Help make hospice events a success this summer

19th April 2017

Organisers of some of St Richard’s Hospices’ most popular events are calling for volunteer help this summer.

The charity is looking for support to ensure the smooth running of the following events :

Saturday 20 May, Malvern Hills Walk – marshals and registration desk help, from 8.00am onwards;

Sunday 21 May, Worcester Marathon – marshals and handing out snacks to finishers, from 9.00am onwards;

  • Saturday 3 June, Ladies Day – selling raffle tickets, 12pm onwards;
  • Saturday 17 June, Superhero Challenge – marshalling obstacles, registration desk help, morning and afternoon slots;
  • Sunday 2 July, Bikeathon – marshals and registration desk help, from 8.30am onwards;
  • Sunday 23 July, Droitwich Triathlon – marshals, from 8.30am until 12midday;
  • Sunday 23 July, Go Dad Run – marshals, from 9.00am until 1.30pm.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice said : “Volunteer support is essential to the smooth running of our events and we’d love to hear from anyone who can spare a few hours to help out at any of our summer events this year.

“We couldn’t run our events without the vital help and support we receive from our volunteers.  We are extremely grateful to each one for their dedication and generosity.  Many people tell us that volunteering with us has made a huge difference to them, both personally and professionally.”

St Richard’s volunteers help to support every aspect of hospice life, from fundraising and working in charity’s shops, to supporting patients within their own homes and hospice administration, bringing their life skills and experience, their commitment and dedication to support the compassionate care the hospice provides for patients and their families.  Volunteering offers an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and build confidence and self-esteem.  Taking on a volunteer role at St Richard’s can help individuals gain transferable marketable skills that will help enhance both a CV and a career.

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.