Retro gaming event to support hospice

16th January 2020

An afternoon of retro gaming is set to take place at a city arcade bar to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

The event, titled Game On, will take place on Sunday, January 26 at Retroids Arcade Bar in New Street, Worcester, from 1pm.

Everyone with a ticket to this event will have an hour’s unlimited gaming, with access to classics ranging from Donkey Kong, Pac-man and Frogger – to Time Crisis and Street Fighter.

Laurence Alexander, event organiser from St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are so excited for this event – it’s set to be a great afternoon of nostalgic gaming for the whole family.

“What’s even better is we will have the whole place to ourselves – with all the games set to free play.

“And with numbers limited to 20 people per time slot, you won’t be left queuing for a game.

“We hope everyone can come along and enjoy themselves, while raising money to help fund the care we provide to patients and loved ones.”

The hospice is also holding a competition at the event which will see the person scoring the highest on Space Invaders winning a prize.

Tickets are priced at £10 for an hour’s unlimited gaming, with four one-hour slots starting from 1pm through to 4pm.

The event is sponsored by The Development Manager Ltd.

To find out more and book tickets visit

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: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • 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.