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Local boy making waves for hospice

Jay Ingram

A Worcester schoolboy will show his dedication to hospice care by taking on a sponsored swim on Monday 1 May. Jay Ingram, aged 9 and from Perdiswell, is already a seasoned fundraiser, having previously raised £500 for a sponsored silence in 2015 and £900 for a sponsored walk last year, all in aid of St… Read more »

Heartfelt story inspiring London Marathon fundraiser

Simon Bond

A keen runner who has signed up to take part in this year’s London Marathon has pledged to raise funds for two very special charities close to his heart. Leigh Sinton-based Simon Bond, an environmental consultant in Bromyard, will be raising money for both St Richard’s Hospice and the Jo Cox Foundation. Simon had previously… Read more »

Kilimanjaro climb in memory of wife and mother

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A husband and daughter duo from Worcestershire – with a combined age of 124 – are now safely back on terra firma after successfully climbing the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. Jonathan Bailey, aged 75, and Phillippa Cook, both from Malvern, hiked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, in memory of their much loved wife… Read more »

Get on your bike for hospice

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Keen cyclists are being encouraged to saddle up this summer and take to the lanes of Worcestershire. The Bikeathon event – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – will take place on Sunday, 2 July offering cyclists three different routes. The event will start and finish at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, with cyclists heading… Read more »

Calling all superheroes!

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There’s a superhero in all of us so if you’ve ever fancied yourself as Wolverine or Wonder Woman, then there’s a perfect challenge for you this summer! The aptly named Superhero Challenge – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – is a 5km walk or run with a definite difference. The event – which will take… Read more »

Step out on hills walk this May

Malvern walk 2014 close up walkers on hills

A May day Malvern walk suitable for all ages and abilities has been confirmed for Saturday 20 May. The annual event – which saw 600 people don their walking boots last year – is organised by St Richard’s Hospice. Walkers can choose between 2,5 and 11 mile routes; the 2 and 5 mile routes start… Read more »

Shaken not stirred at 007 ball

007 Bond Ball

Up to 200 people celebrated an evening of glitz and glamour in aid of St Richard’s Hospice at The Kings Hawford 007 Ball on Saturday 4 March. Guests filled the Elgar Suite at the Bank House Hotel in Bransford, raising more than £11,500 to help the local charity to continue to care for patients with… Read more »

Hospice calls for Scenic Six runners

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Energetic runners and walkers are being called upon to enjoy the great Worcestershire outdoors next month. The event is an annual village fun run and walk around the picturesque village of Peopleton, near Pershore, and will take place on Sunday 23 April. This popular fundraising event is named ‘Scenic Six’ after the six mile off-road,… Read more »

Hospice offers top tips for Cheltenham Festival

Panel: Paddy Brennan, Harry Skelton, Dr Richard Newland

Enthusiastic experts from the world of jump racing gave their top tips for the Cheltenham Festival at a special evening event in aid of St Richard’s Hospice earlier in the week. Horse racing enthusiasts joined Dr Richard Newland, trainer of the 2015 Grand National winner Pineau De Re, and leading jockey Paddy Brennan, for an… Read more »