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Get your dancing shoes on for hospice ball

Katie Griffiths, Sally-Anne Clarke and Jessica Crawford-Clarke of Shrubbery Dental Practice, Judith Bennett, co-director at Britannia Bennetts, and Ria Simons, hospice Fundraiser

The most glamourous event in the St Richard’s Hospice calendar is now just weeks away. This year’s Snowdrop Ball will be held at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Saturday, 25th November. Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality – starting with welcome drinks, followed by a three-course meal and live… Read more »

Hospice on the high street

Evesham community team Phyllis Coates, Karen Palmer, Sue Thurston, Catherine Wheeler and Charlotte Jordan in Evesham shop

A team of caring St Richard’s Hospice Community Nurses are celebrating after moving into a new base above the charity’s shop in Evesham High Street. The team of six consists of St Richard’s Clinical Nurse Specialists Phyllis Coates, Karen Palmer, Pam Clark and Sue Thurston alongside Senior Staff Nurses Catherine Wheeler and Charlotte Jordan. They… Read more »

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

Vinnie Dixon looking at grandad Vince Jackson's name

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory of loved ones at a range of moving hospice services this winter. In the weeks leading to Christmas, there will be five St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services – offering the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. The… Read more »

Activity day for bereaved teenagers

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Six bereaved teenagers took part in a special activity day when they could share their thoughts and feelings with one another, make friends and start to think about their future. The day was organised by our Family Support Team and involved a morning of arts and crafts followed by an afternoon of outdoor activities at… Read more »

Hospice raffle winner scoops classic Mini

IPU nurse Stephanie Joiner with winner Mrs Sheila Parsons

A lucky charity supporter is celebrating after winning a classic Mini in a raffle which raised more than £15,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Sheila Parsons, aged 68, entered the raffle in the Far Forest and was announced as winner at the Malvern Mini Show in October. The bright-red car was donated to St Richard’s by… Read more »

Community invited to get together for hospice care

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Members of the community are being invited to enjoy an afternoon get together in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. MaryAnne and Bill Lane, who live in Bredon’s Norton, near Tewkesbury, are organising the event in memory of Mrs Lane’s sister, Sally Pasquill – who was cared for by St Richard’s. The family event, titled A… Read more »

Ukulele club entertain in Day Hospice

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The wonderful Worcester Ukulele Club paid a visit to St Richard’s to entertain Day Hospice patients. The talented group played a number of well-known songs which were enjoyed by patients, staff and volunteers. We would like to say thank you to the Ukulele Club – which has recently been named among the best in the… Read more »

Community invited to celebrate with Big Get Together

Anne Eyre Big Get Together

A community-spirited daughter is throwing a church birthday party in aid of the hospice which cared for her mum. Anne Eyre, from St John’s, Worcester, has organised the free party at the Bromwich Road Mission Free Church as part of the Big Get Together – a national campaign raising money for local hospice care. The… Read more »

Bubble bath joy for patient

HCA clarissa North with Leslie Salmon in hydrotherapy bath

 A Droitwich man has relaxed in his first bath for two years – thanks to St Richard’s Hospice. Leslie Salmon from Droitwich, is living with bowel cancer and is currently receiving care in the In-patient Unit of the Worcestershire hospice based at Wildwood Drive, Worcester. Mr Salmon, aged 80, enjoyed the jacuzzi bath with the… Read more »

Paul’s first day at St Richard’s

Day Hospice art therapy Paul Brockbank self portrait

It seemed to be such a turning point for me that first time at day hospice. My nurse had mentioned the ‘h’ word and I recoiled at the very thought of me going to a hospice. It was a negative emotional response based upon nothing other than assumption and imagination rather than experience or fact…. Read more »