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Hospice to hold spook-tacular Halloween Run

15th October 2018

Families, friends and colleagues are being invited to wear their best fiendish fancy dress and join a hospice for its Halloween-themed fun run.

St Richard’s Hospice is set to hold its second Halloween Run at Worcester Woods Country Park on Sunday, 28th October.

Participants can tackle ghosts and slime as they make their way round either a 2.5 or 5k route with plenty of trick or treat stations. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress too.

Kelly Johns, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “Our last Halloween Run was so much fun – with everyone getting into the scary spirit of the occasion and wearing their most ghoulish fancy dress.

“We can’t wait to see all our runners dressed up as witches, ghosts and pumpkins to take on the fun run for St Richard’s Hospice again.

“We’re asking for all our participants to fundraise as much as they can for our hospice care, as the money raised through sponsorship and donations makes a huge difference to the patients and families that we care for.”

Tickets cost £12 for adults, £6 for ages four and above and under threes go free.

To book your place for the run, visit strichards.org.uk/event/halloween-run/

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.