13th November 2016

Sugarcraft is icing on the cake for hospice


The annual delivery of iced Christmas cakes from the Wychavon Branch of the Sugarcraft Guild has been made to St Richard’s Hospice.

The ladies, who meet in Droitwich, have been busy making and icing 33 cakes which they have donated to be sold, auctioned or raffled to raise funds for St Richard’s.

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser, said, “These cakes are lovingly crafted, each one is unique and truly beautiful. They almost look too good to eat! We are so grateful to the ladies for donating their time and energy in this way.”

Ann Newton who chairs the group said “We really enjoyed creating these cakes for the hospice.  Our ladies have come up with a wide variety of designs to suit all tastes.  It’s an annual labour of love and we are delighted to see them generating money for a wonderful cause.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 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.