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Group donate friendship quilt in aid of hospice

2nd December 2016

A craft group from Evesham have donated a spectacular friendship quilt to St Richard’s Hospice to help raise funds for the local charity.

The handmade double-sized quilt was created by the Littleton Thursday Craft Club before being machine quilted by Quilters’ Corner in Evesham. The hospice hopes to raise as much money as possible from the sale of the quilt to help fund the specialist care it provides patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Shoshanna Goldstein, who co-ordinated the project, said; “The group wanted to work together to create a quilt that would benefit a fantastic local charity. As a St Richard’s volunteer at the Evesham shop I speak to many families that have benefitted from the compassionate care provided by the hospice. We are delighted that the quilt will raise funds to ensure that others will be able to experience the hospice’s excellent care.”

Members of the group that worked on the quilt include Ann Evans, Anne Malpas, Anne Partridge, Chris Vince, Judy Garvey, Lesley Smith, Liz Kerr, Margaret Homer, Margaret Potter, Rosie McCotter, Shoshanna Goldstein, Sylvia Butcher and Val Davies.

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.