Sugarcraft donation the icing on the cake

29th November 2017

A host of beautifully decorated cakes have been donated to St Richard’s Hospice to help raise money for its care.

Talented members of the Wychavon branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild, which meets in Droitwich, made 27 iced cakes which will be raffled, sold and auctioned to support the hospice.

Among the creations hand-crafted from cake and icing are intricate festive scenes, Disney characters and even a loveable pup.

Ann Newton, Chairperson of the Guild, said: “St Richard’s is such a fantastic cause, it just does such incredible work.

“We are all pleased that we can help in some small way to help it continue with such excellent work for the community. We have such fun doing it as well – it is great.”

The guild has donated iced cakes to St Richard’s every Christmas for 15 years and in that time has helped raise a fantastic amount for its care.

Charlie Homer, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We all look forward to the annual delivery of the guild’s amazing cakes – it’s always such a treat to see what the group has created.

“We are so grateful to the group for putting so much time and energy into supporting our care to patients, their loved ones and the bereaved.”

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.