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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.