Hospice to hold summer ball spectacular

2nd June 2016

St Richard’s Hospice is inviting local residents to join in its summer celebrations at a 1920s themed ball next month.

The glamorous summer occasion will be held in the spectacular location of Malvern College on Saturday 2nd July. Many hospice supporters have already secured their tickets and are looking forward to putting on their evening dress or suit, perhaps with a touch of 1920s style.

Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality and enjoy a delicious three course meal followed by live music from trio Silhouette who will take us back to the 1920s with a mix of jazz, swing and rat pack music to tempt guests onto the dancefloor. They can bid for one of the many fantastic auction prizes on offer or try their luck in the St Richard’s raffle and casino.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “This promises to be a fabulous night with everyone dressing up and looking glamorous, perhaps in 1920s fashion if you so wish. We are very grateful to the St Richard’s Hospice Business Patrons who are sponsoring this event and to Malvern Events at the Malvern College for providing the venue free of charge. The money raised by the event will be used to ensure that St Richard’s Hospice can continue to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and support their families.”

Tickets cost £55, to include a drink on arrival, three course meal, live entertainment and casino. Guests can also enjoy a discounted stay at The Abbey, Malvern. To find out more information, to donate a prize for the auction or raffle, or to book tickets please contact the hospice on 01905 763963 or visit the 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.