5th June 2016

Marks & Spencer names hospice charity of the year

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”