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Exclusive piano recital to support hospice

Marcel Zidani Piano Recital

Musical fans are invited to a piano recital by world renowned musician Marcel Zidani in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Guests at the exclusive event on Friday 10th July will be treated to an exceptional evening of classical music, drinks and canapés, all set in the beautiful house and grounds of Bretforton Manor, near Evesham…. Read more »

Supporting patients as a St Richard’s volunteer

Judith Irwin Volunteer

It all started two years ago with a piece in the local paper all about St Richard’s and me wanting to do something for the local community. I went along to an open evening and was surprised at all the different areas they needed volunteers for, from fundraising to receptionists. I was interested in the… Read more »

Enjoy the thrills of classic car event

A superb range of classic, vintage and sporting vehicles will be driving up the famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb and on display for visitors to admire on Saturday, 20th June in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. Visitors are invited to enjoy the open classic car event and family fun day in Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, at… Read more »

Picturesque gardens ready to welcome visitors

Residents of the beautiful picture-postcard village of Wichenford in Worcestershire are gearing themselves up to welcome thousands of visitors to admire their gardens on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st June. The biennial event has built up a loyal following of garden fans who return year after year. The weekend raises funds for village organisations… Read more »

Men enjoy friendly banter at support group

day hospice men's space group

Men’s Health Week later this month (15-21 June) is a national week of awareness raising activity around health issues specifically affecting men. The campaign aims to encourage men to make sure that they know how to recognise the signs of illnesses, and to talk about any health issues they have. Here at St Richard’s Hospice… Read more »

Hospice recognises vital support of volunteers

Volunteers who offer their skills and experience to help St Richard’s Hospice care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their families are being recognised in a series of events. The week of events marks national Volunteers Week, 1-7 June, which aims to celebrate the contribution that volunteers make to their communities. Over 1,000 volunteers… Read more »

Hundreds join Malvern Walk

Hundreds of walkers strode out in the sunshine across the Malvern Hills to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. More than 275 walkers were celebrating 31 years of the annual St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk. Walkers of all ages stepped out on either the 11 mile, 5 or 2 mile routes. Organiser Lizzie Brazier… Read more »

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 »

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.