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Local Festival nominated in national awards

WooFest team photo - Richard Purvis

A popular music event in Worcestershire has come runner up in this year’s UK Festival Awards. Woo Fest, returned to The Drum and Monkey pub, near Upton-upon-Severn, for the third year running in July and raised over £10,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. The popular event was shortlisted in the final six for the best small… Read more »

Ed Sheeran guitar – bid now!

guitar ed sheeran

Huge thanks to the multi-award winning musician Ed Sheeran for donating a signed guitar to raise funds for our care. Our online auction is now live, giving you an exciting opportunity to own a new Martin & Co Guitar with a message from Ed saying ‘Play this guitar!’ This beautiful instrument has been donated by Ed in… Read more »

Rugby player surprises hospice patient

margaret morgan with Worcester Warrior Ethan Waller

  A keen Worcester Warriors rugby fan was delighted by a surprise visit to see her in St Richard’s Hospice by player Ethan Waller. Margaret Morgan from Malvern had been chatting to one of the hospice doctors where she is being cared for at St Richard’s in Worcester and mentioned being a big Warriors fan…. Read more »

Festive fun at Yuletide Jog

yuletide jog

Elves, Christmas trees and reindeer were out in force bringing the festive spirit to the St Richard’s Hospice Yuletide Jog at The Valley, Evesham. More than 170 runners donned their best fancy dress to take part in the 5km walk, jog or running event last Sunday (3rd December) raising over £3,000 for hospice care in… Read more »

Long-serving hospice volunteer retires


A dedicated volunteer from Worcester has retired after more than 30 years supporting the work of St Richard’s Hospice. Mary-Rose Fawkes, aged 79, retired in November after spending decades working to support bereaved people with the charity’s Family Support Team. She began her career as a trainee nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital in London during… Read more »

Sugarcraft donation the icing on the cake


A host of beautifully decorated cakes have been donated to St Richard’s Hospice to help raise money for its care. Talented members of the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, which meets in Droitwich, made 27 iced cakes which will be raffled, sold and auctioned to support the hospice. Among the creations hand-crafted from… Read more »

Hand-made cathedral donated to hospice

Carolyn Day and Samantha Andrews with the cathedral

A talented hospice supporter has donated a hand-made version of Worcester Cathedral to help raise money for charity. Ros Morris, whose uncle Phil Day was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice, spent months carefully crafting the model using a technique similar to cross stitch. Basing her design on photographs of the historic structure, she weaved… Read more »

Dedicated young volunteer nominated for award

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A dedicated young volunteer has been nominated for a prestigious award in recognition of her work for St Richard’s Hospice. Fran Ashley, aged 18, has tirelessly volunteered at the hospice’s Malvern Department Store for nearly two years – and has also helped at various fundraising events. The former Chase School student was nominated by St… Read more »

Students turn fivers into thousands for hospice

(l-r) Michael Fieldhouse, Headteacher, George Yardley, Scarlett Leatham, Laura Webb, Jenny Rudge, Tom Oleksy (front)

Enterprising students at a Malvern school have raised more than £2,000 to support hospice care. Pupils from The Chase School took part in the Flourishing Fivers campaign run by St Richard’s Hospice and organised a variety of fundraising events. Activities included gunge the teacher, car washing, cake sales and bag packing – raising a tremendous… Read more »

Daughter set to run for hospice close to her heart

Stacey Taylor with her nan Lillian Harris

A keen runner will put on her best festive fancy dress for a fun run in aid of a hospice close to her heart. Stacey Taylor, who grew up in Worcester, is set to run the St Richard’s Hospice Yuletide Jog at The Valley, Evesham on Sunday, 3rd December. Both the 36-year-old’s grandmother and mother,… Read more »