Join hospice for ramble through Severn valley

27th August 2019

A hospice team is calling for people to pull on their boots and step out for a fundraising walk through the Severn valley.

Returning for its second year, the St Richard’s Hospice Severn Valley Walk will take place on Saturday, October 12.

There are three distances to choose from – including a four-mile walk to Arley, a seven-mile walk to Highley and a 14-mile hike to Bridgnorth.

Each route will end with a return journey on board the historic Severn Valley Railway, returning to the start at Bewdley.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We had a fantastic time at last year’s Severn Valley Walk, so we are very excited to be running the event once again.

“Each of the three routes is very picturesque, especially as the leaves on the trees begin to take on their autumnal colours.

“We hope to see lots of people – and their dogs too! – joining us for a great day getting active, exploring the countryside and most importantly raising funds to support our free care to patients, families and bereaved people.”

On the day, Worcester Concert Brass will welcome weary walkers back to Bewdley Station with music on the platform. Each participant will receive a medal, while pet pooches will get a certificate.

Frances Brewer, Sales and Marketing Assistant from event sponsor Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster, said: “Victoria Carpets is pleased to be sponsoring this year’s Severn Valley Walk for St Richard’s Hospice.

“It is set to be an amazing day and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

“St Richard’s Hospice provides a much-needed support and care system for those going through unthinkably hard times, therefore sponsoring this event was a no brainer!”

Also supporting the event is the Co-op petrol station in Bewdley, which will supply water for participants – and Bewdley High School, which will provide free parking for walkers, subject to availability.

To find out more and sign-up for the Severn Valley Walk, visit

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.