Giving in Memory – Online Donation Page & More

A gift in memory of a loved one is very special. There are a number of different ways you may wish to remember a loved one and help secure St Richard’s future.


One-off donations in memory

You may wish to donate online in memory on a one off basis, for example in lieu of flowers.

Ongoing donations – create a Forget-Me-Not Fund

A Forget-Me-Not Fund is a unique and lasting way to remember someone dear to our hearts. Named after the person who has died, it gives relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues a focus for making their own individual contribution to St Richard’s Hospice. Some people chose to give single donations or monthly gifts, others prefer to take part in sponsored events such as walks or a skydive. You may wish to commemorate your loved one by making donations on special anniversaries. You will be sent annual updates about the money in your Forget Me Not Fund. The fund never closes as you may want to continue to give support to mark special occasions or to light a candle each Christmas at our special Lights of Love service.

You can set up your Forget Me Not Fund by filling in this Forget-Me-Not-Tribute-Fundleaflet and sending back to us.

Once you have set up your Forget Me Not Fund you will be given a unique reference number. You may wish to then set up an In memory page on Tell the story of the person you’re remembering and explain why you’re raising money in their memory, using words, photos and video. Please make sure you state your unique Forget Me Not reference on the online page so we can attribute all the funds given in memory.

Donations in lieu of flowers

When we lose a relative or friend we may find ourselves completely overwhelmed with the many decisions we have to make. Our thoughts often turn to the wishes they had with regard to their affairs and how we can respect those wishes. Many people request donations, in place of, or as well as flowers at their funeral.  Flowers fade but a donation to the hospice can make a lasting impression on patients adn family members. By giving in memory your family and friends are helping to provide dignity, care and compassion to others. Please let your funeral director know  that you have chosen to support St Richard’s in lieu of flowers.

Regular giving

A regular gift in memory of your loved one can help us to help our patients towards the best quality of life possible. Regular income means we can plan and develop our services more effectively. To make a regular donation to St Richard’s in memory of your loved one, please fill in the Regular Giving Donation Form and send to the Fundraising Dept, St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT.

Tree of Life


In our hospice garden we have a special tree where friends and relatives can choose to hang a silver leaf in memory of a loved one. You can engrave your leaf with your own personal message and name. For more information look at our Silver Leaf leaflet 


Leaving a gift in your Will

Once your family and friends have been provided for, a gift in your Will to St Richard’s will last beyond your lifetime and ensure many more patients and family members can be supported in the future. See Gifts in Wills for more

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.