Team prepare to stride out in support of hospice

18th July 2017

A Worcestershire business team will be striding out along the county’s waterways to raise funds for local hospice care.

A team from Stock N Lock Self Storage, Worcester, are taking part in the St Richard’s Hospice 21 mile Waterways Walk on Sunday 6th August.

Each year Stock N Lock focus on fundraising for a charity close to their hearts.

Business Manager, Ryan Kemili’s grandfather was cared by St Richard’s before his death in 2016.

Mr Kemili said: “This had been an eye-opening episode for me, realising and understanding all the services a hospice offers both their patients and their loved ones.

“It was a humbling experience being able to visit St Richard’s last year and see just how fantastic the facilities are and witness the great attitudes of the staff.

“The hospice makes such a difference in so many people’s lives, we really feel passionately about doing our part to help in any way we can.”

Lizzy Callaghan, another member of the team, also supports St Richard’s after the charity’s care of her mother before she died.

While three members of the business Mr Kemili; Toni Hodges-Moore, Assistant Manager; and Ian Miles, a Director, are undertaking the 21 mile walk, the whole team have been involved in the fundraising effort.

Mr Kemili said: “We are all really excited to be able to take part and have been overwhelmed by the support of our customers, families and friends.”

The Stock N Lock business owners have also kindly agreed to match the donations received, so the final total will be well over £1,000.

To donate to the Stock N Lock team, visit their Just Giving page

The St Richard’s Waterways Walk, now in its eighth year, includes a choice of three distances: a 21-mile circular route for the more adventurous starting and finishing at Droitwich Spa Marina; an 11-mile linear route from Diglis to Droitwich Spa Marina, or a family friendly six-mile circular route from Perdiswell, Worcester.

All routes are on flat terrain, following clearly marked footpaths and no map reading skills are required.
To register visit

The event is kindly sponsored by Droitwich Spa Marina.

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.