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Join us for our 80s Messy Madness event!

13th April 2018

A fun-filled day of bubbles, foam, gunge and fantastic colours will await participants in this summer’s first 80s Messy Madness event in Droitwich.

The frothy family fun event on Saturday, August 4 will raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice’s care of patients and their loved ones in the county.

Participants are being asked to dress up in the brightest and boldest 80s outfits to walk, skip, dance or run around the 5km course at Churchfields Farmhouse Ice-cream site in Salwarpe, near Droitwich.

Kelly Johns, Fundraiser said: “We had hundreds of people join our previous Rainbow Runs and Superhero events and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to another fantastic, colourful and fun filled day – this time with a new 80s twist.”

The hospice is going back to its roots having started in Droitwich in the 1980s and recreating the spirit of the decade on the day.

A DJ will be providing classic 80s entertainment and there will be additional family activities along with the opportunity to participate in the maize maze at a discounted price.

Participants will set off in two waves, the first at 10am for families and young children aged five and above, and the second wave at 11am for adults and children aged over 12.

On finishing the run, participants will receive a medal and a scrumptious Churchfields ice-cream.

Peter Reeves, from event sponsor Majestic Bingo Worcester in Derwent Close, said: “St Richard’s Hospice is a close organisation for many of our staff and customers’ hearts and it is an honour to be the main sponsor for this year’s 80s Messy Madness event.

“We are looking forward to doing our bit along with encouraging as many people to partake as possible.”

There is a special early bird rate of £20 for adults and £15 for children for a limited time.

Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship in support of the free, specialist care provided to patients, loved ones and bereaved people by St Richard’s.

Those keen to take part can register at www.strichards.org.uk/event/80smessymadness

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.