10th May 2015

Ex-Services Club to boost funds

The Barbourne Ex-Services Club in Worcester is holding a bumper May Bank Holiday weekend of events.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, 22nd May with a Charity Gig raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice, starting at 8.00pm featuring Steve Knight, Stuart Bishop, Angie and Sophie Field. Advance tickets are available at £4 or £5 on the door of the club at The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED.

On Saturday, 23rd May top entertainer Mark Drew from BBC’s The Voice will be performing. Members will be charged £1.50 and visitors £3.

On Sunday, 24th May the family fun day, also in aid of St Richard’s Hospice, starts at 12 noon with lots of stalls and attractions running through until 6.00pm. Entry is free and the first 100 will receive a £2 voucher (under 18s £1) to be spent on the day. The weekend ends on a high note with a disco with DJ Damo.

Terry Robshaw, Committee Chairman said, “In recent years we have had a number of members who have suffered from cancer. Some have recovered from this devastating illness to go on to lead normal lives but unfortunately quite a few have not made it. Last year our chosen charity was Cancer Research UK and we raised over £1,200 from two events. This year the committee decided to nominate a local charity, St Richard’s Hospice, which cares for those with cancer and other life threatening conditions. With the support of members and visitors we hope to be able to raise even more this year.”

For more information about the events contact Mike hemming on 07522695282, email or visit the
Facebook Page – Barbourne May Fun Weekend.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.
Photo: Event Organiser Mike Hemming (left) outside the club with Club President Ray Hodgetts