Hospice Rainbow Run back by popular demand

15th June 2016

Following the huge success of St Richard’s Hospice’s previous sell-out Rainbow Runs, the local charity is offering people a further opportunity to take part in a colourful fun run.

St Richard’s Hospice’s third Rainbow Run will offer 2.5km and 5km routes and will take place on Sunday 10th July at the new University of Worcester Lakeside Campus, previously known as Top Barn Activity Centre. Places on the fun run/walk are open to anyone aged 8 or over, but must be booked in advance.

Turn up in your oldest and whitest sports kit and prepare to run, walk, skip or dance around the route while getting showered with colours of the rainbow. The event is not a timed race; the aim is to have fun with your friends, family and work colleagues and to finish with a smile, while raising funds for your local hospice.

The St Richard’s Hospice Rainbow Run is kindly sponsored by Open GI, Worcester based insurance software specialists. Further opportunities are still available for local businesses who are interested in sponsoring a station. Please call Jodi Brandwood on 01905 763963.

Jodi Brandwood, Events and Challenges Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We’re delighted to be able to offer our third Rainbow Run. Our previous events have been incredibly popular and many of those who took part have already signed up to next month’s event. The money raised goes towards funding specialist care and support for those at the end of their lives, so this is a day of fun with a serious message.”

Chris Guillaume, from Open GI, said; “We are delighted to sponsor the Rainbow Run as part of our 2016 partnership with St Richard’s Hospice. It promises to be a great event for all ages and we encourage everyone to get involved and support the fantastic work being done by the hospice.”

Dogs are not allowed to participate and children aged 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult. The event start will be staggered from 11am to take into consideration the safety of all participants.

To find out more about the event and to register visit our Rainbow Run 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.