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Blue Sky Ball raises thousands

  A family from Battenhall, Worcester, have raised more than £20,000 for charity with a musical tribute to husband and father, Nigel Collinson. Mrs Tracey Collinson recently organised a fundraising Blue Sky Ball and released a cover single of Mr Blue Sky, all in memory of her late husband, Nigel, who was cared for by… Read more »

Country knees-up to support hospice

Fundraising team get ready for a Barn Dance

A traditional barn dance is to be held in Peopleton to support St Richard’s Hospice on Saturday 13th June. The event, which has been organised by kind permission of Sue and Paul Dunne at Old Pound Farm, Peopleton near Pershore, will be held in the farm’s barn. People are invited to join the evening of… Read more »

KissMay to support hospice care

Along with 30 other hospices across the country, St Richard’s Hospice will be taking part in Kiss-May, a new style of social media campaign to raise awareness and money for hospices. On 29th May, St Richard’s will be encouraging people across Worcestershire to take photographs of themselves wearing red lipstick. Participants are then asked to… Read more »

Dying Matters Awareness Week

St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging people to think about how they would like to experience death and bereavement as part of a national campaign. People across the West Midlands risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met and leaving their affairs in a mess for their families to sort out because they… Read more »

Time for tea

The stunning Elizabethan house, The Nash, at Kempsey near Worcester, will be the backdrop for afternoon tea on Thursday, 4th June in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The event is being held by kind invitation of William and Brenda Bennett-Davies at 2.30pm. As well as a delicious afternoon tea there will be a talk by… Read more »

Hospice celebrates nursing team

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester was celebrating the care and dedication of the charity’s nursing team today on International Nurses Day today. ( Tues 12th May) Each year the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) encourages and leads the celebration of the work of nursing staff on 12th May, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. St Richard’s Hospice Care… Read more »

‘Hooked’ on art therapy by Paul Brockbank

One of the many activities and therapies on offer to patients at the Day Hospice is creative arts therapy. It’s not something that I have done before but I was encouraged to have a go by Mary. She leads this activity and has loads of experience in different crafts. She is also a magpie, storing… Read more »

I am proud to be a nurse

June Patel, Care Director writes: I am so proud to be a nurse. Nursing is a caring, skilled and evidenced-based profession that provides care in so many different settings and makes a difference to the lives of patients and their loved ones in a multitude of ways. Nursing care at St Richard’s Hospice is also… Read more »

Widower calls for more hospice funding

A retired Malvern businessman has called for more government money to fund hospices supporting patients to die at home, following ‘outstanding and exceptional’ care for his late wife. Colin Clarke, of Hanley Swan, praised St Richard’s Hospice for pulling out all the stops to support him and his wife Sue, especially when he could no… Read more »