16th June 2015

Eye-catching outfits for Ladies’ Day

A record crowd to Worcester Races Ladies’ Day helped boost fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice by £12,000.

The glamorous event saw hospice guests pack into a marquee alongside the course and paddock.

An auction, course-wide raffle, gate collection and marquee tickets all boosted the profit raised to £12,000 for the hospice care of patients, families and carers.

St Richard’s Hospice Senior Fundraiser Alison Parkes said, “It was a fabulous day with guests in eye-catching outfits enjoying the glorious weather. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone – including Worcester Racecourse and our hardworking team of volunteers – who made this annual event such a success.”

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.