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Santathon Kicks-Off Seasonal Festivities

15th October 2014

Budding Santas are being invited to take part in a Santathon to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Santas young and not so young can sign up to take part in the fundraising event on Sunday 30th November, with running and cycling events on offer. There is a choice of 4 or 8 mile routes for each event, starting and finishing at Top Barn Activity Centre, Holt Heath, with the run starting at 9am and the cycle ride at 12noon. Santa suits will be provided to all participants to help everyone get into the seasonal spirit.

The event is open to all ages, and offers the ideal opportunity for families to enjoy some fresh air and the lovely scenery around the Holt Heath area. Registration costs £10 for adults, £5 for under 12s and participants can choose to do one or both events. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of £25 sponsorship per person.

Lizzie Brazier, Community Fundraiser for St Richard’s Hospice said; “This is a really fun way to start your Christmas celebrations this year. What better way to get into the spirit of things than to dress up as Santa and take part in a bit of friendly competition as you run or cycle for a good cause.”

Find out more about the event and how to book your place on our Santathon event page.

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.