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Ladies lunch supports hospice

24th April 2015

Supporters of St Richard’s Hospice enjoyed a fundraising lunch to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care for people with life-threatening illnesses.

On Wednesday 22nd April, around 30 ladies joined the hospice for a two course meal and raffle at Buckland Manor, in the Cotswolds, raising £900 towards the cost of patient care.

Buckland Manor is one of the area’s finest manor houses, dating back to medieval times. Ladies attending the lunch not only had the chance to admire the historic manor house, but were also able to explore the beautiful gardens with views of the neighbouring church and surrounding countryside.

The hospice arranges a series of lunch events for ladies, all held at the region’s most stunning locations. The next event is proposed for Wood Norton Hall, in Evesham.

Alison Parkes, Senior Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We’d like to thank everyone who came along to our fundraising lunch, and to the team at Buckland Manor who looked after us so well. Our lunch events are always well attended and we are always thoroughly spoilt by the hospitality and atmosphere at each spectacular venue.”

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.