12th October 2015

Hospice welcomes new member to Fundraising team


St Richard’s Hospice has welcomed a new community fundraiser to support the charity’s work caring for people at the end of their lives.


Following a number of changes within its fundraising team, Mrs Jayne Sargeant, was recently welcomed into the Fundraising Department as its newest Community Fundraiser.


Jayne, who lives in Worcester with her family, has previously worked in the St Richard’s Shops and Commercial Department and other charities.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the finance sector.


In her new role Jayne will further extend St Richard’s Hospice’s networks within the community, particularly within schools, colleges and the University of Worcester to raise awareness of hospice care and the need for funds. She will also lead a number of events throughout the year.

Dr Catriona Whyte with Jayne Sargeant and Hairdresser Gayle Hawkins

Jayne said “I’m thrilled to join such a well-known and well-loved local charity which is very close to my heart. I learnt early on that fundraising was my passion and that I would be able to use my existing skills to become a successful Community Fundraiser for St Richard’s Hospice. I’m looking forward to being part of the Fundraising Team and raising funds that ensures St Richard’s can continue to offer care to patients and their loved ones.”


St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 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.