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Giant inflatables offer chance to be a superhero

16th February 2017

St Richard’s Hospice is calling for local superheroes with a sense of adventure to take on a very special challenge in aid of hospice care.

The local charity is inviting people to take part in a celebration event of fun inflatables and foam on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the heroes in their lives.

The event offers the opportunity to have fun with friends, family and colleagues. A thrilling 5km route will include giant inflatable obstacles and foam galore, including a foam bath, bouncy tunnels, giant hammers, UV bubble pods and the grand finale – the Big Bertha drop slide.

The St Richard’s Hospice Superhero Challenge is being kindly sponsored by A44 Tyre Shop, the Worcester based family business that has been keeping cars on the road since the 1960s.

Dan Taylor, Proprietor of A44 Tyre Shop, said; “I first experienced the amazing care and support St Richard’s provides when they cared for my Mum. She and Dad were supported by one of their specialist nurses at home, and later in the In-patient Unit. The care we received as a family was incredible and really made a terrible situation more bearable for us all.

“I am proud that A44 Tyre Shop could get involved with the Superhero Challenge as headline sponsor and support the hospice so that other families can receive similar special care. Our team is looking forward to taking part in the challenge and is already thinking of some tyre related challenges to add some extra fun to the day.”

The event will be held at University of Worcester Lakeside Campus in Holt, with start times available from 10am. Early Bird registration is available until 28th February, with tickets £25 for adults, £20 for under 16 years (please note there is a height restriction of 123cms).

To find out more and to register visit our Superhero Challenge event page.

Photo: A44 Tyre Shop sponsors (L:R) Dan Taylor (Proprietor), Paul Coton, Ryan Lewis, Russell Hodgkins, Tony Rees, Mac Coombes, Richard Merrick

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.