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Oar-some boat festival a roaring success 

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Staff and volunteers at a Shropshire charity are delighted that a fundraising event, which took place on Saturday and Sunday after a two-year break, was such a hit.  Severn Hospice’s Dragon boat festival took place at the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury and attracted record crowds.  Spectators lined the banks of the river or watched… Read more »

COME AND HEAR THE DRAGONS ROAR

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We are counting down to our first mass participation event to take place since 2019.  And it is full steam ahead for this year’s weekend-long festival, which takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 at Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury.  More than 30 teams will take to the water in heats in 40ft long… Read more »

Charity makes urgent call for volunteers

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We have made an urgent call for volunteers to transport its patients to and from appointments.  We rely on volunteers to take patients without transport to and from their much-needed clinic and consultation appointments.  But since the pandemic, the number of volunteer drivers has dropped and now things are reaching a critical stage.  Last year,… Read more »

Music jam to hit the high note

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A retired Army major is hoping to raise vital funds for charity with a 24-hour musical extravaganza.  Guy Booth is organising the event to raise funds for Severn Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  His wife Kelly, 47, was diagnosed with MND in February and has been receiving care from the hospice ever since. … Read more »

Come and see our award-winning gardens

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Come and see our award winning gardens For the tenth year, we are opening our hospice gardens in Telford and Shrewsbury for people to explore, for the first time since the pandemic. Our 17-acre site in Bicton, Shrewsbury and our four-acre site in Apley, Telford are maintained by 40 volunteers and two gardeners all year… Read more »

Our amazing 2022 Marathon runners

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Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, runners across the country were unable to take part in organised events such as the London Marathon. Included in these were some of our own loyal – and very fit supporters. Despite hours of training and dedication, they had to put their running plans on hold and wait until lockdown… Read more »

Sarah backs raffle in memory of brother

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A Shropshire woman is urging supporters to join in and make our summer raffle a runaway success.  Sarah Lincoln, from Newport has helped to launch our summer raffle in memory of her brother Bryan.  He received our care after being diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus.  Dedication “I hope that Bryan’s story and the dedication… Read more »

Hospice chaplain prepares for national event 

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Our chaplain will al-paca his bags next weekend and head off to a national event taking place in Telford.  Harry Edwards has been chaplain with the hospice for 28 years.  He also runs Mulberry Alpacas based at Higher Penley near Wrexham and over the past few months has been busily preparing for the annual British… Read more »

Nurses plan to Wrekin-havoc with charity challenge

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A team of our nurses aim to complete a 24-hour challenge in a bid to raise vital funds.  The Hospice at Home nurses will be stepping out in April to walk from the bottom to the top of the Wrekin as many times as possible in 24 hours.  Round-the-clock The significance of this is that… Read more »

Extending our care

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Patients staying at our Shrewsbury hospice in future will be guaranteed rooms with garden views and en-suite facilities as well as access to the specialist care they need, as part of a £1.2 million investment plan. Yet the upgrade will only go ahead if planners approve – and funds permit. Our ageing building at Bicton… Read more »