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Local boy saddling up for hospice

26th June 2018

A Worcester school boy will be getting on his bike for hospice care next month.

Jay Ingram, aged 10 and from Perdiswell, will be taking part in a sponsored 10 mile cycling challenge around Worcester Racecourse on Sunday 1 July.

This is the fourth year running that Jay has taken part in fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice.

Jay’s support of the hospice came about following the care his aunt Mel Baker received before her death in 2014.

To date Jay has raised more than £2500 for the hospice and is hoping to beat his 2017 target and raise £1000 this year.

Previous fundraisers have included a sponsored silence in 2015, a sponsored walk in 2016 and a sponsored swim last year.

Jay’s sponsored bike ride this summer will be witnessed by family and friends.

Jay said : “I really miss my Auntie Mel and it’s things like this that make me feel closer to her.  I hope to raise as much money as I can so St Richard’s can look after other people’s family members who are ill.”

Sabrina Ingram, Jay’s mum, said : “We are so proud of Jay.  He has shown such dedication and commitment over the last four years with his fundraising activities.  He really is an inspiration.  He continues to show us all that his aunt’s memory lives on within our family and the wider community.”

Jodi Brandwood, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice said : “Jay’s enthusiasm is absolutely fabulous and we are so grateful for his ongoing support.  It means such a lot to us and we are truly humbled as he is so young.  We wish him the very best of luck on the day!”

To sponsor Jay, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sabrina-ingram2.

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.