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Hospice celebrates generous donation from Freemasons

  St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester has received a grant of £2,530 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire Freemasons. The grant which was presented at the Worcestershire Installed Masters Lodge No 6889 comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, and will be used to help the hospice care for patients with life-limiting illness and support… Read more »

Children explore feelings at support group

Alongside caring for patients, St Richard’s also supports loved ones. Recently, families attending our pre-bereavement Waterbugs group for children explored their feelings through decorating cupcakes with buttercream and icing Our Waterbugs group allows young people to meet others who are going through similar experiences – it can be helpful for them to know they are… Read more »

New hospice shop set to open this weekend

A hospice is set to throw open the doors to its new vintage and designer dress agency in Bromsgrove. St Richard’s Hospice will officially open its new Mill Lane-based shop, named Déjà Vu, at 10am on Saturday, 24th February. The shop is a dress agency which gives customers the chance to sell their designer items… Read more »

Cheltenham Preview Evening coming up

Top jockeys and trainers are set to give tips and predictions at a preview event in aid of hospice care – ahead of a prestigious race week. The St Richard’s Hospice Cheltenham Races Preview Evening is taking place at The Wood Norton, near Evesham, on Tuesday, March 6th – a week before the Cheltenham Festival… Read more »

Lantern walk shines bright

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

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’

  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”

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

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’

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 »