19th January 2017

Young copywriter goes dry for a year in support of St Richard’s

A local copywriter and self-professed chocaholic will be going a lot further than just a dry January this year by abstaining from both chocolate and alcohol for the whole of 2017 in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

Jonny Wilson, a 25-year-old freelance copywriter living in Fountain Place, Worcester will be resisting temptation for a year by keeping his hands off both chocolate and alcohol in support of the charity after staff provided care for a close friend with cancer during the last months of her life.

Jonny said “both my friend and her husband were really touched by the level of care provided by the staff. I want others in her situation to be able to receive the same incredible care”.

Jonny added, “I’m in no shape to run a marathon, so instead I decided to do the next best thing and give up chocolate and alcohol for a year. Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to run a marathon in 2018.”

“I’m not anticipating this to be an easy year – my friends will attest to the fact that I am something of a chocaholic – but as more and more people make pledges, I am spurred on to make sure I see this challenge through to its conclusion”.

To donate to Jonny’s fund, visit http://www.justgiving.com/jonny2017

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.