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Hospice supporters to tackle Great North Run

Runners are gearing up to take on the world’s largest half marathon this September – the Great North Run. Among the thousands set to take part on Sunday, September 8 are three runners supporting St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The famous 13.1-mile race takes place in the North East, beginning in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and ending in… Read more »

Hospice ‘legacy bench’ travels to shopping centre

A hospice’s travelling bench has been installed at a city shopping centre – with passersby invited to sit and reflect on their life and legacy. The St Richard’s Hospice Legacy Bench has arrived in Crowngate Shopping Centre’s Bell Square, Worcester, and will remain for three weeks. The blue-and-white painted bench, bearing lines of verse, has… Read more »

Dragonfly display takes flight in city centre

More than 1,000 dragonflies have taken flight after forming an impressive, fortnight-long display in Worcester city centre. Hundreds of visitors flocked to see the St Richard’s Hospice Celebration Garden for one last time before it was dismantled on Bank Holiday Monday. Many of those visiting the display had donated to take one of the blue-and-green… Read more »

Join hospice for ramble through Severn valley

A hospice team is calling for people to pull on their boots and step out for a fundraising walk through the Severn valley. Returning for its second year, the St Richard’s Hospice Severn Valley Walk will take place on Saturday, October 12. There are three distances to choose from – including a four-mile walk to… Read more »

Hospice art appeal attracts celebrity support

A hospice has enlisted the help of celebrities and artists for a new fundraising project taking place this autumn. Famous names including former English international cricketer Phil Tufnell and former Prime Minister Theresa May have submitted pieces for the Hospice HeArt Appeal, to be held by St Richard’s Hospice in October. Around 50 framed pieces… Read more »

Hospice healthcare assistant handed national award

An “innovative” healthcare assistant has been presented with a national award recognising her dedication to caring for hospice patients. Kathy O’Connell, a Senior Healthcare Assistant at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, was nominated for a Cavell Star – and was presented with the medal in front of her colleagues in Day Services. Run by the… Read more »

Football match raises thousands for hospice

Supermarket staff took to the football pitch for a long-running charity match in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Rival teams from Evesham Morrisons and Tesco went head-to-head in the Annual Retail Challenge Cup – which has been held for 22 years. The match took place at Evesham United Football Club on Sunday, August 4 and… Read more »

Time to tee off for hospice care

Golfers are being invited to join St Richard’s Hospice for a fundraising day on the fairway in Droitwich. The annual September Golf Day, hosted by the Worcester hospice, will take place on Wednesday, September 4 at Droitwich Golf Club. A total of 15 teams took part in the event last year, raising £7,364 to help… Read more »

Postman to take on skydive challenge

A daring postman is set to take to the skies in a tandem skydive to raise money for a hospice close to his heart. Phill Grubb will soar to heights of 10,000ft before taking the plunge on Sunday, September 8. The challenge will take place at Hinton Airfield in Northamptonshire and is part of a… Read more »

Hospice Citizens Advice team raise £1.5 million

A hospice is celebrating the work of its benefits advisors, who have helped raise more than £1.5 million for patients and families. The milestone amount was reached by Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) Advisers working in the Family Support Team at St Richard’s Hospice. The sum has been raised since 2009. The advisors work across all… Read more »