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Date: 01/11/2018

One of Worcestershire’s leading independent schools is supporting a local hospice by planting spring flowers in its grounds.

St Richard’s Hospice was welcomed to The River School in Worcester earlier this month to help plant snowdrops – the flower which features in its logo as part of a fundraising appeal.
The hospice’s snowdrop appeal has seen hundreds of children across the county planting bulbs and raising money over more than two years.
This year, the city’s St Peter’s Garden Centre donated 8000 snowdrop bulbs to the appeal.
Adrian Parsonage, Headteacher at the school said: “We were delighted to welcome St Richard’s into school earlier this month; engaging with local organisations and developing a strong and supportive community is very important to us.  During the day we learnt about the invaluable work the hospice does in serving the local community through some of the hardest times of life.  Our school gardeners were on hand to help teach the children how to ensure healthy growth of the snowdrops, which we will all be able to enjoy.”
Staff and pupils at the school will be able to enjoy the sight of new life every spring in their school grounds as the flowers begin to bloom.  Typically, the snowdrop’s message is positive, signalling hope.
Claire James, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice said : “We are so grateful to The River School for supporting us in this way.  We had a fabulous day with them; all the children were so keen to hear all about our work.  The school’s support will not only benefit our patients and their families it will also be enjoyed by all those visiting the school grounds.”
The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 2 to 16 years was opened in 1985 and is situated along the Droitwich Road in Worcester. The school occupies a large Georgian Grade II listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres, encompassing both woodland and open grass.
The River School provides the most economical private education for senior school aged pupils within Worcestershire.
For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.