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Swimming gala returns to raise money for hospice care

A fun swimming gala will take place in September to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. The event takes place at Pershore Leisure Centre three times a year; June’s event raised £260 for the hospice. Set for Saturday 15 September, the gala regularly attracts up to 50 swimmers. Chris Gooderham, organiser, explained : “We launched… Read more »

Popular music festival goes from strength to strength

One of Worcestershire’s most popular music festivals has raised more than £12,400 for a local charity this year. Woo Fest – which returned to The Drum and Monkey pub, near Upton-upon-Severn on Saturday 7 July – smashed its previous record of raising £10,008 in 2017 for St Richard’s Hospice. This was the festival’s fourth year… Read more »

Countdown to city giraffe safari

The hospice behind the Worcester Stands Tall initiative is encouraging people to sign up to its Safari Walk this Sunday. St Richard’s Hospice is organising the walk as part of the 10 week long sculpture trail – which was launched on Monday 9 July – which showcases 30 giant decorated giraffes and 27 calves. The… Read more »

Extra walkers take on challenge despite the heat

Walkers who took part in an annual 31 mile walk in soaring temperatures earlier this month have raised more than £30,000 for a local charity. 160 walkers registered for The Worcestershire Way Walk, organised by St Richard’s Hospice. The walk – which took place in near tropical temperatures – saw participants setting out at dawn… Read more »

Hottest Bikeathon sets record

St Richard’s Hospice annual Bikeathon event was not just the hottest on record but also looks set to smash previous fundraising targets. The popular cycling event – which set off early on Sunday 1 July in temperatures of 30 degrees and more – looks set to raise up to £20,000. The 250 participants saddled up… Read more »

The hospice and what it really meant for us

Blog by Arnisa Qasim Dad, Basharat Hussain, was initially diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 and at that time it was removed with no follow up treatment. Life for us as a family started to get back to normal when my dad’s cancer came back a year later, but this time in the brain. After… Read more »

Barn dance raises the roof as well as funds

A barn dance held earlier this month has raised more than £3,000 for a local hospice. The event – which welcomed one of Worcester’s best and liveliest ceilidh bands – was in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. St Richard’s Hospice welcomed The Whole Caboodle at the June event with the 100 party goers enjoying a… Read more »

Bikeathon pedal power

Congratulations to everyone who took on our Bikeathon challenge in the sunshine yesterday! Around 250 cyclists saddled up for the ride, raising money to support our care. Thank you for riding for St Richard’s! And thank you to our sponsors Midland Communications. Please click on the links below for timing details: Times for 16 Mile… Read more »

Hospice benefits team help raise £1.2 million

Benefits advisers working at a Worcester hospice have raised more than £1.2 million for patients and their loved ones since 2009. The milestone amount was reached by the two Welfare Benefits Advisers working as part of the Family Support Team at St Richard’s Hospice. The advisers, Sue Sheppard and Kate Middleton, work across all clinical… Read more »

Activity days support bereaved young people

Bereaved teenagers, children and their families have taken part in bespoke support and activity days aimed at helping with aspects of grief they may be facing. The hospice’s Family Support Team ran two different activity sessions one for teenagers and the other for younger children and their families. Both groups spent time in support sessions… Read more »