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Evening of music raises thousands for hospice

28th March 2019

An evening of music raised thousands of pounds to support the work of a Worcester-based hospice charity.

Guests attending the Musical Soiree in the Great Hall at Birtsmorton Court in Malvern on Friday, March 22 helped to raise around £3,000 for St Richard’s Hospice.

On the night, there was a recital by hospice doctor and pianist Rebecca Watson and singer Rebecca Rudge.

The event was hosted by hospice patron Rosalie Dawes and her husband Nigel Dawes, and was sponsored by Andrew Grant, who is also a patron of the charity.

Marilyn Peachey, Trusts Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “The evening was a great success and we were delighted to welcome 60 guests to enjoy such a special performance.

“We are thrilled to have raised a great amount for the hospice’s free care to patients and their loved ones.

“Thanks must go to our generous hospice patrons for both hosting and sponsoring the event, our brilliant pianist and singer and all those who volunteered on the night.”

Alongside a varied programme of music, including both modern and classical pieces, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés as well as being able to take part in a raffle to help raise funds for St Richard’s.

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.