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Fun-runners take on Halloween challenge

31st October 2018

Pumpkins, witches, skeletons and zombies descended on a city park for the St Richard’s Hospice Halloween Run – raising more than £5,000.

More than 200 fun-runners braved the cold on Sunday, October 28 to take on the course at Worcester Woods Country Park.

Friends, families and colleagues dressed up in their most terrifying fancy dress – with prizes awarded to the best dressed.

Kelly Johns, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We had a fantastic time at our Halloween Run and would like to thank everyone for taking part.

“There were so many gruesomely good outfits on show and it was great to see everyone getting into the spooky spirit of the day.

“Thanks to everyone who took part and raised money, a brilliant amount can be donated to support our hospice care – both here at our base in Worcester and in communities across the county.”

Participants took on either a 2.5K or 5K route around the country park, tackling trick or treat stations along the way.

This was the second Halloween Run held by the hospice, following the first in 2016.

 

 

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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.
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