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Lantern walk shines bright

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Hundreds of people stepped out at dusk on the first St Richard’s Hospice Lantern Walk to raise funds for the charity’s care of patients and families. Two hundred and fifty walkers of all ages strolled the 1.5miles in the grounds of the National Trust Croome Park, illuminating the night sky with hand-held lanterns. St Richard’s… Read more »

Tee off for hospice care

Chris Gagg and John Hyde of Santander with Ria Simons of St Richard's Hospice

A hospice is inviting guests to join them on the fairway for a fundraising day of golf. The St Richard’s Hospice Golf Day, held at The Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern, will take place on Friday, 27th April. Now in its third year, the event will see teams play 18 holes of golf before enjoying… Read more »

Hospice ‘helped get my life back on track’

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  A former patient is backing St Richard’s bid to expand hospice care to more people with the charity’s Build 2020 campaign. The Worcester-based hospice recently launched an appeal to help raise the final £1.4m urgently needed to build a bigger hospice to care for more patients and families in Worcestershire. The £5.3m expansion and… Read more »

“I’m a great believer in positivity”

Suzanne Graesser living well

On World Cancer Day, hear from Suzanne. “I’m a great believer in positivity and how amazing people around you can be,” says Suzanne Graesser who is living with cancer. Suzanne, who lives in a Worcestershire village, is in her mid-forties and was first diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She had chemotherapy, surgery and… Read more »

Hospice launches £5,000 raffle

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A hospice has recently launched its Grand Raffle – boasting a top prize of £5,000. The St Richard’s Hospice Grand Raffle could see a supporter scoop the cash, having spent just £1 on a ticket. In the past, the raffle has raised thousands to support the hospice’s free care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses,… Read more »

Hospice ‘helped get my life back on track’

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Fiona, 50, describes how St Richard’s Hospice helped her get her life back on track after a cancer diagnosis. I was a fit and well working mum of two teenagers and was very shocked in May 2016 to be diagnosed with bowel cancer and liver metastasis. I had an operation on both my bowel and… Read more »

Family joins Lantern Walk in memory of loved one


A Droitwich family will take part in a hospice’s lantern-lit walk through parkland at Croome in memory of a relative close to their hearts. Melissa Parkinson signed up for the St Richard’s Hospice Lantern Walk to raise money in memory of her grandmother Jane Howitt, who was cared for by the hospice. The 41-year-old will… Read more »

Youngster thrilled with Ed Sheeran guitar gift

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A budding young musician was thrilled to receive a guitar signed by superstar singer Ed Sheeran – which his dad won in a hospice auction. Keith, from Worcester, decided to support St Richard’s Hospice by bidding in its online auction and gave his 12-year-old son, Adam, the guitar as a surprise on Christmas Day. His… Read more »