Stride out on the hills for charity walk

9th April 2018

Families and friends are being invited to stride out over the Malvern Hills for a fundraising walk in aid of hospice care.

St Richard’s Hospice is hosting its Malvern Hills Walk once again on Saturday, 19th May – with a two, five or 11-mile route available.

The walk is one of the most popular events run by St Richard’s and has been going every year since the charity was launched in 1984.

Last year, more than 500 walkers laced-up their boots for the event – raising more than £26,000 to support the charity’s care provided to patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We are so excited for this year’s Malvern Hills Walk. It is always such a fabulous event and has been so well supported over the years.

“Come along with your family, friends, colleagues, or enjoy a solo walk, and celebrate the spectacular scenery on our doorstep while raising money to support our care.”

Both the two and five-mile walks are circular, starting from 10am at Blackhill Car Park. Admin fee is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

The 11-mile walk will see participants trek the length of the hills from Chase End, starting at North Quarry Car Park.

There will be coaches provided from the car park to Chase End at 7.30am on the day. Admin fee is £13 for adults and £6 for under 16s.

All those taking part pledge to raise £50 or more in sponsorship, supporting the hospice’s free care.

This year’s event is sponsored by Startin Skoda, Powick Worcester.

To register, visit or email Isobel Mathews on

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.