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Hospice birdlife set to thrive

The birdlife in the gardens of St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, has been given a boost with the donation of 14 new homes. The nesting boxes were given through the environmental charity Welcome to our Future which is based in Pershore. Grants Manager Bill Richardson, explained, “Welcome to our Future has secured funding from the Lillie… Read more »

Celebrate Burns Night in style with St Richard’s

Guests are being invited to attend a hospice event celebrating the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The St Richard’s Hospice Burns Night will be held at The Abbey Hotel in Great Malvern on Saturday, January 26. There will be a three-course dinner, customary toast to the haggis, a piper, toastmaster and a ceilidh with… Read more »

Santas take on festive fun run for hospice

Crowds of runners pulled on Santa suits to take on a festive jog along the river – raising more than £8,500 for a city hospice. A total of 231 people took part in the two-mile Santa Dash along the river Severn in Worcester on Sunday, December 16 – raising money for St Richard’s Hospice. The… Read more »

Ponies bring festive cheer to hospice

Patients, staff and volunteers enjoyed a festive visit from Moo Moo and Lily the therapy ponies in the run up to Christmas. The adorable pair visited our In-patient Unit and at Day Hospice, making everyone smile. Patients and their loved ones were able to meet the furry creatures, who were very well behaved. Thank you… Read more »

Christmas arrives at St Richard’s

Here at St Richard’s, our thoughts are turning to Christmas – which is now just a fortnight away. We have been busy preparing for the festive season and the hospice is now decked out with garlands, glittering baubles and beautiful Christmas trees, donated by Webbs Garden Centres. Our Christmas events calendar is looking especially jolly… Read more »

Runner completes 50 half marathons for hospice

A determined runner has completed 50 half marathons in a year to raise money for the hospice which cared for his wife. Mark Henderson challenged himself to run 50 half marathons – or 650 miles – to celebrate his 50th birthday and finished his last race in Las Vegas. In 2011, Mr Henderson’s wife –… Read more »

Family to illuminate house for hospice close to heart

A dedicated fundraiser will illuminate his house in a dazzling display of Christmas lights to raise money for a hospice close to his family’s heart. Steve Symonds, who lives in Whitbourne, and his family will host the grand switch on event on Saturday, December 8 at 6.30pm. Flicking the switch will be Britain’s Got Talent… Read more »

Army Cadet volunteer gains skills for life

I’m 14 years old and I have been an Army Cadet for just over 12 months.  The cadets recently gave me the opportunity to gain a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  As part of this I am required to undertake a period of volunteering.  Sadly my grandad passed away from terminal illness when I was… Read more »

Thousands raised in memory of cyclist

More than £7,000 has been raised for the hospice which cared for a keen cyclist before he died. Keith Stoneham, from Fernhill Heath, had cancer and was cared for by the St Richard’s Hospice community team before he died in 2017 aged 48. Earlier this year, Stuart Summers and Ian Smith (pictured left) – of… Read more »