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Christmas comes to St Richard’s Hospice

Health Care Assistant Clarissa North, with Staff Nurse Gemma Lewis and Health Care Assistant Hayley Perry

The festive decorations are up and St Richard’s Hospice has been filled with yuletide cheer for Christmas. The award-winning Webbs Garden Centres has donated four real trees to deck the In-patient Unit and reception at the hospice in Wildwood Drive. Staff and volunteers set straight to decorating the trees when they arrived, giving the hospice… Read more »

Man to run 50 half-marathons for hospice

Dom Proud, Mark Henderson and Lisa Page

An ambitious dad has challenged himself to run 50 half-marathons in a year to raise money for the hospice which cared for his wife. Mark Henderson, aged 50, will run more than 650 miles in half-marathons before his birthday in November 2018 – and is hoping to raise £10,000 for three charities including St Richard’s… Read more »

Ed Sheeran donates signed guitar to hospice

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News update: We’re delighted to say our signed Ed Sheeran guitar has been auctioned to a local person for £4,500! The money will go towards supporting our free hospice care.  Thanks to Ed – and to everyone for bidding in the auction!     Superstar musician Ed Sheeran MBE has donated a signed guitar to help raise… Read more »

Hospice benefits from centenary grant

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SPAR Retail and distribution company A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has awarded St Richard’s Hospice a grant of £1,917 through its charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation. The family owned company marked its centenary this year by launching a 1917 Heritage Grants Scheme to support local good causes across its trading area. The company accepted applications… Read more »

Tree recycling scheme takes hassle out of festive clear-up

Richard Curzon and Ed Whiteman, from the hospice’s Maintenance team, help recycle Christmas trees

St Richard’s Hospice has joined forces with businesses across the county to deliver its Christmas tree recycling campaign. The hospice – along with host of volunteers – is preparing to run its tree recycling scheme again early in the New Year. From Friday, 12th January to Sunday, 14th January, teams of volunteers from a host… Read more »

Woo Fest recognised in national awards

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A popular music event in Worcestershire has come runner up in this year’s UK Festival Awards. Woo Fest, returned to The Drum and Monkey pub, near Upton-upon-Severn, for the third year running in July and raised over £10,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. The popular event was shortlisted in the final six for the best small… Read more »

Rugby player surprises hospice patient

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  A keen Worcester Warriors rugby fan was delighted by a surprise visit to see her in St Richard’s Hospice by player Ethan Waller. Margaret Morgan from Malvern had been chatting to one of the hospice doctors where she is being cared for at St Richard’s in Worcester and mentioned being a big Warriors fan…. Read more »

Festive fun at Yuletide Jog

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Elves, Christmas trees and reindeer were out in force bringing the festive spirit to the St Richard’s Hospice Yuletide Jog at The Valley, Evesham. More than 170 runners donned their best fancy dress to take part in the 5km walk, jog or running event last Sunday (3rd December) raising over £3,000 for hospice care in… Read more »

Long-serving hospice volunteer retires

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A dedicated volunteer from Worcester has retired after more than 30 years supporting the work of St Richard’s Hospice. Mary-Rose Fawkes, aged 79, retired in November after spending decades working to support bereaved people with the charity’s Family Support Team. She began her career as a trainee nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital in London during… Read more »

Sugarcraft donation the icing on the cake

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A host of beautifully decorated cakes have been donated to St Richard’s Hospice to help raise money for its care. Talented members of the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, which meets in Droitwich, made 27 iced cakes which will be raffled, sold and auctioned to support the hospice. Among the creations hand-crafted from… Read more »