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Call for hospices to relieve pressure on hospitals

THE head of a Worcester charity has backed calls for hospices to play a greater role in helping so-called bed blockers leave hospital while getting the care they need. Chief executive of Worcester-based St Richard’s Hospice Mark Jackson has thrown his support behind a proposal which would see hospice workers working alongside hospital staff to… Read more »


The Anderson family from Ombersley have their own personal experience of how much they have been helped by St Richard’s, particularly the Family Support Team. Mother of two, Katy Anderson, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004 and was given just three months to live.  But after radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and a wide range of… Read more »

Volunteers Recognised with Awards

The dedication and skills of four committed St Richard’s Hospice volunteers has been recognised with Community Recognition Awards. The awards, co-ordinated by Wychavon District Council, are in recognition of for their efforts in helping to make Wychavon a better place to live and work. At the ceremony, held at Peopleton Village Hall on Wednesday 11th… Read more »

Take Time to Write a Will

A Worcester firm is encouraging people to start the year by setting their financial and personal affairs in order by writing a Will. mfg Solicitors LLP in The Tything, Worcester, are offering a special value Will writing service in February with all their fees being donated to St Richard’s Hospice. A similar offer last year… Read more »

Grant Offers Comfort to Hospice Patients

Patients at St Richard’s Hospice are able to benefit from new in-house treatment following a generous gift from The Friends of Pershore Hospital. The Friends of Pershore Hospital have awarded St Richard’s Hospice a grant of £7,280 to fund an ultrasound scanner so that patients can undergo procedures at the hospice rather than having to… Read more »

Scenic Six Offers Springtime Beauty

Families and fitness fans are invited to join St Richard’s Hospice at its annual ‘Scenic Six’ village run on Sunday, 29th March. This popular annual fundraising event features a six mile multi-terrain run and two mile fun run/walk around the lanes, fields and footpaths of the village of Peopleton. The event takes its name from… Read more »

Honour for Dedicated Volunteer

A dedicated and loyal St Richard’s Hospice volunteer has been awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of her decades of supporting bereaved families. Hundreds of bereaved individuals and families have benefited from the caring support of St Richard’s Hospice volunteer Mary-Rose Fawkes, from Worcester, over the last 28 years. The former nurse became one… Read more »

Captains Work Together for Hospice

A year of fundraising events at Droitwich Golf Club has raised over £8,000 for St Richard’s Hospice, the Joint Captains’ Charity for 2014. The club’s men, ladies and senior members held a series of fundraising events to raise money for the hospice, including raffles, jumble sales and bridge drives. More unusual fundraising activities included donations… Read more »

Birthday Donation in Memory of Mum

A young woman marked her 21st birthday with a donation to St Richard’s Hospice in memory of the charity’s care of her mum.   Danni Perrins, a care assistant from Bewdley, Worcestershire, asked guests to her 21st birthday party to donate in memory of her mum Nikki who had died at St Richard’s Hospice aged… Read more »

Star Studded Lunch Offers Inspiration

Margaret Mountford, well known for her role in BBC’s The Apprentice, will be sharing stories about her career and television appearances at a special lunch in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The event, supported by St Richard’s Hospice’s business patrons, will also include a fundraising auction hosted by Phillip Serrell, local auctioneer and TV personality… Read more »