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Hospices join forces for Big Get Together

4th September 2017

Hospices across Worcestershire have joined forces to host two sophisticated social events in support of a national charity campaign.

St Richard’s Hospice, KEMP Hospice and Primrose Hospice have organised a corporate breakfast and lunch at the Chateau Impney, near Droitwich, during Hospice Care Week this October.

Each event features a famous guest speaker and is part of The Big Get Together – a campaign which encourages friends, families and colleagues to hold fundraising events for local hospice care.

Alice Brunt, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, said: “It’s a pleasure to work with KEMP and Primrose on this exciting project.

“It’s fun to help each other and promote the free, compassionate care provided by our hospices, which really is what the Big Get Together is all about.”

Margaret Mountford

Margaret Mountford

The first event, a corporate breakfast, will take place on Tuesday 10th October at 8am. Television presenter and lawyer Margaret Mountford will be attending as speaker and will hold a Q&A session after breakfast.

The lunch will be held on Thursday 12th October at 1pm. Following a two-course meal, Philip Serrell – auctioneer and television personality, who regularly appears on shows such as Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It! – will give a talk.

Cathy Sloan, Head of Fundraising at KEMP Hospice in the Wyre Forest, said: “I am proud to be working with colleagues at our county’s hospices raising much needed funds to ensure that our patients are treated with dignity, are given choices about their care and that we are able to help them access services to improve their quality of life.”

Kate Kelly, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove, said: “The team at Primrose are delighted to be working alongside their Hospice counterparts across Worcestershire on this joint initiative.

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Philip Serrell

“Each event is aimed at different audiences and gives the community the opportunity to attend a great get together with a fabulous guest speaker in an amazing venue, while supporting their local hospices.”

Money raised from each event will be split evenly between the three hospices which together cared for more than 4,638 patients, their families and bereaved people free of charge last year.

Hospice Care Week runs from Monday 9th October to Sunday 15th October, however Big Get Together events can be held throughout the year.

For more information about the Big Get Together, or for guidance on hosting your own event, visit www.thebiggettogether.org.uk/

To book tickets for the breakfast event, visit www.bgtcorporatebreakfast.eventbrite.co.uk and to book tickets for the lunch event visit www.bgtchateauimpneylunch.eventbrite.co.uk

The breakfast event is sponsored by John Truslove, CP Foods and Richards Sandy, while the lunch is supported by Aspire, CP Foods and William Davis Homes Ltd.

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.