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St Richard’s Hospice calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

St Richard’s Hospice is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative. To celebrate Tesco’s Centenary, the supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme which will see grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects…. Read more »

Runner to take on ‘Fan Dance’ challenge

A keen runner is set to test himself by taking on a tough challenge famed as forming part of the SAS selection process. Ian Newell, from Worcester, will tackle the Fan Dance on Saturday, June 29: a 24-kilometre route climbing the 2,907ft Pen y Fan mountain in Wales not once – but twice. The route… Read more »

Team set to scale three peaks for hospice

A team of colleagues are set to climb the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours to raise £10,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. The group of 12, who work at insurance company Hiscox and the Worcester branch of Jelf, leading advisers in insurance, risk management and employee benefits, will begin the… Read more »

Legacy bench moves to Guildhall

A hospice is inviting members of the public to take a seat on its travelling bench – and reflect on their life and legacy. The St Richard’s Hospice ‘Legacy Bench’ was installed at Worcester’s historic Guildhall on Wednesday, June 19 and will be in place until Monday, July 8. The painted bench, bearing lines of… Read more »

Revamped hospice shop set to open

A revamped hospice shop is set to throw open its doors to customers this weekend. The St Richard’s Hospice shop in Mill Lane, Bromsgrove, will officially re-open at 9.30am on Saturday, June 22. The store was previously a St Richard’s Hospice dress agency, called Déjà vu, but has been transformed into a traditional charity shop…. Read more »

Messy Madness postponed until July

We are sorry to inform you that we have had to postpone this Saturday’s Messy Madness event at Churchfields Farm until Saturday, 27th July 2019. This is due to persistent rain causing the ground to become waterlogged to the extent it would pose significant risk of injury to participants. It is also impossible for vehicles,… Read more »

‘Why I volunteer for St Richard’s Hospice’

“My heart is here and it always will be” – says a long-serving volunteer who continues to work in a hospice shop aged 99. And after more than a decade of volunteering for St Richard’s Hospice, Evesham-born Dorothy Barnett shows no sign of stopping. Mrs Barnett, who celebrated her birthday in January, is the hospice’s… Read more »

Community picnic set for Worcestershire Beacon

A free community picnic is set to be held on top of the Worcestershire Beacon as part of a week-long civic festival. Members of the public are invited to gather in Rosebank Gardens, Malvern, at 6.30pm on Saturday, June 22 – before walking up to the landmark, led by a group of pipers. The event… Read more »

“I volunteer to help people” – Debbie’s story

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, from June 1st to 7th, we are sharing stories from just a few of the fantastic people who give up their time to support St Richard’s Hospice. Read Debbie’s Story Debbie Holt volunteers on our Reception at St Richard’s Hospice. She says: “It’s very busy on Reception – people are phoning… Read more »

“I feel we can make a difference” – Volunteers’ Week 2019

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, from June 1st to 7th, we are sharing stories from just a few of the fantastic people who give up their time to support St Richard’s Hospice. Read Sue’s story  Retired nurse Sue Perry volunteers with the hospitality team at St Richard’s – serving meals to people receiving care on the… Read more »