Marks & Spencer names hospice charity of the year

5th June 2016

St Richard’s Hospice has been announced as local charity of the year by Marks & Spencer (M&S) in Malvern.

M&S stores from around the country select a local charity to support for the whole year, by hosting initiatives with customers and employees and getting involved in the hospice’s calendar of events. St Richard’s Hospice became the Malvern store’s elected charity of the year, as many staff have a personal affiliation with the hospice, knowing individuals and families that have been supported by the local charity.

Ian Page, Retail Assistant at M&S Malvern, said; “Every year we pick a charity and this time St Richard’s came through as a clear favourite. We’ve chosen the charity as the work they do is an integral part of our local community and we can’t wait to get stuck in and raise enough money to help make a difference.”

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as M&S Malvern’s charity of the year and are thrilled that the staff voted to support the hospice. We very much look forward to working with the team in Malvern and raising significant funds for our patients and families across Worcestershire”


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.