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Husky Trail

1st April 2017 - 8th April 2017

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Ever dreamt of driving your own team of spirited huskies across the Arctic, with civilisation left far behind? Well, now that dream can become a reality!

Join this most unique of charity events, as you spend six days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland for an experience you will never forget. This charity challenge is to sled 250km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi!

The challenge is suitable for beginners to sledding, as full training will be given – all you need to join this challenge is a thirst for extreme adventure! This is no ordinary charity challenge – you will be required to erect your own tents, cook for yourselves and fulfil all camping duties with the equipment provided. In addition to looking after yourselves, you’ll also be responsible for looking after your teams of huskies – be assured, this is a true, “hands on” wilderness challenge!  Watching the Northern Lights and tending your dogs will give you an exact experience for living as the Laplanders do.

For more information on this fantastic opportunity please call our fundraising team on 01905 763963 or email

Or find out more with these useful links:

Click here to download the brochure

Click here for further information

Click here for dog sledding training tips

Option A – Registration fee £399 + Min Sponsorship £3800

Option B – Registration fee £399 + Self-Funding £1900

Click here to register online


1st April 2017
8th April 2017

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.