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Get on your bike for hospice

20th March 2017

Keen cyclists are being encouraged to saddle up this summer and take to the lanes of Worcestershire.
The Bikeathon event – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – will take place on Sunday, 2 July offering cyclists three different routes.
The event will start and finish at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, with cyclists heading into the beautiful south Worcestershire countryside, mainly on quiet country lanes or bike routes.
Participants can choose from the family route of 16 miles, a more challenging 45 miles or the 64mile route to Snowshill in the Cotswolds, for the seasoned cyclist. The longer two routes will be timed. All routes will be signed and co-ordinated by Pulse Pursuits.
As an added bonus all those taking part will be entered into a free draw to win a Gtech electric assisted bike.

Alison Parkes, Fundraiser at St Richard’s said: “Our Bikeathon event will appeal to a wide audience from families through to cyclists who like a real challenge. Those taking part will cycle through some of Worcestershire’s most picturesque villages, with regular refreshment stops along the way. We look forward to welcoming participants on what looks set to be a fun and rewarding day with the added bonus that any money raised will have a direct beneficial impact on our patients and their families.”
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The event is kindly sponsored by Midlands Communications.
St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.

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.