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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 »

Why I love St Richard’s Hospice

“I love St Richard’s Hospice because…all the love and care they gave in our darkest days.” This is just one of the many touching messages shared on paper hearts in our shops across the county this Hospice Care Week. As part of our activities for the annual Hospice UK campaign week, we have been asking… Read more »

Join us for 2018 AGM

Worcestershire residents are invited to the St Richard’s Hospice Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th October. The meeting takes place at the hospice at Wildwood Drive, Worcester at 7pm and guests will hear about the impact of last year’s work and about plans for the future. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting so… Read more »

Hospice launches ‘Save our Snowdrop’ campaign

The hospice behind the Worcester Stands Tall sculpture trail has launched an appeal to raise enough money to bid for a giraffe at auction. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, needs to raise £5,000 to be in with a chance of successfully bidding for Snowdrop at auction on Thursday, October 11. All 30 giant giraffes… Read more »

My experience of St Richard’s Hospice

By Trisha Hutchison Having a life-limiting condition, I feel privileged and blessed to have been given the opportunity to attend Day Hospice at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, for 12 weeks. On Thursday mornings I am picked up from home and returned at the end of the day. I share Thursdays with about 10 others with… Read more »

Dig out your dresses for charity wedding ball

Brides are being invited to dig out their dresses and recreate the magic of their special days for a charity wedding ball. Gatehouse Brides, a bridal boutique in Worcester, is holding its first Wedding Ball at 7.30pm on Friday, 26th October at the Wood Norton Hotel in Evesham. The evening gives guests the chance to… Read more »

Team takes on tough challenge for hospice

A team of fierce fundraisers took on a tough 10k run through mud, lakes and woodland – all in support of hospice care. The 26-strong team from OGL Computer, based in Stourport and Kidderminster, completed the Wolf Run challenge and raised more than £4,600 for St Richard’s Hospice. Each team member tackled a series of… Read more »

Take on Severn Valley Walk for hospice

Walkers are being encouraged to sign up for a new hospice challenge this autumn. St Richard’s Hospice is organising a walk along the Severn Way – which follows the landscape of the river Severn – on Saturday, October 13th. Participants can choose from either a four, seven or 14-mile walk, followed by a return journey aboard… Read more »