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Your Fundraising

There are a whole host of ways you can support St Richard’s Hospice and we’re here to support you!

Holding you own event or celebration

If you’re thinking of hosting your own event for the hospice then our  Fundraising Guide is a useful starting point. It gives you  lots of hints and tips on how to make your event the best it can possibly be and lets you know what resources we have available to use.

If you’d like some help in person then please contact the team on appeals@strichards.org.uk and we can guide you through the process. We’re always keen to hear about your plans and help if we can.

To design a poster for your event, in the style of the one pictured left, please visit  Rightmarket  We have designed a ready-made template with an image gallery to make it as easy as possible for you to create your own unique poster, all ready with our hospice logo.

 

 

 

 

 

Taking on your own challenge

We have lots of our own events and challenges that you can take part in.  However, you may have registered for your own personal challenge! If you have decided to raise money for St Richard’s thank you so much and we’d love to hear more about what you are doing and how we can support you. Contact Aly on fundraising@strichards,org.uk or 01905 763963

You can set up an online donation page through Just Giving  or Virgin Money Giving   – it’s a great way of sharing your fundraising with friends, family and colleagues.

We can also provide breathable t-shirts and sponsor form, again please get in touch!

Groups and Organisations

Are you part of a club or group that would like to support St Richard’s as your chosen charity? We would love to show you around the hospice or come and do a talk and support you with your fundraising. Please get in touch via email appeals@strichards.org.uk or call 01905 958262.

 

 

Celebrating a special occasion

If you have generously chosen to ask for donations to the hospice instead of presents for your wedding, birthday, anniversary or other special occasion then please get in touch. It is so kind of you to think of us for your special celebration. We can help with special cards to let your guests know about the donation options and can provide gift aid envelopes if appropriate. Pin badges or wristbands are  also available to purchase to give as favours. Contact appeals@strichards.org.uk or 01905 958262 if you would like to discuss this further.


Loose change boxes and smarties appeal

Your small change can make a big difference! Every year millions of pounds are wasted – dropped behind the sofa, in the car or on the pavement. We raise thousands of pounds each year from people collecting their spare change. To request a loose change box or  to ask about our smarties appeal, where you get to eat the smarties then collect your 20ps or £1 coins in the tube (a perfect way for companies and groups to fundraise together) then call 01905 958262 or email appeals@strichards.org.uk

Stocks and shares

Do you have a few shares that would cost more to sell than they are worth? Then why not donate them? You can fill out a donation form and ShareGift will do the rest. ShareGift specialise in accepting small holdings of shares until they have enough to sell and then make charitable donations. Visit Sharegift to start the process or if you wish to discuss it further please contact appeals@strichards.org.uk or call 01905 958262.

 

For more fundraising ideas check out 52 great fundraising ideas!

 

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.