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St Richard’s Singers raise voices to boost hospice funds

8th December 2015

Webbs St Richard's Singers at choirathon

Hosts of choirs raised their voices in a tuneful charity event to raise funds in support of Worcestershire hospices.

Visitors enjoyed the festive sounds and sights of Christmas at the event at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold. The choirathon featured a number of groups including the St Richard’s Singers who are volunteers and staff from the Worcestershire hospice.

Webbs had pledged £1,000 to be split between the firm’s five chosen hospice charities in exchange for choirs to sing for customers. Customers also made donations to the hospices – St Richard’s, Primrose, Acorns, Kemp and Mary Stevens – to boost the £1,000 donation from Webbs by another £132.

Webbs Chairman, Ed Webb said, “We are delighted that so many choirs wished to share their wonderful voices with our customers. We support our chosen hospice charities throughout the year but look forward to giving them this extra donation at Christmas when they work so hard to make it a special time for patients and their families.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.