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Hospice Citizens Advice team raise £1.5 million

A hospice is celebrating the work of its benefits advisors, who have helped raise more than £1.5 million for patients and families. The milestone amount was reached by Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) Advisers working in the Family Support Team at St Richard’s Hospice. The sum has been raised since 2009. The advisors work across all… Read more »

Splashing time in business challenge for hospice

Worcestershire businesses are being encouraged to take on a fun water and land-based team-building challenge to raise funds for a local hospice. St Richard’s Hospice, based at Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is urging teams to show their competitive spirit at the corporate activity day on Friday, 11th October at Croft Farm Water Park, Bredons Hardwick near… Read more »

Doughnut Dash for hospice

Taking part has never tasted so good, says St Richard’s Hospice, who are holding the charity’s first ever Doughnut Dash next month. Finishers in the 5k or 10k event on Sunday, 22nd September, will be treated to a delicious glazed ring Krispy Kreme doughnut and a doughnut medal. Participants can run, jog or walk the… Read more »

Dragonflies make vibrant Celebration Garden display

A stunning flight of dragonflies created a memorable celebration garden in Worcester which will be on display for the next two weeks. St Richard’s Hospice planted over a thousand, hand-crafted dragonflies on the lawns around the base of St Andrew’s Spire in the city on Saturday, 10th August. The unique dragonfly display follows the success… Read more »

How writing your Will could help hospice

A hospice has joined forces with four solicitors’ firms to run a month-long Will writing campaign this September. During the St Richard’s Hospice Write a Will Month, the Worcestershire firms will offer residents the chance to write a single Will for £95 or a double Will for £150 – with 100 per cent donated to… Read more »

Hospice celebrates first lottery winner

A hospice is celebrating the first person to win a prize in its recently-launched fundraising lottery. Elaine King, who lives in Tenbury Wells, won £100 in the St Richard’s Hospice Lottery in her first week of playing. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Mrs King, whose husband was cared for by the Worcester-based charity. “It made… Read more »

My week’s work experience at St Richard’s Hospice

By Evie Pugh, sixth form student My week volunteering at St Richard’s Hospice has been brilliant! I’ve loved every bit of it. I started on Monday; the first thing I did was to get a tour of the hospice. It’s a lovely building, everything looks so new. There is a whole project underway, it’s called… Read more »

Hundreds get messy for hospice

  More than 600 people had fun with foam, grinned through the gunge and were plastered in paint at a Worcestershire hospice Messy Madness fun run. The crowds turned out in force for the 5K event at Churchfields Farm, near Droitwich on Saturday, 27th July for the St Richard’s Hospice summer event. Kelly Johns, Fundraiser… Read more »

Ducking and diving for St Richard’s

The St Richard’s Hospice annual Duck Race in Worcester is just under 2 weeks away and charity organisers are hoping it will be a ‘quacking success’!  The race takes place in the heart of the city on the River Severn and marks the start of the Worcester Festival on Saturday, 10th August. Supporters can adopt… Read more »

Hospice volunteer awarded medal for distinguished service

A dedicated volunteer who has spent over a decade serving a local hospice, has been honoured with a prestigious award. Colum MacCourt,  who lives in Droitwich, was nominated by St Richard’s Hospice to receive the accolade – which is titled Badge of the Order of Mercy – and recently received it at a special ceremony held… Read more »