Ex-Services Club to boost funds

10th May 2015

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

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.