St Richard’s Hospice

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with serious, progressive illnesses – improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment, and to their last days. Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,400 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire. St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with 20% funded by the NHS. The charity delivered one previous and hugely popular Wild in Art trail, Worcester Stands Tall, in the summer of 2018. | @strichards | @StRichardsHosp | @strichardshospice | #strichardshospice

The Stats


We care for more than 3,400 patients, loved ones and bereaved people each year.

£9.4 million

Our predicted expenditure for 2019/20 is £9.4million. We rely on donations to fund the majority of our care.


All our care – be it physical, spiritual or emotional – is provided free of charge


How you're supporting the charity

Sponsor a sculpture

By sponsoring a sculpture, or element of the trail, you’re not only helping create something spectacular for the city – but you’re supporting St Richard’s Hospice. Each elephant will be auctioned at the end of the trail to raise funds for the hospice’s care.

Do the trail

Get set for Tuesday, 13th July –Sunday, 5th September, when you can download the app or buy the trail map and off you go on your elephant adventure!

Take part in an event

Watch this space for details of fun, family events and activities – an extra bonus of ‘elephantastic’ proportions.

Spread the word

Help build excitement as we march towards the trail, by joining the conversation online.
Let’s be social!

Support our care

St Richard’s Hospice largely relies on the generosity of the community to fund its care, with 20 per cent of its income provided by the NHS. Donate to support our care.

Donate now

Stay in touch

Got a question about Worcester’s Big Parade? Find out more and get in touch.

Get in touch

Why an elephant?

Curious to know why we chose elephants as our sculpture? Find out why!


Worcesters Big Parade

Worcesters Big Parade