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Challenge match helps St Richard’s
11:50pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
A FAMILY cricket day in Worcester bowled over St Richard’s Hospice staff after raising £650.
The event was organised by Jon Hancock, with the help of family and friends, in memory of his mum Noreen Hancock who was supported by the Worcestershire hospice last year.
A 25-over match between Mr Hancock’s Dominies Select XI and club captain Matthew Williams’ International XI was held at the Worcester Dominies Cricket Club’s ground in Evendine Close, Battenhall, as well as a barbecue and raffle.
Mr Hancock said: “My mum spent four weeks at St Richard’s and her time there was beyond words.
“The team made mum comfortable and the support they gave our family was incredible and still is.
“We can’t thank St Richard’s enough. What they gave us was time and Mum had a very special four weeks at the hospice.
“We organised the event to give something back and our family and friends were keen to get involved to support the hospice as well as our family.”
Community fund-raiser Sara Fernie-Jones said: “This was a wonderful way to remember their mum and raise funds at the same time.
“It was a lovely sunny day and I was delighted to join in the fun.
“We are very grateful for their generosity.”
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 more than 2,300 patients and family members in Worcestershire.