Flourishing Fivers – top marks for Worcs schools

9th July 2013

Pupils across Worcestershire schools have pulled out all the stops to raise an ‘incredible’ £10,723 for St Richard’s Hospice in the charity’s Flourishing Fivers scheme.

Five schools took part this school year in the initiative which encourages pupils to turn entrepreneurs and turn £5 into as much money as they can.

Pupils organize a range of fundraising activities including sponsored events, cakes sales, dog walking, car washing and many more.

Schools which took part include RGS, Worcester where pupils raised £7,556; Droitwich High, £1,499; The Chase, £613; Bishop Perowne, £473 and St Mary’s Convent £580.

St Richard’s Fundraiser Lizzie Brazier said, “We are so delighted that all these pupils really got stuck in to this initiative and used their entrepreneurial skills to raise such an incredible amount of money. We are very grateful for the donations which will make a big difference helping us to care for our patients and families.”

She added, “The RGS pupils in particular raised over £7,500 – the most they have ever raised through Flourishing Fivers, which is a fantastic achievement.”

Any schools which would like to take part in the next Flourishing Fivers scheme please contact  Lizzie Brazier on 01905 763963 or email


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.

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