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Golf club donates £4,000 to hospice

23rd January 2020

A county golf club has donated more than £4,000 to a hospice after taking on a year’s worth of fundraising activities.

The ladies’ section of The Worcestershire Golf Club raised a total of £4,015 for St Richard’s Hospice during 2019, donating the sum just before Christmas.

Fundraising activities included golfing competitions, lunches, collecting loose change, a Christmas cake raffle, cake sale and more.

Julia Radley, Lady Captain of the Worcestershire Golf Club from October 2018 to October 2019, said: “I want to thank the ladies of Worcestershire Golf Club for supporting this worthwhile cause.

“I feel very proud – I am just delighted to be able to make our donation.”

The donation will help St Richard’s continue to fund its care to patients with serious, progressive illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people.

Rachel Jones, fundraising manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to the ladies of Worcestershire Golf Club for raising money in support of our care.

“They have raised a terrific amount which will help us continue to offer free physical, emotional and spiritual support to people when they need us most.”

For more information on raising funds for St Richard’s, visit its website www.strichards.org.uk/raise-funds

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.