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Hospice doughnut dash a sweet success

13th October 2019

Runners taking part in a hospice’s Doughnut Dash have raised more than £6,500 for the charity.

St Richard’s Hospice held its first Doughnut Dash in Norton, near Worcester, on Sunday, September 22.

Around 400 participants took on either a 5k or 10k route, before claiming their Krispy Kreme doughnut after crossing the finish line. Each person also received a special medal, shaped like a doughnut.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted with the success of our first Doughnut Dash.

“There was a great atmosphere on the day thanks to so many enthusiastic participants getting into the spirit and supporting St Richard’s.

“We hope everyone enjoyed themselves – and more importantly, enjoyed the delicious doughnut on finishing their run!

“From everyone at the hospice, a huge thank you to all those who took part, raised money, supported and volunteered at this event.”

The Doughnut Dash was sponsored by Pulse Pursuits and supported by Norton Parish Hall.

Actively Stronger provided First Aid on the day, while volunteers from Worcester Lions Club and Tesco St Peter’s lent their support – along with many others.

To find out about other events organised by St Richard’s Hospice visit www.strichards.org.uk/events

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.