Hospice launches raffle to win a car

29th October 2015

Local residents now have a chance to win a brand new Kia Rio for just £2 in the St Richard’s Hospice raffle, launched this week.

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser said, “This is a great way to support the hospice and also be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize! Imagine hearing the news you have won a brand new car – if you buy a ticket that could be you!  The raffle is very popular and last year raised more than £40,000 towards our care. We are hoping it will prove just as successful this year.”

Ticket sales from the raffle to win the car will help raise funds to help St Richard’s provide compassionate care to patients living with life-threatening illnesses and support for their loved ones and carers.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from St Richard’s Hospice shops in the county;  St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester and at a variety of venues in the coming months or by telephoning the Fundraising Department on 01905 763963. You can also buy tickets online at

The raffle is kindly sponsored by Edwards Motors, Worcester Racecourse, Gemini ARC; Droitwich Print and The Valley.

St Peter's Garden Centre outsideThe raffle prize includes a 3 years’ servicing package and the winner can choose the colour of the car. The draw will take place on 31st March, 2016.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 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.

Top Photo caption left front to back: Dave Sargeant,(Gemini ARC); Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Hospice; Mark Hanson (Droitwich Print) and  Gerwyn Perring-Hughes (Edwards Motors). Right front to back, Adrian Edwards (Edwards Motors); Phil Coleman (Gemini ARC); Phil Maclean (The Valley)


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.