Raffle winner is presented with new car

16th April 2015

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 car raffle, which is an annual fundraising event, has raised almost £40,000 to help the local hospice continue to offer compassionate care and dignity for patients at the end of their lives and support their families.

The draw was made on 31 March by Marion Edmunds, a patient attending St Richard’s Day Hospice.

Mrs Humphreys said; “I have been supporting the hospice car raffle for many years now and not once did I ever think I would win the car. I’m in shock but thrilled”.

The raffle was kindly sponsored by Edwards Motors, Kempsey; Worcester Racecourse; Premier Places and Droitwich Print.

Lizzie Brazier, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser said, “As always we have been delighted by the support offered to the hospice by the local community. We would like to thank all the local businesses and all our volunteers who helped sell tickets across the county, and of course to everyone who bought a ticket and helped us raise such a fantastic amount to help us continue to care.”

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.