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Join hospice for messy madness fun run

10th July 2019

A hospice team is inviting the public to snap up the last remaining tickets to its foam, gunge and paint-filled fun run.

The St Richard’s Hospice Messy Madness 5K will take place on Saturday, July 27 at Churchfields Farm, near Droitwich.

The event had been scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 15 – but organisers were forced to postpone it due to rain causing the ground to become waterlogged.

Kelly Johns, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We were disappointed to postpone the event last month – but are now even more excited to break out the powder paint and gunge and have a fantastic time.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to what we know will be a spectacular day of fundraising in support of the free care we provide to patients and their loved ones.

“A big ‘thank you’ must go to our venue, suppliers, sponsors and participants for their patience and support throughout.”

The 5K route can be run or walked, with the hospice recommending a minimum age of five to take part.

On the day, there will be a DJ providing live entertainment, as well as an event village with family activities and the chance to visit the on-site maize maze.

Everyone taking part will get a Messy Madness t-shirt to wear on the day, a medal and Churchfields ice cream.

Peter Reeves, General Manager at event sponsors Majestic Bingo, said: “It has been a pleasure to be the main sponsor.

“It is a charity close to our hearts and many customers within the local bingo community, and it is an absolute pleasure to be supporting this event for the second year running.

“We look forward to meeting all participants and the St Richard’s Hospice team to enjoy what will be a very messy event!”

Tickets are £20 for adults and £15 for children aged 16 and under. To book tickets for Messy Madness, visit www.strichards.org.uk/messy-madness

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.