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Virtual complementary therapy

“The treatment was fantastic and as I was lying in the recliner chair with my eyes closed, it felt like I was lying on the couch in the therapy room at the hospice…perfect.” Complementary Therapist, Liesl, may not have been hands on in the room due to the coronavirus pandemic, but her virtual guided visualisation… Read more »

Sisters take on the Malverns in memory of dad

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Two sisters from Malvern are getting ready to tackle the local landscape this Saturday (18th July) in memory of their “amazing dad” who died earlier this year. Vanessa Portman and sister Victoria Cooper are taking on the St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk this weekend, in its 36th year since the event began. The sisters,… Read more »

Build 2020 appeal hits target!

St Richard’s Hospice is saying a huge thank you to kind-hearted supporters who have helped them reach the Build 2020 appeal target! They have resumed the Stage 2 building programme with appropriate COVID-19 secure measures in place and are seeing great progress. St Richard’s Hospice Fundraising Director, Tricia Cavell said, “Although the pandemic has caused us to lose… Read more »

Garden in bloom after transformation

We can’t believe it was a year ago this week that the fantastic apprentice team from Western Power Distribution came in to transform our stony courtyard into a delightful, therapeutic garden. Just look at it now, bursting with blooms and the calm and peaceful haven we were hoping for! Big thanks Webbs Garden Centres for… Read more »

Popular walking event to go ahead for St Richard’s

Two people walking on a hillside

Organisers of a hugely popular local charitable walk across the Malvern Hills have vowed the show will go on this summer. The St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk will take place virtually, meaning supporters can take part in a socially distanced five or 11-mile charitable walk at any time during July or August. The walk,… Read more »

Occupational Therapy making life easier for patients and carers

The Occupational Therapy Team haven’t let Covid-19 get in the way of their support for patients. Occupational Therapists usually like to see people in their own homes to gain a more realistic view of a person’s life and the challenges they have. They take time to get to know patients and their families to find… Read more »

Woo Fest secures big-name acts in new virtual format

An award-winning county music festival taking place virtually this summer, because of social distancing measures, has secured new big-name acts including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Grant Nicholas, from Feeder, and Toyah Willcox. Woo Fest, which will be streamed live to homes and gardens around Worcestershire and beyond on Saturday 4th July, will feature a mix of live… Read more »

Quality donation campaign launched

Please note: due to the coronavirus pandemic, the way accept donations has changed. Follow this link to read the latest guidance before donating. Thank you. A hospice is urging the public to only donate good-quality items to its shops to help combat the growing and costly problem of waste disposal. St Richard’s Hospice has begun… Read more »

Cyclist to ride 10,000km for hospice

A determined cyclist is more than half-way through a mammoth challenge to cycle 10,000 kilometres in a year – while raising money for a hospice close to his heart. Graham Davies, from Bransford, is raising money for St Richard’s Hospice, which provided community nursing care to his mother-in-law, Katrina, at home. The 55-year-old, who works… Read more »