1st August 2019

Hundreds get messy for hospice


More than 600 people had fun with foam, grinned through the gunge and were plastered in paint at a Worcestershire hospice Messy Madness fun run.

The crowds turned out in force for the 5K event at Churchfields Farm, near Droitwich on Saturday, 27th July for the St Richard’s Hospice summer event.

Kelly Johns, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “The day was fabulous, everyone was in high spirits despite the rain and the atmosphere at Churchfields was fun-filled!”

She added, “A big thank you to everyone who took part, raising over £25,000 for our care so far – an incredible amount!

Ms Johns also thanked the event sponsor, Majestic Bingo for their support.

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with 22% funded by the NHS.

The hospice is also raising funds for the Build 2020 Appeal and is part way through developing a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire. The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.