26th May 2015

Hundreds join Malvern Walk

Hundreds of walkers strode out in the sunshine across the Malvern Hills to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

More than 275 walkers were celebrating 31 years of the annual St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk. Walkers of all ages stepped out on either the 11 mile, 5 or 2 mile routes.

Organiser Lizzie Brazier from St Richard’s said, “It was a beautiful sunny day, the bluebells were stunning and the views across the hills were fantastic. Everyone had a great day. We would also like to give a big thanks to all the volunteers who helped on the day and the Malvern sea cadets for supplying the refreshments.‘

Lizzie added that she hoped the event would raise in the region of £16,000 towards the work of the hospice caring for patients with life-threatening illnesses and supporting their families.

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.