Hundreds step out on hills walk

16th May 2016

More than 600 walkers strode out across the Malvern Hills on Saturday (14th May) in the annual St Richard’s Hospice fundraising event.

The walkers were groups of friends, families, organisations, schools and individuals who enjoyed a day of splendid sunshine and spectacular views.

Walkers took a choice of three routes available, over 2, 5 or 11 miles, with the shorter two routes being circular and suitable for the whole family.

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Hospice community fundraiser and organiser said, “It was a brilliant day, and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us on these wonderful hills. We were delighted to have had such perfect weather and you can’t beat the great views of this stunning countryside on our doorstep.

She added, “We really appreciate the support of all involved, including the great team of volunteers that helped to make it happen. The backing from our community continues to be truly incredible and we couldn’t offer the free care and support to our patients and their loved ones without it.”

Jayne also thanks event sponsors by Energy Gain UK Ltd.

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The walk is one of the hospice’s most popular events and has been running since the charity started in 1984.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting 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.



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.