Top racing tips at hospice event

20th February 2019

Top jockeys and trainers are set to give tips and predictions at a hospice event ahead of the Cheltenham Festival week.

The Cheltenham Preview Evening, hosted by St Richard’s Hospice, will take place at The Wood Norton, near Evesham, on Tuesday, March 5.

On the panel of experts will be Dr Richard Newland, trainer of the 2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re, alongside jockeys Harry Skelton and Paddy Brennan.

Kelly Johns, fundraiser at St Richard’s in Worcester, said: “This is set to be a great event in the run-up to a prestigious festival.

“We’re inviting everyone along to enjoy a top-class evening of racing tips from our line-up of fantastic speakers. We hope to see you there!”

The preview evening is raising money to support the hospice’s free care to patients living with serious, progressive illnesses and their loved ones.

It includes a two-course meal, tea and coffee, and begins from 6.15pm. The event is sponsored by Gwillams Farm Shop.

Tickets are priced at £35 per person. To book, contact Kelly Johns on 01905 763963, email, or 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: 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.