All aboard the Nothern Belle in aid of St Richard's Hospice

Published: 20th March 2014

St.Richard's Hospice

Worcestershire residents are being invited to climb about the gleaming carriages of the Northern Belle on a special trip to Bath on Saturday, 20th September, recalling the Golden Age of sophisticated train travel. Already more than 80 tickets have been snapped up for the exclusive journey which is one of the major events celebrating St Richard’s 30th anniversary in 2014.

Rachel Jones of St Richard’s Hospice said, “We will be starting in Worcester where guests can enjoy a glass of Bellini and a delicious brunch and travel in the lap of luxury to the historic city of Bath. Then returning on the train in the early evening they will be served a delicious three course meal, champagne and wine whilst gliding through the countryside. ”

She added, “There will be superb cuisine, impeccable service and a few special St Richard’s touches, making this a memorable day out. If you are planning a special celebration as a Valentine’s present, for a birthday or anniversary this would be just the ticket!”

Tickets on the train, which is a sister train to the renowned Venice Simplon Orient-Express, are £380 per person and sponsorship packages available.

Gail Dodds, of Brookes Catering, was among the first to book her ticket. She said, “I’ve been on the Northern Belle before and it was an absolutely amazing day. First-class service, food and entertainment. We both felt really special and nothing was too much trouble for the staff, making it a day that will never be forgotten. I am so pleased to have the chance to join St Richard’s Hospice for my Mum’s 70th birthday on what I’m sure will be an outstanding, unforgettable day to Bath.”

For more information go to www.strichards.org.uk/northernbelle or please contact Rachel Jones or Tricia Cavell on 01905 763963 or email rjones@strichards.org.uk or tcavell@strichards.org.uk.

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 grateful for all donations to continue their work.

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