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Charlotte shaves hair for Worcestershire hospice

A university student is to shave off her shoulder-length hair to raise funds for the Worcestershire hospice which cared for her best friend’s family.   Charlotte Albutt, 20, is to remove all her hair in memory of Tracey Henn, who died in July 2019 aged 53. Mrs Henn was cared for by St Richard’s Hospice,… Read more »

Coronavirus (Covid-19): update

St Richard’s Hospice cares for people with serious progressive illnesses so it is important 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 coronavirus pandemic. Our aim is to maintain all our services and… Read more »

Spiritual care continues through pandemic

Did you know, one of the services we offer patients and their loved ones is spiritual care? Through the pandemic our team of chaplains continues to safely support people of all faiths and none – both face-to-face, over the phone, or by video call. We are committed to making sure that people from all traditions… Read more »

How volunteers support patients and loved ones

We are so grateful to the volunteers who are able to safely carry on with their roles during the pandemic. Among this group are our wonderful Family Support Volunteers (FSVs) who adapted to continue giving emotional support to patients and bereaved people. Matt Jackson, Family Support Manager, said: “Our volunteers have been truly amazing. They… Read more »

Temporary closure of shops and warehouse

Our shops and warehouse are now closed to the public due to the latest coronavirus lockdown restrictions to help keep everyone safe. Thank you for all your support and donations during the last year.  We really appreciate you helping to raise funds for our hospice care in this way. Please note we will not be… Read more »

St Richard’s Community Team at Christmas

Christmas been very different for everyone this year, with many unable to see family and friends as usual. Mindful of how the pandemic restrictions could leave patients isolated, our Community Team is working to ensure those we care for continue to feel supported at this time of year. The Hospice at Home team has been… Read more »

Garden centre helps create festive display for hospice

A festive display has been installed in a hospice’s garden for patients and visitors to enjoy – thanks to the support of a garden centre. The In-patient Unit (IPU) gardens at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester have been decorated with twinkling lights and Christmas trees. The display was created with the support of Webbs Garden… Read more »

Gifts bring smiles at Christmas

We’re spreading the joy of opening a Christmas gift, thanks to a wonderful donation of beautiful new toys.    The Fence Club has sent us six huge boxes full of toys which we hope will bring some fun and excitement to children we support, who are otherwise facing great sadness.   Head of Family Support,… Read more »

Benefits of yoga

One-to-one yoga sessions have made a big difference to the life of Carole, a chef and mum-of-two who is being supported by St Richard’s Hospice. Carole, 55, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer 19 months ago and has been having regular yoga classes with Sally, a St Richard’s social worker and trained yoga… Read more »

Managing grief at Christmas

  Jo Jones from Hospice UK has written this useful article about finding support and managing grief at Christmas. (courtesy of Dying Matters.org) Christmas can be a stressful period even at the best of times but coping with a loss at this time of year can really test the strongest of people. The festive season… Read more »