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The Fabulous King’s Las Vegas Ball

25th February 2016

Hundreds celebrated an evening of glitz and glamour in aid of St Richard’s Hospice at the Kings Hawford Las Vegas Ball, raising over £9000 to help the local charity care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Over 200 people filled the ballroom at the Bank House Hotel, Bransford, on Saturday, 6th February, and guests enjoyed the ball in style. The evening, organised by King’s Hawford School, was filled with lights, laughter and fun for all.

Following a champagne reception and an indulgent three course meal, entertainment was provided by Steve Maitland and his Big Swing Band and a performance by the Las Vegas dancers. This was followed by a disco and, for those who preferred not to take to the dance floor, a casino provided entertaining games such as ‘Chase the Joker’ and Blackjack and Roulette. Guests were able to take home a reminder of the evening with professional photos taken by Jamie Thomas Photography.

Jim Turner, Head at Kings Hawford School, said: “We were delighted to support the valuable work of St. Richard’s at the Las Vegas Ball. It was a most enjoyable evening and one in which we were able to raise funds to assist the hospice while having a terrific evening in a perfect venue.”

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Hospice Community Fundraiser, said; “We are most grateful to the Kings Hawford School and the Bank House Hotel, and to everyone involved in making the evening such a success.  We would like to thank everyone who generously supported the raffle on the evening, and thank all the local businesses who provided a range of wonderful prizes.”

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.