Hospice seeks superheroes for corporate support

7th November 2016

A Worcestershire Hospice which supports more than 2,500 patients and their loved ones in the county each year – is seeking ‘superheroes’ to leap into action as corporate partners.

The hospice fundraising team wants to encourage firms to come forward and work with St Richard’s in partnership as their chosen Charity of the Year.

St Richard’s provides free, expert care to adults living with life-limiting illness and offer support to their families in Worcestershire.  The hospice needs to raise £8.2m a year to run all its services and relies on donations for 75% of their income.

St Richard’s Fundraising Manager, Rachel Jones explained, “Our care is free to patients and their loved ones but costs to provide. Those who help us raise funds to continue our care are ‘superheroes’ in our eyes as they often go to great lengths to make a difference to people when they most need it.”

She added, “Whether making a straight forward donation, sponsoring an event; taking on a team-building challenge, attending an event, completing a volunteering project or choosing St Richard’s as the Charity of the Year – we can work with firms all the way to ensure success for all involved.”  She added, “We always have a lot of fun along the way too!”

To find out more about becoming a St Richard’s superhero please contact Rachel Jones at St Richard’s Hospice 01905 763963.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 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.


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.