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Get ready for summer fun with Woo Fest

Organisers behind one of the county’s most popular music festivals have announced the packed line-up for this summer’s event. A variety of bands from across the region are on the bill for Woo Fest, taking place at The Drum and Monkey pub in Upton-upon-Severn in July. For the first time in its five-year history, the… Read more »

How ‘legacy bench’ will tackle taboos

A travelling bench aimed at opening up conversations around death is set to arrive outside Worcester Cathedral. The painted ‘Legacy Bench’, belonging to St Richard’s Hospice, will be in place in the cathedral’s West Garden from Wednesday, May 15 until Monday, May 27. From there, it will travel to different places across the city during… Read more »

Hospice to mark Dying Matters Week

Hospice staff are set to get out in the city to help people talk about death and grief as part of a national campaign week. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, has a variety of events planned for Dying Matters Week, which runs from May 13 to 19. During the week, the team will be… Read more »

Hospice hopes Donor Tree will flourish

A beautiful, sculpted tree with bronze, silver and gold-effect leaves now takes pride of place in the recently-renovated reception of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The Donor Tree – which has 456 elegant leaves – grew before the eyes of patients, staff, volunteers and visitors as it was installed in just one day (Friday 3rd… Read more »

Meet our ‘convicts’ for Jail and Bail

We are looking forward to our first Jail and Bail fundraising challenge at Worcester’s Guildhall on Friday, 10th May. Managers from across the county have been nominated by their long-suffering colleagues for various (entirely fictitious) workplace crimes and will soon be chained up as punishment. On the day, each boss will be ‘taken into custody’… Read more »

Couple celebrate wedding at hospice

We were delighted to make this couple’s wishes a reality, when they tied the knot at the hospice last weekend. Our quiet reception area was decorated with balloons and confetti, before family members gathered to celebrate the couple’s marriage. It is always our privilege to help make time spent at St Richard’s as personal and… Read more »

Octogenarian to celebrate birthday with skydive

A daring woman is set to celebrate her 85th birthday from the air – as she takes on a charity skydive. Grania Joinson, who lives in Malvern, will take to the skies on Saturday, June 8 and is raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice. The challenge will see her jump from 10,000ft, strapped to a… Read more »

Worcester Warriors pay visit to hospice

We were delighted to welcome a group of four Worcester Warriors players to the hospice this week. Ethan Waller, Isaac Miller, Tom Dodd and Justin Clegg spent time chatting to our Men’s Space patient group, answering questions about their careers and playing for the Warriors. Then, the group headed over to meet patients, volunteers and… Read more »

Runner in cavewoman marathon challenge

A runner battling injury is hoping to set the world record for being the fastest cavewoman to run the London Marathon – all in the name of charity. Nicky McKenzie, who is originally from Worcester, is training for the 26.2-mile challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice, which cared for her mum. The challenge will… Read more »