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Hand-made cathedral donated to hospice

Carolyn Day and Samantha Andrews with the cathedral

A talented hospice supporter has donated a hand-made version of Worcester Cathedral to help raise money for charity. Ros Morris, whose uncle Phil Day was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice, spent months carefully crafting the model using a technique similar to cross stitch. Basing her design on photographs of the historic structure, she weaved… Read more »

Dedicated young volunteer nominated for award

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A dedicated young volunteer has been nominated for a prestigious award in recognition of her work for St Richard’s Hospice. Fran Ashley, aged 18, has tirelessly volunteered at the hospice’s Malvern Department Store for nearly two years – and has also helped at various fundraising events. The former Chase School student was nominated by St… Read more »

Students turn fivers into thousands for hospice

(l-r) Michael Fieldhouse, Headteacher, George Yardley, Scarlett Leatham, Laura Webb, Jenny Rudge, Tom Oleksy (front)

Enterprising students at a Malvern school have raised more than £2,000 to support hospice care. Pupils from The Chase School took part in the Flourishing Fivers campaign run by St Richard’s Hospice and organised a variety of fundraising events. Activities included gunge the teacher, car washing, cake sales and bag packing – raising a tremendous… Read more »

Daughter set to run for hospice close to her heart

Stacey Taylor with her nan Lillian Harris

A keen runner will put on her best festive fancy dress for a fun run in aid of a hospice close to her heart. Stacey Taylor, who grew up in Worcester, is set to run the St Richard’s Hospice Yuletide Jog at The Valley, Evesham on Sunday, 3rd December. Both the 36-year-old’s grandmother and mother,… Read more »

Shop volunteers handed mayor’s award

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Our fantastic volunteers at the St Richard’s Hospice shop in Bewdley had their hard work recognised with a special award from the town’s mayor last week. Councillor Anna Coleman presented the group – pictured here with shop manager Kate Pinhal – with a ‘Mayor’s Thank You Award’ in celebration of their tireless work for St Richard’s…. Read more »

Poet donates proceeds of book to hospice

Elizabeth Rolph, Averil Stedeford and Alice Brunt

A generous poet has donated hundreds of pounds from the sale of her book to support hospice care. Dr Averil Stedeford, who lives in Hanley Swan, near Malvern, gave £300 to St Richard’s Hospice after selling copies of her poetry book The Long Way Down. The 85-year-old’s poetry reflects time spent with her husband after… Read more »

Chief executive flies high for hospice

june pic for poster loop the loop

A brave hospice chief executive took to the skies in a daring aerobatic challenge to raise money for end-of-life care. June Patel, Chief Executive of St Richard’s Hospice, enjoyed an exhilarating loop-the-loop ride with Take Flight Aviation, based at Wellesbourne Airfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon. After an exhilarating flight – climbing, diving, rolling and looping-the-loop in mid-air… Read more »

Hospice unveils new Kidderminster store

Kidderminster shop opening

Keen customers were clamouring to shop in the new St Richard’s Hospice charity store which was unveiled in Kidderminster on Saturday (4th Nov). The newly refurbished shop at 17/18 High Street was opened by 14-year-old Molly Phillips in memory of her grandfather Derek Fradgley, who was cared for by St Richard’s before he died this… Read more »

Intrepid fundraisers trek Great Wall of China


We would like to say a huge thank you to the three intrepid fundraisers who walked the Great Wall of China to raise money for our care. Rebecca England, along with Claire Way and her son Evan, spent five days trekking a section of the historic wall – even camping overnight inside a watchtower. Between… Read more »