20th February 2017

Volunteers help hospice garden grow

A team of kind-hearted volunteers have helped plant up new borders at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

Almost 20 people from Medtronic, based in Watford, spent the day digging and planting  in the hospice grounds as a thank you to the charity for its care of Laura Walker, the daughter of Sales Director, Mark Kerrigan.

Emma van Eeden, Senior Marketing Manager said, “Laura was looked after by the St Richard’s team at the end of her short life, and the support they gave Mark and his family was something he talks about often. That made us think it would be great to come and volunteer to give something back.”

She added, “Our company’s mission is to help create a better, healthier world for patients, communities and the environment and volunteering at St Richard’s was a great example of giving something back to a cause that matters to us.  We hope we will be able to contribute again in a small way in the future.”

St Richard’s has more than 900 active volunteers helping in all areas of the hospice from patient care to its 17 shops in the county.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.