18th October 2016

Help hospice grow your tenner


St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging local people to take part in a national campaign Grow Your Tenner, launching today (18th October)

The campaign will match one-time donations pound-for-pound up to £10, and monthly donations up to £10 per month for 3 months.

St Richard’s Hospice, which offers free care and support to people with life-threatening illnesses in Worcestershire is calling on local people to help it gain extra funding through Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign.

The campaign will end either on the 17th November at 5pm or when all the funds have run out – whichever comes first. Local supporters can help by making a donation during the campaign at https://localgiving.org/charity/strichards

Supporters can make one-time donations or set up a monthly Direct Debit.  For a one-time £10 donation with Gift Aid, St Richard’s will receive £21.67, which could help pay for a Hospice at Home healthcare Assistant for two hours. A monthly Direct Debit of £10 could result in over £80 of funding in just three months which could pay for a Healthcare Assistant in the In-patient Unit for a day.

Rachel Jones, St Richard’s Fundraising Manager said, “All donations will make a huge difference to us and we hope local people will join in and support us with the added bonus of doubled donations. Even an additional £100 of funding would enable us to pay for a Staff Nurse in our In-patient Unit for a day.”

“As well as boosting one-time donations, this campaign is a great way to encourage people to give regularly which helps us to plan ahead in the secure knowledge of future income.”

Stephen Mallinson, Chief Executive of Localgiving, said: “Local charities are at the forefront of every community, offering vital services and supporting the most vulnerable people in society. Localgiving hopes that through the Grow Your Tenner campaign, more people are able to connect with charities and offer their support. The campaign also encourages local organisations to engage with online fundraising which is becoming an increasingly important channel for groups who are trying to become less dependent on grants and take control of their futures.”


To help St Richard’s benefit from match funding, please visit their Localgiving Page https://localgiving.org/charity/strichards

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.