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Teams Rise to Tough Challenge

7th October 2014

Businesses rose to a tough challenge in a corporate team building day raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

Six teams pitted their wits and physical prowess against each other in the annual hospice Corporate Challenge at Top Barn Activity Centre at Holt, near Worcester.

The event is expected to have raised in the region of £4,000 towards the charity’s work caring for patients with life threatening illnesses and supporting their families.

Teams from Yamazaki Mazak, Kendall Wadley, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, HallmarkHulme Solicitors and  Pendragon Packaging faced up to the survival-themed challenges which included making fires, pots, shelters and rafts as well as shooting.

St Richard’s Hospice Fundraising Manager, Rachel Jones said, “All the teams were up for the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed the competition.   Kendall Wadley were the overall winners, just pipping Pendragon Packaging to the post by one point!”

Ms Jones added, “We would also like to say a big thanks to the team at Top Barn Activity Centre for their organisation and to Worcester Bosch for their kind sponsorship.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

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 them to continue their 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.