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Hospice Support on the High Street

St Richard’s Hospice has launched a pilot drop-in support session in Worcester which aims to make it easier for people to find out more about hospice care and the support that is available to those with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The information sessions are open to anyone living with, or caring for someone with… Read more »

Patient’s Joy at Daughter’s Wedding

A Worcestershire mother was overjoyed to share her daughter’s wedding celebrations in the Sacred Space at St Richard’s Hospice where she is a being cared for as a patient. There was laughter and tears as Penny Goddard, 65, from Astley near Stourport, laid in her hospice bed and watched her daughter Abi and partner Kev… Read more »

Celebrating £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

St Richard’s Hospice has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage1 grant, it was announced today. The project, ’30 years of memories,’ has been given £10,000 to capture an oral history of the hospice since it was first started in 1984. The project aims to record the memories of the key figures including the… Read more »

Couple Hold Special Retirement Party

A Worcester man has retired in style by holding a fundraising party, raising over £12,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Bob Pudge, from Warndon Villages, Worcester, had been thinking of retiring from the construction industry for a while, and decided that a party would seal the deal. Mr Pudge and his wife, Jane, thought that this… Read more »

Marathon Challenge

A Worcester man is taking on a marathon challenge to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice in memory his girlfriend. Adrian Norsworthy, 40, from Worcester, plans to run 13 marathons next year in a bid to raise as much money as possible in memory of his girlfriend Sarah Veall. Sarah, a journalist from Worcester, was… Read more »

Warriors Visit Brings Christmas Cheer

Three Worcester Warriors players visited St Richard’s Hospice to wish patients, volunteers and staff a Merry Christmas. Players Niall Annett, Sam Betty and Josh Drauniniu visited the Worcester hospice and chatted with patients attending Day Hospice and those in the In-patient Unit. June Patel, Care Director at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We were delighted to… Read more »

Drama Group Hold Cinderella Panto

A seasonal performance by the Rushwick Amateur Dramatic Addicts (RADA) entertained the crowds with a mix of drama and pantomime, raising £550 for St Richard’s Hospice. The group performed their annual ‘Christmas This’n’That’ show at Rushwick Village Hall on the evening of 1st December and dedicated the show to their founder and artistic director, Ann… Read more »

Quilts Give Comfort and Treasured Memories

Quilts made with love and care by dedicated Worcestershire women are set to become the holders of treasured memories for families of St Richard’s Hospice patients. Members of the Project Linus UK volunteer group recently donated a large bundle of the handmade quilts to the Worcestershire hospice’s Family Support Team. Alison Cooper, from St Richard’s… Read more »

Footballers Kick-Off Festive Fun

Members of Westbury Celtic Tigers/Youth U14s and the Youth Teams’ Manager’s co-workers from Jaguar LandRover Green shift spread some festive cheer to St Richard’s Hospice.   The generous group donated gifts to young people in the St Richard’s Hospice Dragonfly Group for bereaved children.   St Richard’s Head of Family Support, Sarah Popplestone-Helm said, “This is such… Read more »

Dig Out Your Christmas Clobber

St Richard’s Hospice is inviting local residents and businesses to hold a Christmas Clobber day during December and help raise money for the charity. To take part in the seasonal campaign, groups of family, friends or colleagues are being asked to choose a date on which they will dress up in their favourite Christmas jumper… Read more »