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Great Witley Operatic Society is delighted to announce that St. Richard’s Hospice, Worcester has been chosen as their named charity during their forthcoming production of ‘Carmen’.St Richard’s Hospice cares for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Each year they give free care and support to around 2,600 patients and their families – helping them towards the best quality of life possible.

St Richard’s is an independent registered charity. There are 200 full and part time staff led by a Senior Management Team and Governors.

St Richard’s was established in 1984.

Mission Statement  – “Caring for Life”
St Richard’s Hospice exists to enhance, through specialist palliative care and education, the quality of life of patients and those important to them, suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

St Richard’s Hospice was established in 1984 and is a local independent, Worcestershire charity. St Richard’s Hospice was founded in Droitwich, taking its name from Richard de la Wyche who was born there in 1197 and who was declared a Saint in 1262.

The hospice first started in the home of Dr Jenny Bulman before moving to Castle Street in Worcester. Home Care services started in 1984, followed by Day Hospice and the beginnings of an educational programme in 1988. As the organisation grew, so did the need for larger premises and the hospice moved to Rose Hill house in Worcester which was officially opened by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales in May 1992.

In 2004 as hospice services continued to grow to meet demand, a £5.25m appeal was made to build a new centre with the first urgently needed specialist palliative care In-patient Unit for South Worcestershire. In 2006 the new St Richard’s Hospice opened in Wildwood Drive, Worcester.

St Richard’s serves Worcestershire including Worcester, Malvern, Droitwich, Pershore, Upton upon Severn, Broadway, Evesham and the surrounding areas. We also care for patients from the north of the county in our In-patient Unit.

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