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Date: 24/02/2014

St Richard’s Hospice has been bowled over by a generous donation from Worcestershire businesses.

Insurance Brokers Sutcliffe & Co and Chartered Financial Planners McCarthy Taylor Ltd hosted a night of networking with a competitive streak at Bowl Xtreme.

Over thirty teams from companies across Worcestershire turned out to support the event, which raised £3,000 for the charity.

Rachel Jones from St Richard’s said, “It was a fantastic turn out and everyone enjoyed the event, particularly saying it was great to do something different rather than the usual networking format. Congratulations to the winners Ballard Dale Syree Watson chartered accountants who fought off fierce competition.”
She added, “Money was raised through the raffle, an auction, guess the number of strikes game and also from Sutcliffe & Co and McCarthy Taylor generously donating for each strike that was made. Luckily for the hospice, that was quite a few! A kind donation from Bowl Xtreme topped up the figure to a wonderful £3,000.”

“We are very grateful to everyone who made the night such a success and were thrilled to see so many companies keen to have fun and support the hospice.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,400 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 16-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if they so choose, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations required each year to continue their work.

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Group photo:  Rachel Jones of St Richard’s Hospice with Sutcliffe & Co and McCarthy Taylor players