News

Keepsake robins cause a flutter

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An extra special guest arrived at our hospice this week. Pip Haywood, his mum Becki and brother Oskar dropped by after being specially chosen to receive one of our brand-new robins. Following the success of our sell-out ironwork forget-me-nots back in 2016, we have launched our seasonal hand-painted keepsakes. Presented Pip, 10 was presented with… Read more »

Severn Hospice volunteer

Volunteers recognised for 915 years’ combined service

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Our charity stalwarts are celebrating a combined 915 years of volunteering. We presented 74 of our volunteers with certificates and badges for their long service and dedication – among them are five who have given up their time for 30 years. Another six have reached the 25-year mark, eight have helped for two decades, six… Read more »

Severn Hospice fundraisers

Friends nearly quintuple fundraising target

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Five men from Shrewsbury have almost quintupled their original fundraising target for us after we cared for their friends. And on Tuesday they presented us with a cheque for £9,348.55 – almost five times their £2,000 goal – during Hospice Care Week which celebrates the hard work of the sector. Adam Harris, Ryan Tisdale, Michael… Read more »

Severn Hospice Christmas raffle

Join our Christmas raffle

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We’ve launched our Christmas raffle and we’re hoping our nurse’s personal appeal for support will ensure it’s a success. We use our special raffle and weekly lottery to raise almost £1 million a year towards care – a fundraising source made even more important by the impact of lockdown and pandemic restrictions as people can… Read more »

Severn Hospice nurses retire

Nurses retire after combined 51 years’ service

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Two experienced nurses from Shrewsbury have washed their scrubs for the last time after dedicating a combined 51 years caring for patients with incurable illness. Caring duo Christine Johnson, 61, and Jan Smith, 56, have both retired from their posts. Christine has been with us from the start, joining in 1989 when our first ward… Read more »

Alan’s lasting legacy of care

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In the five years since his wife passed away at our hospice, Alan Cartwright has returned time and time again. And he wants to share their story of care to support this week’s Hospice Care Week. “It’s never been more important to support the hospice. I will do what I can for as long as… Read more »

Jeanette Whitford, Severn Hospice chair

New Chair ready for next chapter

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A new Chair has joined our board of trustees – and she has paid tribute to her predecessor. Jeanette Whitford, who returned to her beloved Shropshire last year, will take over from Tony Cordery, who has stood down after six years in the role. Jeanette said: “I am completely honoured – it is an extraordinary… Read more »

Severn Hospice Lights of Love goes online

Lights of Love goes online

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For the first time ever, families from across the globe can all be part of our special Christmas service to remember loved ones missed. Our Lights of Love service will be taking place virtually this year instead of at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury – and it means anyone with internet access can watch when it is… Read more »

Ovenu donation

Businessman donates 10% of earnings

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The owner of a Shropshire valeting business is looking forward to his next challenge after presenting us with a cheque for £1,145. Andrew Bowcott handed the donation on Friday and hinted of future fundraisers in the pipeline. The owner of Ovenu Telford South pledged to support us after hearing how we lost the ability to… Read more »

Trainer joins board of trustees

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One of our long-standing trainers has stepped up to the challenge of joining our board of trustees. With a background in HR, Ann Johnson is our newest member and brings a wealth of experience. She was appointed trustee late last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that her first 10 months have been challenging… Read more »