20th July 2016

Hospice offers unique view of festival fireworks


Worcester Festival goers are invited to join St Richard’s Hospice on a very special evening river cruise to enjoy the festival finale fireworks from a unique viewpoint.

On Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August, the local hospice will be offering a party atmosphere and the perfect position from which to watch the spectacular Worcester Festival fireworks show. Guests will be able to enjoy a river cruise along the River Severn on The Pride of the Midlands with a glass of wine and cheese buffet before returning to Worcester to watch the fireworks display.

Charlie Homer, Community Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “The Worcester Festival fireworks finale raises a huge amount of money to help support hospice care each year, and we are very grateful to everyone who donates to the collections on the evening. We introduced this new event last year to offer people the opportunity to see the spectacular display from an unusual vantage point and it proved so popular we were asked to organise a repeat event this year. Tickets are selling fast so I would encourage anyone who would like to join us to book soon.”

The river cruise sets off from North Quay at 7pm and lasts approximately 3.5 hours, returning in time to view the fireworks at 10pm. Tickets cost £17 per person, including a glass of wine and cheese buffet. For more information or to book tickets, visit our event page or call the fundraising team on 01905 763963.

This event is being kindly sponsored by Tesco.

Suzie Roberts, the Community Champion at the Tesco Superstore in Warndon said; “Tesco colleagues from both of our superstores in Worcester, regularly support the fundraising activities arranged by St Richard’s Hospice and we are delighted to be supporting the River Cruise in August.”

Joanne Jenkins the Community Champion from the Tesco superstore at St Peter’s added; “The River Cruise promises to be a fun event for all those on board and those watching the fireworks on dry land, whilst raising much needed funds for such a worthwhile cause.”

Worcester Festival photo courtesy of Andrew Kelsell.