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Hospice dress agency celebrates first birthday

A hospice is celebrating the first birthday of its designer dress agency in Bromsgrove. St Richard’s Hospice opened its Mill Lane-based shop, named Déjà Vu, at this time last year and is inviting people to come and mark the occasion and enjoy a slice of cake on Saturday, February 23. The shop is a dress… Read more »

Top racing tips at hospice event

Top jockeys and trainers are set to give tips and predictions at a hospice event ahead of the Cheltenham Festival week. The Cheltenham Preview Evening, hosted by St Richard’s Hospice, will take place at The Wood Norton, near Evesham, on Tuesday, March 5. On the panel of experts will be Dr Richard Newland, trainer of… Read more »

Hospice launches raffle with £5K top prize

A hospice has launched its annual fundraising raffle – featuring a top prize of £5,000. The St Richard’s Hospice Grand Raffle could see someone win the prize money, having spent just £1 on a ticket. Other prizes to be won include: brunch with Champagne for two at the Gherkin in London; a Gtech AirRam vacuum… Read more »

Couple enjoy Valentine’s lunch at hospice

Love was in the air at the hospice today, as we provided a Valentine’s Day lunch for Nigel and his wife Jane. Jane visits every day and has lunch with Nigel, who is being cared for on our In-patient Unit – but today’s meal was extra-special. The couple enjoyed pasta in tomato sauce and pineapple… Read more »

Patient documents treatment experience in blog

A hospice patient living with throat cancer is sharing his treatment experience online – in the hope of helping others in a similar situation. Stewart Foster, who is 59, was diagnosed with cancer in July 2018 and began chemotherapy in October. He was referred to St Richard’s Hospice and is receiving care from its Community… Read more »

Evaluation reveals impact of city giraffe trail

An evaluation of last summer’s Worcester Stands Tall (WST) giraffe art trail has revealed it provided a boost of more than £800,000 to the city. Studies by MEL Research, funded by Worcester BID, revealed WST app users alone spent £104,200 to £156,000 in the city during the trail which ran from July to September 2018…. Read more »

Hundreds turn out for Lantern Walk

Hundreds of glowing lanterns helped light up parkland in memory of loved ones at a hospice walk. The St Richard’s Hospice Lantern Walk took place on Saturday, February 9 at the National Trust’s Croome, near Worcester. Nearly 400 people took part, carrying lanterns through the parkland on a 1.5-mile walk – and helping to raise… Read more »

Trip to the pub made possible for patient

This week, we were thrilled to turn Steve’s wishes into reality with a trip to the pub!   Steve, who lives with cancer, is being cared for on our In-patient Unit and says he hasn’t been able to get to the pub for many years due to his illness.   On Wednesday, 6 February, we… Read more »

Hospice launches series of information and social groups

People living with a serious progressive illness and their carers are invited to a free information session on understanding pain and how to manage it. This introductory session is the first of a series of information and social groups at St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester. The new initiative is part of the hospice’s expanding… Read more »

Remember loved ones at hospice Lantern Walk

Guests are invited to join a hospice for its second Lantern Walk, helping light up the night sky in memory of loved ones. The St Richard’s Hospice event will take place at dusk on Saturday, February 9 in the grounds of the National Trust’s Croome, near Worcester. Glowing lanterns bearing LED candles will illuminate the… Read more »