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Nominate your boss for a post lockdown lock-up challenge

Two people wearing striped 'convict-style' jumpsuits stand in a metal cage holding yellow fundraising buckets with the St Richard's Hospice logo. Outside the cage stands a woman wearing a police officer fancy dress outfit.

Employees, pupils and budding sports stars are being invited to ‘lock up their boss, teacher or coach’ for a light-hearted fundraising challenge in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Detainees from across the county will be handcuffed outside the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, on Saturday, 26th September – and tasked with raising £500 in bail money… Read more »

Balloon race raises £1,029 for our care

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought a virtual balloon for our care, raising an incredible £1,029! The race has now finished and you can see the top 20 performing balloons here and view a report ranking each balloon entered for St Richard’s Hospice here. We hope you had… Read more »

Head of hospice catering gives cookery tutorial

Watch a YouTube cookery tutorial, filmed by Kevin Ratcliffe, Head of Catering at St Richard’s Hospice. Learn how to make sea bass in a curry broth, with pak choi and lime. You can view the full recipe here.

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 »