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Sugarcraft is icing on the cake for hospice

13th November 2016

 

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.

 

 

 

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.