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Coronavirus (Covid-19): update

St Richard’s Hospice cares for people with serious progressive illnesses so it is important that we take all reasonable steps to protect the wellbeing of those using our services, as well as those working and volunteering for the hospice.  This is particularly relevant during the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK. At this time of… Read more »

Tips for looking after yourself

Many of our care and support services have gone virtual  for the moment – with support given  by video calls, over the phone, at virtual clinics etc.  We thought you might also find these top tips helpful during such unprecedented times. In these uncertain and stressful times we know that our mental health needs extra… Read more »

Help us care in uncertain times

An appeal from Dr Nicky Wilderspin, Medical Director at St Richard’s Hospice: As the Medical Director here at St Richard’s, I wanted to let you know how your hospice team is continuing to help patients and their loved ones across Worcestershire in these unprecedented times. And, I’d also like to ask you to consider supporting… Read more »

St Richard’s Hospice charity shops – temporary closure

St Richard’s Hospice has announced the temporary closure of its 19 shops and warehouse in Worcestershire to protect staff, volunteers, donors and customers from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Shops and Commercial Director Dan Corns said, “We take this decision with a heavy heart but it’s absolutely the right action to take for the safety of our staff, volunteers, donors and… Read more »

Social Work support helps understanding

Our fantastic Family Support Team help a number of people with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilites and other conditions. They’re now using a piece of software called Widgit which allows them to build social stories, communication aids and emotions cards for people who need extra support to communicate or understand what is happening. Here’s the… Read more »

Elephants to march into city for 2021 art trail

A parade of colourful elephants will march into Worcester next summer to form the city’s second, spectacular, public art trail – raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Elephant sculptures will line the streets and open spaces for eight weeks in 2021, creating Worcester’s Big Parade – a Wild in Art event brought to the city… Read more »

Bookshop set up on online marketplace

A new online store has been launched to sell rare, collectable and antique titles donated to a hospice bookshop. Since launching a shop on the online marketplace ABE Books, St Richard’s Hospice has sold titles to customers around the world – all from its store in Tewkesbury. The charity currently has more than 160 fiction… Read more »

Malvern strongwoman in bid to break world record

A Malvern woman will be hoping to smash a world record as she attempts to pull a car weighing the equivalent of a hippopotamus around a circuit constantly for 24 hours at the Three Counties Showground. Emma Chetwynd Jarvis will pull the 1.5-ton vehicle, which will also include a driver, using a body harness as… Read more »

Lantern walk raises £11,000 for hospice

Glowing lanterns were lit in memory of loved ones at an annual walk which raised more than £11,000 for a hospice. Now in its third year, the St Richard’s Hospice Lantern Walk took place on Saturday, February 8 at the National Trust’s Croome, near Worcester. The evening saw more than 450 guests walk a 1.5-mile… Read more »