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“STAFF WERE SO SUPPORTIVE”

Paula Hancock shares her experience of St Richard’s and their care of her mum My mum Noreen Hancock  was diagnosed with bowel cancer in early January 2011 when she was 56.  She was transferred to Worcester Royal where she had surgery to remove the tumour.  Mum started to receive chemotherapy treatment, but by the spring… Read more »

WE CAN CHANGE THE LAST TABOO – DYING MATTERS WEEK

Dying Matters ( A speech written for the Dying Matters Awareness conference in Evesham May 9, 2013) My name is Louise and I am a patient at St Richard’s. I have lived with my very unusual smooth muscle wasting diseases for many years and they have resulted in me having bladder and bowel failure. I… Read more »

Raffle winner is presented with new car

One lucky hospice supporter has been presented with the keys to a brand new Mazda 3, after winning the St Richard’s Hospice raffle. A ticket bought by Olwen Humphreys, aged 79 from Honeybourne, Evesham, was chosen at random from the many thousands of tickets purchased by St Richard’s supporters across the county and beyond. The… Read more »

Bereavements cookery group

Delicious smells and the sounds of gentle laughter and clattering of pots and pans fill the kitchen at St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester on a Thursday evening. But it’s not the professional catering staff busy making nourishing meals for patients: instead the room is a hive of activity with a new Bereavement Cookery… Read more »

Celebrity lunch supports hospice

Margaret Mountford and guests

Margaret Mountford, well known for her role in BBC’s The Apprentice, shared stories about her career and television appearances at a special lunch, raising over £6,500 for St Richard’s Hospice. The event, supported by St Richard’s Hospice’s business patrons, also included a fundraising auction hosted by Phillip Serrell, local auctioneer and TV personality from shows… Read more »

Daughter Takes on Marathon Challenge

A seasoned runner is training hard for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon with high hopes of raising over £5,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Jane Evans, aged 37 from Solihull, a member of Knowle & Dorridge Running Club, is no stranger to competitive running having competed internationally in the past, albeit at shorter distances. She… Read more »

Sister’s Take on Rainbow Run in Mem of Stylish Mum

Fond memories of their late mum’s enthusiasm for life have inspired two sisters to take on personal challenges in support of St Richard’s Hospice as a thank you for the charity’s care. Penny Goddard, 65, from Astley near Stourport, died from ovarian cancer on Christmas Day in the St Richard’s Hospice In-patient Unit. Just days… Read more »

Cheltenham Festival Preview Event Success

Guests at a special event in aid of St Richard’s Hospice were treated to some insider tips for next week’s Cheltenham Festival from a panel of horse racing experts. The Preview Evening, which took place at The Wood Norton Hotel and Restaurant near Evesham on Tuesday 3rd March, raised almost £3,300 for the Worcestershire hospice…. Read more »