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Walk the Worcestershire Way

30th April 2015

Onsite Team_L to R_ Jason Stephenson, Steve Brown, David Lord and Trevor Stevens

An event organised by St Richard’s Hospice offers the opportunity to walk the whole of the Worcestershire way in a day to support hospice care across the county.

Many keen walkers have already signed up for this year’s Worcestershire Way Walk and, either individually or as a team, will be taking on the challenging 31 mile dawn ‘til dusk trek in aid of the local hospice.

This year’s challenge, which will be held on Friday 19th June, marks the 10th anniversary of this popular walking event and so promises to be a great celebration of the many hundreds of walkers over the years that have supported the hospice.

The walk begins at 6am in Bewdley and walkers will stride out across the most wonderful Worcestershire countryside before a tough finish on the slopes of the Malvern Hills.

Alison Parkes, Senior Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “This year will be the tenth year we have run this event and so the atmosphere is likely to be amazing. There is always a great team spirit and camaraderie amongst the walkers taking part. This isn’t an event for the faint hearted, and we certainly recommend some training beforehand.

She added; “Many people take on this challenge in memory of someone special, as a way of saying thank you for the hospice care they received. But often at the end of the walk they realise that they have achieved something fantastic for themselves too.”

The event costs just £10 to enter but relies on sponsorship and donations to be successful. The money raised will help St Richard’s Hospice continue to care for patients at the end of their lives, and support their families.

The event is kindly sponsored by Carisson Properties Ltd. Worcestershire County council’s countryside rangers kindly provide support vehicle assistance.

For more information, visit our Worcestershire Way Walk event page.

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.