Giraffe art spotted in hospice garden

1st September 2017

Staff at St Richard’s took advantage of the sunshine and scattered beautifully crafted, giraffe-themed artwork around the hospice garden.

Colourful paintings, bunting, wall hangings and even painstakingly crafted origami giraffes were dotted around the garden for the day for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.

Pictured here are Day Hospice patients Jenny Kimberlee and Sally Mayall with some of the artwork.

The giraffe theme tied in nicely with the hospice’s Worcester Stands Tall art trail – which is set to bring at least 25, beautifully decorated giraffe sculptures to Worcester for 10 weeks next summer.

Worcester Stands Tall is a Wild in Art trail which will be brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice. Each sculpture is being sponsored by businesses and individuals from across Worcestershire, while artists from all over the country will be invited to decorate the creatures.

There is still time to sponsor a giraffe sculpture. Call Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director, on 01905 763963, email or visit

The trail is supported by Presenting Partners Worcestershire Ambassadors and CrownGate Shopping Centre, Education Partner West Midland Safari Park and Media Partners Worcester News and Free Radio.

Follow Worcester Stands Tall on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.