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Knitted prayer squares offer comfort

Our chaplaincy team have recently been given a number of prayer squares, knitted or crocheted by local groups and individuals.  They are made with a cross on them and the idea is that the creator prays for the recipient, even though they do not know who that person is or what their individual needs are…. Read more »

10 things you might not know about St Richard’s Hospice

Many people who visit St Richard’s or hear a talk about our services are surprised at the wide range of support we offer patients and their loved ones. Here are a few facts and figures about our hospice, some of which might just surprise you! 1. All of our services are completely free to patients and… Read more »

Sale of art held in recognition of hospice care

An art exhibition and sale has raised over £2,000 in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The exhibition of paintings by local artist Niki Alcock was organised by her husband Roland Alcock as part of her funeral last month.  Some of Mrs Alcock’s paintings were offered to friends and family, raising £2070 in donations for St… Read more »

Flagship store celebrates birthday success

St Richard’s Hospice’s new flagship store is celebrating a successful first year and is inviting supporters to a special birthday evening. The hospice’s refitted shop in St Swithin’s Street, Worcester, was opened with a fanfare in July last year and replaced its temporary store at The Cross and the Snowdrops Bookshop in Reindeer Court. The… Read more »

Hospice patient holds art exhibition

Terry Dagley art exhibition

  A hospice patient who took up painting as part of his creative therapy sessions at St Richard’s Day Hospice is exhibited some of his work at the hospice’s Wildwood Drive premises. Terry Dagley, who was cared for by St Richard’s, regularly opened the stunning gardens at his home in Broughton Green, near Droitwich, to raise… Read more »

Perfect puppies!

It was wonderful to receive a visit from Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog Megan and her new puppies to meet patients, volunteers and staff. Megan is a regular visitor to St Richard’s and her calm and warm character is adored by everyone.

Music to lift the spirit

Wonderful to hear the sounds of ‘Music to lift the Spirit’ from the English Symphony Orchestra fill the hospice today (9th June). Cellist Corrine Frost and Stephen Warner on guitar and double bass performed a selection of music from Elgar to Gershwin. Patients, staff and volunteers were enthralled! You can read more about the ESO… Read more »

Volunteers help patients travel

Volunteers Peter Humphrey and Rosemary Kite

Volunteers like Rosemary Kite and Peter Humphrey are a vital part of the service St Richard’s offers to patients, helping them to travel to Day Hospice where they can receive specialist care and support and enjoy the company of others in similar situations. Rosemary and Peter describe a typical day for them at St Richard’s… Read more »

Supporting patients as a St Richard’s volunteer

Judith Irwin Volunteer

It all started two years ago with a piece in the local paper all about St Richard’s and me wanting to do something for the local community. I went along to an open evening and was surprised at all the different areas they needed volunteers for, from fundraising to receptionists. I was interested in the… Read more »