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Loved ones can keep in touch thanks to telecoms company

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Family and friends who can’t visit patients staying with us can keep in virtual touch thanks to the generosity of a telecoms company.  We have been forced to restrict our usual open visiting policy because of COVID-19 with no more than two members of immediate family allowed into patients’ rooms at any one time.  But… Read more »

Raffle’s launch is the start of summer

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We have launched our annual summer raffle and it’s an easy way of supporting us from your sofa.  We hold two raffles each year – one in the summer and another at Christmas and together they raise thousands of pounds for us.  This year’s summer raffle, which has a top prize of £5,000, has the message of We can’t stop caring and we need the help… Read more »

Fabulous farmhouse is family’s prize

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A couple from North Shropshire have decided to enter their beautiful home in to a prize draw to support us.  On the verge of retirement, fundraisers Nigel and Jane Chaloner are offering their six-bedroom farmhouse, set on three acres of land in a prize draw bid to raise up to £100,000 to support our vital work.  Norma Ross,… Read more »

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We can’t stop caring – support us from your sofa

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More than £100,000 a week is being lost from our income as our shops shut, events are cancelled and supporters are confined to their homes in the national fight against COVID-19. Now we are appealing to the community to ‘support us from your sofa’ with online donations so we can continue to help people living… Read more »

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Shop volunteers celebrate 195 years’ service

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Two friends who have jointly clocked up 50 years at our community shop have been honoured for their commitment. Jean Murray has been volunteering at our Oswestry branch for three decades and Winifred Lloyd has given up her time to help for 20 years. The dedicated duo have served customers, stocked shelves and sorted donations… Read more »

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Rotary donates £21,000 after successful appeal

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Rotarians in Telford are celebrating national success after presenting a cheque to us – their headline charity. The town’s four clubs came together for their Christmas Tree of Light campaign, and raised £42,000 for local good causes – with £21,000 donated to us to care for local families. Since they started the annual appeal in… Read more »

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We’re raising the roof at hospice

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Our commitment to community care has been formally crowned with the topping out of our new purpose-built day hospice in Shrewsbury. We are investing £5 million in a new centre at Bicton Heath which will enable us to provide enhanced services for people who need our help but don’t need to stay in wards. Principal… Read more »

Meet our marvelous Virgin Money London Marathon runners

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Our 2020 team of dedicated runners have spent months training for the marathon. This year, we have 10 Golden Bond runners taking part as well as a number of independent entrants joining thousands of runners from all over the world to take to the streets of London. Their hard work and determination raises thousands of… Read more »

Coffee morning set to recruit volunteers

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‘Drop in for a cuppa and discover the benefits of working for us’ – that is our message to Mid Wales residents with time on their hands. We are recruiting for volunteers at our new shop in Bear Lanes Shopping Centre in Broad Street, Newtown. And to help fill positions in time for the opening… Read more »

eBay shop opens to the world

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Bargain hunters can shop and support families without leaving their home after we opened our eBay store to the world. Our online shop will stock donated homewares, clothing, books, media and toys – with proceeds going to support people living with incurable illness in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. With a worldwide customer… Read more »