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Stride out over Malvern Hills for hospice care

21st March 2019

Families and friends are being invited to stride out across the Malvern Hills for a hospice’s 35th annual fundraising walk.

The St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk takes place on Saturday, May 18 – with two, five and 11-mile routes available.

The walk is a popular fixture in the hospice’s events calendar and has been running every year since St Richard’s was launched in 1984.

Last year’s walk raised £32,500 – the most the event has ever raised for the Worcester-based hospice.

Jayne Sargeant, hospice fundraiser, said: “We can’t wait to welcome everyone along for a great day out on the Malvern Hills.

“This event is so well-loved by our community and we thoroughly enjoy seeing everyone out on the hills, walking in support of our hospice care.

“Last year’s walk was absolutely incredible and we were so thrilled with the amount raised. We hope you can join us to raise even more this year!”

Both the two and five-mile walks are circular, starting from 10am at Black Hill 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.

Those taking on the 11-mile route will be transported to the start by coach, leaving from North Quarry Car Park at 7.30am. Admin fee is £14 for adults and £7 for under 16s.

The hospice is asking participants to raise £50 or more. All those who do so, will be entered into a prize draw to win a family meal for four at Ask, Great Malvern.

The Malvern Hills Walk is sponsored by Astons Coaches and is supported by the Malvern Hills Trust.

To sign-up for the walk visit strichards.org.uk/malvern-hills-walk

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.