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Celebrate Queen’s birthday with a Royal Garden Party 

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is turning 90 years old this summer. To celebrate we have put together this pack, so that you can join in the celebrations with your friends, family and local community whilst raising some cash for St Richard’s Hospice. We think it would get the royal seal of approval!

What? Have a royal garden party with friends, family or your community to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. Have the party in your own garden, sitting room (we can never trust the British summer weather) church, workplace, pub – you choose – you could even use the local park (but you would need permission).

When? Any time in June – the Queen’s official birthday weekend is the 10th – 12th June 2016, but we are sure she won’t mind if it’s a week after or a week earlier. Set your own official date.

Why? A good excuse for a get together or party, helping to mark this historic milestone in the Queen’s life, but also our country’s. To top it all off, it’s a great way to support your local hospice, helping us raise vital funds to support our care.

How? We’ve made it simple!  Download our Royal Garden Party Fundraising Pack which includes a printable poster/invite, a tin/bucket wrap and great some ideas to get the fundraising ball rolling – think red, white and blue and how you can put the royal icing on the cake!

If you need any help with your preparations just speak to our Fundraising Department. Email Charlie Homer or telephone 01905 763963.

Royal Party Pack front cover

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.