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Friends set to cycle 1,000 miles for hospice

A pair of friends are set to cycle the 1,000-mile John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge – raising money for hospice care. Gareth Andrew and Arti Fiaz, who live in Worcester, will embark on the 10-day ride from John O’Groats on Tuesday, September 18. The duo, who play for Ombersley Cricket Club, hope to raise… Read more »

Make a date with male calendar

A group of male patients has created a 2019 calendar to help raise funds for a local hospice. The Men’s Space support group – which is part of St Richard’s Hospice – has created the calendar to highlight the importance of the group. The calendar – which will be available from hospice shops throughout Worcestershire… Read more »

How writing your Will could help the hospice

A month-long Will writing campaign led by St Richard’s Hospice is set to return this September. During the hospice’s Write a Will Month campaign, a trio of Worcestershire solicitors’ firms will offer people the opportunity to write a simple Will for £95, or a double Will for £150 – with 100 per cent of the… Read more »

Thanks to MAPPFEST

A big thank you to the committee of MappFest – the Malvern music festival – for their generous donation of £1,400 in support of our care following the successful 2018 event. Mappfest is a non‑religious, non‑political independent music based festival. Everything is sponsored or donated so every penny raised goes to the nominated charities. Pop these dates… Read more »

Exhibition to celebrate patients’ work

A special exhibition to celebrate the work of Worcestershire patients has been launched in the county. Severn Arts – based in St John’s, Worcester – is the venue for the St Richard’s Hospice exhibition. The exhibition – themed around snowdrops – features work by both patients and volunteers at the hospice. Mary Jenkins, Creative Therapist… Read more »

Handing messages to the community

St Richard’s Community Engagement Officer, Alice Spearing, recently visited the girls’ youth group at Tallow Hill Mosque in Worcester. The girls decorated hand prints with paint and glitter and glued hospice information on the reverse. The hand prints were handed out to the community at the Mosque’s summer fete to spread key messages about our… Read more »

80s Messy Madness event raises thousands for hospice

Hundreds of participants enjoyed a day of bubbles, foam and gunge earlier this month. The 80s Messy Madness event – organised by St Richard’s Hospice – took place at Churchfields Farmhouse Ice-cream in Salwarpe, near Droitwich.  It is set to raise more than £15,000 for the charity. The 350 participants dressed up in their brightest… Read more »

Canal trek for hospice

Two Worcestershire friends teamed up to walk more than 25 miles in just one day. Rhys Ware and Liam Rothwell undertook the Worcester to Birmingham canal route on Saturday 11 August in memory of Rhys’ stepfather, Kevin Bainbridge. This was the first time the duo – who have so far raised £485 for St Richard’s… Read more »

Stride into autumn with hospice Severn Way walk

  Walkers are being encouraged to sign up for a new hospice event later on this year. St Richard’s Hospice is organising a walk along the Severn Way – which follows the stunning landscape of the River Severn – on Saturday 13 October. Those who wish to take part can choose from either a 4,… Read more »

Ducking and diving for local hospice

A riverside event to raise funds for a local hospice has been hailed as a quacking success. St Richard’s Hospice annual Duck Race – which took place last Saturday, 11 August – raised a fabulous £2840. The event, which was sponsored by main sponsor Puddle Ducks and in association with Worcester Festival, took place along… Read more »