A charity has invited one of the world’s biggest singing sensations to visit its Herefordshire home.


Patients and staff at St Michael’s Hospice Hereford have made a video plea to music superstar P!nk, asking for her to stop off at the charity’s Bartestree base during her current UK tour. A number of patients currently being cared for by St Michael’s are huge fans of the American star, known for her iconic global hits including So What, All I Know So Far, and What About Us.


During conversations with Hospice staff, many patients mentioned they would love to meet the renowned musician, which led to the idea of them asking her through a dance performance to one of her famous songs – Never Gonna Not Dance Again.


“This all started from a conversation with a couple of patients about things they enjoy,” said Siobhan MacQuillan, the Hospice’s Therapy Lead. “They said they loved listening to P!nk, and it started us thinking about how wonderful it would be if we could get P!nk to St Michael’s. Things moved pretty quickly after this, and we’re indebted to Sutton Primary Academy, and in particular Olivia Sheppard, for choreographing an incredible routine which everyone enjoyed taking part in.”


One of those joining the P!nk fans in taking part was Ivor Bailey, a St Michael’s Hospice outpatient.

“I really enjoyed taking part in the video,” said Ivor.

“The care I’ve received here at St Michael’s has been wonderful, and doing something like this just underlines the fun that staff and volunteers bring to the place.”


Alongside Sutton Academy, the Macmillan Renton Unit, which works closely with St Michael’s, starred in the video too, alongside children from Hope Support Services which helps young people aged five to 25 when a loved one has a serious illness.

“Being part of something this magical is what St Michael’s Hospice is all about,” added Siobhan. “Our priority at all times is providing the best quality care to patients. But we always say that St Michael’s is a place where people come to live, and by doing things like this, people are having fun and making memories which will live on. And, you never know, that dream of seeing Pink at St Michael’s might just come true.”


Formed in 1984, St Michael’s Hospice provides palliative and end-of-life care to families across Herefordshire and beyond. It relies on community support to fund the majority of its care, with funds collected by supporters taking part in events, holding their own fundraiser, shopping in the Hospice’s retail stores and online, playing the St Michael’s Hospice Lottery, and leaving gifts in Wills.


Let’s see how far St Michael’s can get this to go, and see if they can make some patients’ dreams come true.