VOLUNTEERS who rattled tins outside a Worcester supermarket have raised hundreds of pounds for a hospice that helps people with life-threatening illnesses.

The two-day collection outside Tesco in St Peter's raised more than £560 for St Richard's Hospice, based in Rose Hill, near Worcester City Centre.

A spokeswoman for the charity said: "We would like to thank all those who donated in the collection, as well as the volunteers who helped raise the money."

The charity is currently campaigning to raise £5.25m to build a new hospice in Wildwood Drive, near County Hall, Spetchley.

The new state-of-the-art facility will house all the services provided at Rose Hill, as well as 15 specialist beds, the first of their kind in South Worcestershire.