The Big Push for St Richard’s Hospice

6th November 2015

An intrepid hospice patient will be celebrating his birthday this month with a sponsored wheelchair push across the Malvern Hills.

Vaughn Albone, who is being cared for St Richard’s Hospice, will be pushed in his wheelchair over the iconic hills on Saturday 14th November to raise money for the local hospice.

A team of 20 friends and family will take it in turns to push him along the route from British Camp via Worcestershire Beacon to North Hill Clock Tower, including members of The Gloster Arms football team for whom he is Assistant Manager.

Vaughn said; “A St Richard’s Hospice nurse has been supporting me and my wife Chris through my recent illness. She has been a life line and has helped us tremendously. We have also known friends and families that have been cared for by the hospice and so I wanted to give something back – as they say; the joy is in the giving!

He added; “We have lived in Malvern for many years and love spending time on the hills so we thought that a sponsored wheelchair push over the hills would be a wonderful way to spend my birthday and raise money for a great local charity at the same time. We are very grateful that our friends and family are generously giving their time and money for this worthwhile cause.”

To donate to Vaughn’s fund visit

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.