Virtual quiz night success for hospice

11th April 2020

TEAMS from as far afield as New York and Vietnam took part in a hospice’s first virtual quiz – helping raise more than £1,500 for its care.

St Richard’s Hospice held its Big Virtual Quiz on Saturday, April 11, and saw 62 teams take part, with £1,530 raised to help continue its caring services.

The family-friendly quiz was hosted by Richard ‘Hursty’ Hurst and saw teams take part from their homes, via video conferencing website Zoom.

The second 10-round quiz will be held from 5pm on Saturday, April 25 – with participating teams entered into a draw to win a family pizza meal deal.

Kelly Johns, fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed our first virtual quiz night, and were thrilled to be joined by so many for a fun evening of quizzing with our fabulous host, Hursty.

“While we’re all staying home to stay safe, we hope our quiz nights can be a way to keep the family entertained – while helping us raise money to continue caring for patients and loved ones.

“We hope you can join us for our next quiz – get your thinking caps on now!”

Quiz rounds include general knowledge, music, a dedicated round for younger players – and more.

All teams need to take part is some paper, pens, and a device with internet access – such as a tablet, laptop, or phone.

The hospice is asking all quiz participants to continue following Government advice on social distancing, and for teams to be from the same household.

Entry to the quiz is £20 for a team of up to five people. To sign up for the next quiz, 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.