Tee off teams support hospice care

9th May 2017

Thirteen teams of golfers joined St Richard’s Hospice on the fairway for a fundraising golf day.

The event – which was held at The Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern for the second year running on Friday 28 April – raised more than £4000.

Participants arrived at 11.00am for the varied and, at times, challenging 18 hole round; awards were given to the first three teams as well as the team with the longest drive and nearest the pin.  The day concluded with a two course dinner, prize giving, a raffle and a charity auction.

The overall winning team was from Evesham-based chartered accountants and business advisers Clement Rabjohns with Paul Emsley, team captain, proudly receiving the accolade after many years of supporting the event.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who joined us for what was undoubtedly a really fun day.  Happily, the weather was kind to us, feedback from those who attended was really positive and we managed to raise a fabulous amount of money for our care.

“We would also like to thank, as ever, our team of hospice volunteers for their excellent golfing knowledge and for all their help on the day.”

The event was sponsored by Santander for the second year running.

John Hyde, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking from Santander UK plc said : “It was a pleasure to be part of an enjoyable and successful event.  St Richard’s Hospice is such a valuable local facility and it relies heavily on fundraising to exist; my colleagues and myself from Santander‘s Broad Street Worcester office were very grateful for the opportunity not only to be sponsors but also to help out on the day.”

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: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • 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.