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Hospice set to reopen charity shops

St Richard’s Hospice will reopen three of its charity shops in the county in the week starting Monday, 15th June with another eight throwing open their doors by the end of the month. The charity’s shops at St Swithin’s Street, Worcester and Malvern Link Store will re-open on Monday, 15th June and Malvern Link book shop on Tuesday, 16th… Read more »

Thanking our amazing volunteers

Despite the difficult times we find ourselves in, all dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in our different ways, we didn’t want to miss this opportunity to mark national Volunteers’ Week and say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our fantastic volunteers. Throughout the year,  more than 900 volunteers underpin the work we do by giving their… Read more »

Couple give virtual garden tour to raise funds

Sit back and relax as you take a virtual tour of a beautiful garden, owned by hospice supporters John and Sue Fletcher. Each year, the couple invite visitors to enjoy their garden as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Gardens. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is not possible in 2020. Instead,… Read more »

Training for schools: supporting children through Covid-19, grief & loss

Following news that schools would be re-opening from the 1st of June, the St Richard’s Hospice Social Work team recognised that school staff and other providers may be asked to support children and young people who have been bereaved in the most difficult circumstances. With the intense media coverage of Covid-19 and daily reporting of… Read more »

Finding your own inner peace

candles flickering

This summer is like no other. We are restricted in our movements and some elements of lockdown will most probably still be with us for some time. Summer holidays are likely to be different with more staycations in the UK or even at home, and less milling around in crowded airports. The experience is dependent… Read more »

Key worker to run 128km for hospice

A primary school teacher is running 128km this month to raise funds for the Worcestershire hospice which cared for one of her best friends. Emma Winter, from Merthyr Tydfil, is running the equivalent distance from her home to St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, while still busy teaching as one of the nation’s key workers.  … Read more »

Dying Matters Week 2020

This year’s theme for Dying Matters Week, 11th – 17th May, is ‘Dying to be Heard’. We know talking and thinking about death can be hard, but it can help us plan for life and make the most of the time we have. How do we respond when someone wants to discuss death, grief, their… Read more »

Hospice receives £2K boost from business

Staff at a county hospice are “thrilled” to benefit from a £2,000 donation made by a company based near Malvern. St Richard’s Hospice was selected to receive the funding by staff at Cytoplan Limited, a food supplements company in Hanley Swan. The donation was made possible by Cytoplan’s owners, The AIM Foundation, which has also… Read more »

Florence Nightingale clock to be auctioned for hospice

A carriage clock presented as a gift by Florence Nightingale – the founder of modern nursing – is to be auctioned in aid of a Worcestershire hospice. The 8 inch high clock was thought to have been given by the famous Victorian nurse to fellow social reformer Mathilde Schwabe. The current owner of the clock, who has asked to remain anonymous, will donate all money raised from its sale to… Read more »