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Ukulele club entertain in Day Hospice

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The wonderful Worcester Ukulele Club paid a visit to St Richard’s to entertain Day Hospice patients. The talented group played a number of well-known songs which were enjoyed by patients, staff and volunteers. We would like to say thank you to the Ukulele Club – which has recently been named among the best in the… Read more »

Community invited to celebrate with Big Get Together

Anne Eyre Big Get Together

A community-spirited daughter is throwing a church birthday party in aid of the hospice which cared for her mum. Anne Eyre, from St John’s, Worcester, has organised the free party at the Bromwich Road Mission Free Church as part of the Big Get Together – a national campaign raising money for local hospice care. The… Read more »

Bubble bath joy for patient

HCA clarissa North with Leslie Salmon in hydrotherapy bath

 A Droitwich man has relaxed in his first bath for two years – thanks to St Richard’s Hospice. Leslie Salmon from Droitwich, is living with bowel cancer and is currently receiving care in the In-patient Unit of the Worcestershire hospice based at Wildwood Drive, Worcester. Mr Salmon, aged 80, enjoyed the jacuzzi bath with the… Read more »

Paul’s first day at St Richard’s

Day Hospice art therapy Paul Brockbank self portrait

It seemed to be such a turning point for me that first time at day hospice. My nurse had mentioned the ‘h’ word and I recoiled at the very thought of me going to a hospice. It was a negative emotional response based upon nothing other than assumption and imagination rather than experience or fact…. Read more »

Shopping centre on board with Worcester Stands Tall

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Giraffe calves decorated by school students will greet visitors to a Worcester shopping centre next summer. Crowngate Shopping Centre is a leading partner in the Worcester Stands Tall art trail – a project set to bring giraffe sculptures large and small to the city for 10 weeks in summer 2018. Artists are already submitting designs… Read more »

Activity weekend supports bereaved families

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Bereaved families were invited to an activity weekend supporting them with the loss of their loved ones. The weekend was organised by the St Richard’s Hospice Family Support Team and saw three families take part in a variety of activities – both at the hospice and at Aztec Adventures in Upton Warren, near Droitwich. The… Read more »

Celebrating Hospice Care Week

Alice Spearing with board Guildhall

A host of activities have been prepared by a Worcester charity for a campaign championing the heroes of hospice care. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Wildwood Drive, will join forces with up to 200 other hospices across the UK for Hospice Care Week – which runs from Monday, 9th October to Sunday, 15th October. The… Read more »

Patients’ poppy artwork to go on show

Meg Robinson with Quilt

Creative patients at St Richard’s Hospice have been busy making poppy-themed artwork for a Remembrance exhibition in Worcester. Paintings, prints, tapestries, poems and a beautiful quilt have been hand-made by Day Hospice patients and will go on show in October at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Meg Robinson, from Malvern, who has been coming… Read more »

Brave businessman “excited” for Santa skydive

Steve Borwell Fox

A brave businessman is preparing to take on a festive skydive challenge in aid of hospice care – dressed as Santa Claus. Steve Borwell-Fox, director at Malvern-based software company borwell, will jump from 10,000ft, plummeting at 120mph, to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. The 45-year-old will take part in the group Santa Skydive on… Read more »

Family team to trek Great Wall of China

Claire and Evan Way

An intrepid mother and son are preparing to take on an adventurous challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Claire Way and her 17-year-old son Evan, from Abberley near Worcester, will spend five days trekking a section of the Great Wall of China – climbing thousands of steps and stopping at farmhouses along the way…. Read more »