Fine weather and fashion for Ladies’ Day

11th June 2018

Fine weather and fashion for Ladies’ Day

A record amount of money was raised for a Worcester hospice, following an event that is widely acclaimed as one of the city’s most glamorous occasions.

More than £27,000 was raised for St Richard’s Hospice at this month’s Ladies’ Day at Worcester Racecourse.

The annual event saw hundreds of guests gather in all their finery to enjoy a day at the races.

The hospice hosted a marquee which was packed with more than 230 guests who enjoyed a delicious three-course meal, race card top tips, cream tea and a grand auction conducted by hospice patron and TV favourite Philip Serrell.  The Swan at Whittington provided reception drinks.

The auction, raffle and money collected by hospice volunteers helped to raise funds for vital patient care – the most ever raised for St Richard’s at a Ladies’ Day event in its 16-year history.

A cheque for £3,000 was presented to the hospice by Jenny Cheshire, Executive Director on the day.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce our best fundraising effort at the annual Ladies’ Day event.  We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses and all those who spent the day with us.

“A big thank you to Worcester Racecourse, our sponsors Close Brothers Asset Management and volunteers from NPower and Tesco St Peters, as well as the hundreds of fabulous guests for making Ladies’ Day a really special fixture in the event calendar.”

Guests from Worcestershire and beyond enjoyed the chance to have a flutter on one of the seven horse races available on the day.

The hospice has worked with Worcester Racecourse to organise Ladies’ Day for 16 years – and, since its beginnings, the event has grown in success.

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.