than 30 years and I first came into contact with St. Richard’s 13 years ago when I worked there and saw first-hand the great work they do.”

She added: “I am passionate about the hospice being able to continue to offer their free care and this is why I took on my 9th challenge to raise funds.

I did lots of training beforehand and really enjoyed the challenges. I had huge support from people which is what kept me going and my husband Roger has been a great support through all my challenges.”

St Richard’s Hospice Fundraiser Jayne Sargeant said, “We really appreciate all the fundraising Angela has done over the years, taking on a wide range of challenges in her bid to raise as much money as possible to help fund our continuing care.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.


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: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • 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.