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Christmas time at St Richard’s Hospice

Read our monthly column for the Worcester News, on the theme of Christmas at St Richard’s Hospice: Christmas is just around the corner and we are looking forward to celebrating the festive season at St Richard’s Hospice. Decorations are going up, bringing plenty of Christmas cheer and sparkle to the building – including magnificent Christmas… Read more »

Shining a light on bereavement services

To mark National Grief Awareness Week we are shining a spotlight on our bereavement support services. We know being able to voice difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences in a safe environment, with someone who is not personally involved can make a huge difference to someone who is bereaved. Our Family Support Team offers two bereavement… Read more »

Raise voices in hospice festive carols

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Voices will be raised in song at a special evening of carols at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester at the final event in the charity’s Lights of Love campaign this year. Everyone is invited to join the festive sing-song in the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester on Thursday, 19th December at 7pm. The event will… Read more »

Donation is ‘icing on the cake’ for hospice

Festive cakes in the form of trains, letterboxes, cartoon characters and more have been donated to help a hospice raise funds for its care. St Richard’s Hospice received 29 decorated Christmas cakes made by the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, which meets in Droitwich. Each intricately crafted cake will be auctioned, raffled or… Read more »

Christmas tree to sparkle for St Richard’s

More than 1,000 twinkling lights will illuminate a giant Christmas tree to help raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Standing well over 50ft high, the tree can be found in the front garden of Inkberrow residents Avril and Christopher Rowlands – and will be switched on this Sunday, December 1. The whole community is invited… Read more »

Apprentice to skydive for St Richard’s Hospice

A daredevil 20-year-old will take to the skies for a fundraising challenge in memory of his dad – dressed as Father Christmas. Rob Turner, from Worcester, has signed-up for the St Richard’s Hospice Santa Skydive on Saturday, December 7 at Hinton Airfield, Northamptonshire. Harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor, Mr Turner will jump from 10,000ft… Read more »

Thousands of names dedicated in Lights of Love

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones at Worcester Cathedral this Friday (22nd November) There will be two St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services at Worcester Cathedral on Friday 22nd November at 2.30pm and 7pm.  Pupils from King’s Hawford will sing at the afternoon service, with those… Read more »

Shining a spotlight on our Governors

To celebrate Trustees’ Week, we are shining a light on our fantastic Board of Governors and the difference they make to our hospice care. The St Richard’s Hospice Board of Governors is made up of 16 people from a range of professional backgrounds, who give their time and expertise for free. They work with the… Read more »

Children’s author to hold book-signing at hospice shop

A children’s author is set to host a book signing at a hospice’s charity store this half-term. Johnny ‘Mogs’ Morris, from Stourbridge, will be at the St Richard’s Hospice shop in High Street, Kidderminster, on Saturday, October 26. Mr Morris’ book Griff, about the adventures of a walking, talking stone dog, and Poems Your Parents… Read more »

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones at a range of moving hospice services this winter. In the weeks leading to Christmas, there will be six St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services or events – offering the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of… Read more »