Golfers tea off for hospice

12th October 2015

Droitwich based AKW hosted an successful charity golf day at Gaudet Luce Golf Club on 10th September in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

This year  smashed all previously raised amounts raising £4,178.15 from only 39 guest golfers from AKW’s invited business partners.

AKW, one of Droitwich Spa’s largest employers, hosted this annual event at Gaudet Luce Golf Club which was then followed by an evening dinner, raffle and auction where the prizes were donated by those who attended.

St Richard’s Community Fundraiser,  Jayne Sargeant,said;”We have been developing our links with AKW over the past few years with a range of different fundraising activities and we are immensely grateful for the amount raised during this corporate golf day. St Richard’s would like to sincerely thank AKW’s generous staff and customers.”

Paul Massey, AKW’s Group CEO added, “At AKW, the nature of our business as the UK’s market leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom and kitchens, means that we have a strong empathy to those in need, and this naturally becomes a fundamental part of our corporate and social responsibilities in supporting local charities. This year’s corporate golf day has been extremely successful and we are very pleased to support St Richard’s Hospice.”
Pictured are the organisers of the event, Vince Moorton (UK Core Sales Director) and Joanne Dix (Secretary to the UK Sales Directors and Event Organiser) with Paul Massey (Group CEO), presenting the fundraising cheque to Jayne Sargeant.

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.