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Thousands raised in memory of cyclist

More than £7,000 has been raised for the hospice which cared for a keen cyclist before he died. Keith Stoneham, from Fernhill Heath, had cancer and was cared for by the St Richard’s Hospice community team before he died in 2017 aged 48. Earlier this year, Stuart Summers and Ian Smith (pictured left) – of… Read more »

Get into Christmas spirit at our Festive Lunch

Guests are invited to join a hospice for its annual fundraising lunch event this Christmas. The St Richard’s Hospice Festive Lunch takes place on Thursday, December 6 at The Bank House Hotel, in Bransford, near Worcester. Alongside a three-course lunch, guests can do a spot of Christmas shopping as there will be an array of… Read more »

Join us for Santa Dash

St Richard’s Hospice is inviting families and friends to join them for a festive fun-run along the river Severn dressed as Father Christmas. The St Richard’s Hospice Santa Dash takes place on Sunday, December 16 and will see crowds of runners take on the two-mile jog. The route starts at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, in… Read more »

MP plants sapling at hospice

St Richard’s Hospice was delighted to welcome Worcester MP Robin Walker to plant a Rowan tree sapling on Friday, 2nd November. Mr Walker presented hospice Chief Executive June Patel and Chairman John Bawden with the sapling, before potting it in the greenhouse where it will be nurtured before it’s ready to be planted out. The… Read more »

Join hospice team for glamorous Snowdrop Ball

Guests are invited to put on their glad rags and join a hospice team for its glitzy, annual fundraising ball. The St Richard’s Hospice Snowdrop Ball will be held at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Saturday, 17th November. On the night, guests will be treated to a drinks reception, three course meal, grand… Read more »

Fun-runners take on Halloween challenge

Pumpkins, witches, skeletons and zombies descended on a city park for the St Richard’s Hospice Halloween Run – raising more than £5,000. More than 200 fun-runners braved the cold on Sunday, October 28 to take on the course at Worcester Woods Country Park. Friends, families and colleagues dressed up in their most terrifying fancy dress… Read more »

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory 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 their loved… Read more »

Reaching a place of acceptance

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A lovely piece of writing, written by a friend for a bereaved person. Saudade A Portuguese word for which there is no English equivalent. It means feeling sadness at missing someone who has meant a lot to you at the same time as feeling the happiness from having known them. I recently heard about the… Read more »

Hospice to hold spook-tacular Halloween Run

Families, friends and colleagues are being invited to wear their best fiendish fancy dress and join a hospice for its Halloween-themed fun run. St Richard’s Hospice is set to hold its second Halloween Run at Worcester Woods Country Park on Sunday, 28th October. Participants can tackle ghosts and slime as they make their way round… Read more »

Giraffe auction tops £210,000 for hospice

Celebrations were in full swing last night after an auction of 31 giraffe sculptures raised £210,400 for the St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal. Worcester Stands Tall, a Wild in Art event brought to the city by St Richard’s, captured the hearts of the community and attracted thousands of visitors this summer. The auction at… Read more »