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Hospice offers top tips for Cheltenham Festival

3rd February 2016

Top experts from the world of jump racing will be giving their top tips for the Cheltenham Festival at a special evening event in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

Horse racing enthusiasts are invited to join Dr Richard Newland, trainer of last year’s Grand National winner Pineau De Re, and leading jockey Paddy Brennan for an informative evening with dinner and conversation. The pair will be joined by jockey Harry Skelton and sporting broadcaster Alex Steedman to form an expert panel who will give their views and predications ahead of this year’s festival.

The St Richard’s Preview Evening will take place at The Wood Norton Hotel and Restaurant near Evesham, Worcestershire on Tuesday 8th March at 6.15 for 7pm. Tickets are £35 each which includes a two course dinner.

St Richard’s Hospice Senior Fundraiser Alison Parkes said, “This is a fantastic event for racing fans to speak to those really in the know who can give excellent insights into the festival action. We are very grateful to all those on the panel who are giving their time for free to help raise funds for our hospice services.”

For more information visit our Cheltenham Preview event page.

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.