A TALENTED hospice supporter has donated a hand-made version of Worcester Cathedral to help raise money for charity.

 Ros Morris, whose uncle Phil Day was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, spent months carefully crafting the model using a technique similar to cross stitch.

 Basing her design on photographs of the historic structure, she weaved into a material called plastic canvas before assembling the pieces into a 3D building.

 “It was done to raise money for the hospice which cared for my uncle,” said Mrs Morris, who is 58 and from Andover, in Hampshire.

 “It is just something different, there aren’t any others like it as far as I know. St Richard’s is a good cause. I hope it raises a good amount.”

 Mr Day, who lived in Pershore, was cared for at St Richard’s Hospice and died in May this year.

 His wife, Carolyn Day and daughter Samantha Andrews, brought the model to the hospice in October.

 Mrs Day said: “We feel that the model is so beautiful – it would be so lovely if the hospice could use it for fundraising.”

 Charlie Homer, hospice fundraiser, said the model cathedral would raise much-needed money for the charity.

“We were thrilled to receive this fantastic donation," she said. "The skill which has gone into creating the beautiful model cathedral is absolutely incredible.

 “We plan to raffle the cathedral to raise money for our specialist care at a future fundraising event.”

 St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative and end of life care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,000 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

 The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support they can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

They care for people with a range of illnesses including heart failure, Parkinson’s, and motor neurone disease as well as cancer. 

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.

 Find out more about the charity at strichards.org.uk