Get your dancing shoes on for hospice ball

7th November 2017

The most glamourous event in the St Richard’s Hospice calendar is now just weeks away.

This year’s Snowdrop Ball will be held at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Saturday, 25th November.

Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality – starting with welcome drinks, followed by a three-course meal and live music from Soul Trader.

There will also be a grand auction, raffle, casino, photo booth and disco for party-goers to dance the night away – while raising money for St Richard’s.

Ria Simons, hospice Fundraiser, said: “We are so excited for this year’s Snowdrop Ball. It is always a fabulous night out – and the perfect excuse for guests to get dressed up and into the festive spirit.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming supporters who have been before and new guests too – all while raising money for the hospice’s compassionate care to patients, their loved ones and bereaved people.

“Thank you to our sponsors Britannia Bennetts of Malvern and Shrubbery Dental Practice, and to everyone who has generously donated prizes for the raffle and auction. Here’s to a great night!”

Last year’s glittering celebration saw 300 guests enjoy the festivities, raising more than £26,000 for the hospice’s free, specialist care.

The evening begins from 7pm and tickets are priced at £55. To reserve tickets contact Ria Simons, on 01905 763963 or email

The ball is sponsored by Britannia Bennetts of Malvern and Shrubbery Dental Practice, based in Worcester.

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: 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.
  • 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.