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Reflections on the grieving process

Read a moving piece written by Justin Bowen to mark the one-year anniversary of his wife Helga’s death. In the piece, Justin reflects on his grieving process and documents his experience in the hope it will bring comfort, or be of use, to others in a similar situation. Helga was supported by Sue Sharp, the… Read more »

Cyclist completes epic 1240-mile ride for hospice and inspires new fundraising challenge

Tom Piotrowski standing next to his bicycle next to St Richard's Hospice sign.

A keen cyclist has completed a 1240-mile lockdown challenge he set himself to keep fit and support a local charity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Piotrowski, from Worcester, has been raising money for St Richard’s Hospice – a cause close to his heart. Previously, Mr Piotrowski cycled from Worcester to Paris in aid of the… Read more »

Virtual balloon race to raise funds for St Richard’s

St Richard’s Hospice is inviting local people to support its care this summer by sponsoring a balloon to take part in a virtual race across the Sahara Desert. The virtual balloon race is a new online fundraising activity for the charity, which cares for patients with a serious progressive illness and their loved ones. As… Read more »

Virtual tai chi

This week we’ve held our first virtual tai chi session with patients taking part in their own homes. Therapy Team Leader Alex, supported by physiotherapist Charlotte, was in the hospice in Worcester leading the seated tai chi class via Zoom for patients who would normally attend the face to face course. Alex said, “Seated tai… Read more »

Virtual complementary therapy

“The treatment was fantastic and as I was lying in the recliner chair with my eyes closed, it felt like I was lying on the couch in the therapy room at the hospice…perfect.” Complementary Therapist, Liesl, may not have been hands on in the room due to the coronavirus pandemic, but her virtual guided visualisation… Read more »

Sisters take on the Malverns in memory of dad

Two women take a selfie

Two sisters from Malvern are getting ready to tackle the local landscape this Saturday (18th July) in memory of their “amazing dad” who died earlier this year. Vanessa Portman and sister Victoria Cooper are taking on the St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk this weekend, in its 36th year since the event began. The sisters,… Read more »

Build 2020 appeal hits target!

St Richard’s Hospice is saying a huge thank you to kind-hearted supporters who have helped them reach the Build 2020 appeal target! They have resumed the Stage 2 building programme with appropriate COVID-19 secure measures in place and are seeing great progress. St Richard’s Hospice Fundraising Director, Tricia Cavell said, “Although the pandemic has caused us to lose… Read more »

Garden in bloom after transformation

We can’t believe it was a year ago this week that the fantastic apprentice team from Western Power Distribution came in to transform our stony courtyard into a delightful, therapeutic garden. Just look at it now, bursting with blooms and the calm and peaceful haven we were hoping for! Big thanks Webbs Garden Centres for… Read more »