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Business Patrons celebrate birthday

St Richard’s Hospice’s Business Patrons Group celebrated its second birthday this week at its latest meeting. Since its inception, the group of local business professionals has raised almost £34,000 to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their loved ones. The aim of the Business Patrons is… Read more »

Three teenagers cycle the Dutch coast

Three teenagers will celebrate the end of their exams this year by cycling the length of Holland to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Ed Cullinane, aged 17 from Moreton-in-Marsh, who attends Sixth Form at Cotswold School, will be joined by his brother Harry Cullinane, aged 16, and cousin Will Chilton-Murphy, also aged 16, as… Read more »

Ladies lunch supports hospice

Supporters of St Richard’s Hospice enjoyed a fundraising lunch to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care for people with life-threatening illnesses. On Wednesday 22nd April, around 30 ladies joined the hospice for a two course meal and raffle at Buckland Manor, in the Cotswolds, raising £900 towards the cost of patient care. Buckland… Read more »

Patients enjoy spring sun in gardens

Patients at St Richard’s Hospice have been enjoying the feel of spring sunshine on their faces in the serene surroundings of the hospice gardens. As the days warm and the gardens burst into life, patients being cared for at the hospice’s In-patient Unit are making the most of the private patio areas outside their rooms…. Read more »

Three Rushwickteers cycle to Paris

Nick Wild, Ade Platt and Martin Beale prepare for their long distance ride

Three cyclists from Rushwick will be taking on the ultimate personal challenge when they cycle from Worcester to Paris to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Nick Wild, who runs a local plastic packaging business; Martin Beale, a fitness instructor and Ade Platt, who runs a small local business, will start their epic ride on 13th… Read more »

How hospice helped our family

Coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis can be an incredibly difficult thing to do, especially when you have a family. When Alison Holmes died from breast cancer she left behind her 13-year old daughter, 16-year old son and husband who were completely lost without her. But staff at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester stepped… Read more »

“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 »