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Take on Severn Valley Walk for hospice

25th September 2018

Walkers are being encouraged to sign up for a new hospice challenge this autumn.

St Richard’s Hospice is organising a walk along the Severn Way – which follows the landscape of the river Severn – on Saturday, October 13th.

Participants can choose from either a four, seven or 14-mile walk, followed by a return journey aboard the Severn Valley Railway (SVR), one of the country’s most popular heritage railways.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “This is the first time we have organised a walk along the beautiful Severn Way.

“We hope our walkers will enjoy a lovely autumnal day through stunning open countryside – while spotting trains along the way.

“Our thanks go to event sponsors OGL Computer, which has a team taking on the challenge, and Severn Valley Railway and Bewdley High School for their support in helping us host this walk.

“We also thank the Co-op petrol station in Bewdley for donating 500 bottles of water for this event.”

Each route begins from the SVR station in Bewdley and there is free parking for walkers at Bewdley High School.

The four-mile walk goes to Arley, while the seven-mile finishes in Highley and the 14-mile ends in Bridgnorth.

The event is sponsored by OGL Computer, which has chosen St Richard’s Hospice as its charity of the year.

To find out more information and to register visit strichards.org.uk/severn-valley-walk. Each walker is asked to raise a minimum of £30 towards supporting the hospice’s care.

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.