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Another easy way to support us

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Our amazing supporters enable us to keep providing vital care and emotional support to those who need us at the most difficult of times – and we couldn’t do it without you. Here’s another simple way for you to support us, and it’s something you can share with your friends.  Sometimes you want to know exactly where your donation… Read more »

Competition success for retail teams

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We are celebrating after scooping a top industry award.  We beat off stiff opposition and were named Outstanding Charity Retailer of the Year at the Charity Retail Association awards ceremony.  Praised The judging panel praised our retail arm for its handling of the COVID pandemic and how we had tackled the crisis.  Throughout the pandemic, CEO updates were made available so staff could remain in touch , along with skills training, welfare… Read more »

Charity opens 29th shop

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We are celebrating after opening our latest community retail store.  Our network of 28 community shops in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales bring in more than £1million for the charity each year. These were forced to close during lockdown.  But last month, we opened our newest shop – our 29th – in Arleston, Telford.  Generous And the shop, a former car parts store which had stood empty for… Read more »

Join us for Lights of Love

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Our Lights of Love service is going virtual again this year – and we would love you to join us from wherever you are in the world.  Normally we hold two Lights of Love services in St Chad’s church in Shrewsbury. However last year, because of the pandemic, we had to go online with our… Read more »

Pop into our new pop-up shopping events across Shropshire

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With our stock rooms bursting at the seams with clothes donations post lockdown, we’re holding bargain pop-up sales across Shropshire for supporters. Shoppers will be able to buy bags of bargains by weight at our kilo sale at St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury on Saturday September 25. The day pop-up retail events will hopefully make-up… Read more »

Fundraisers asked to step up for charity

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Fundraisers are being asked to step up and go the extra mile for us by putting themselves in the virtual shoes of our nurses.  The free event, which will take place throughout September, challenges people to take 300,000 steps in the month – about the same number one of our nurses would walk while delivering specialist care on a ward.  Jess… Read more »

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Your opinion matters

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Our website needs you! Do you have five minutes to share your opinion of our website? We are planning to update it and want to know what you like, don’t like, want to see more of – or less of. Whatever your opinion, please let us know. Feedback matters and by taking part in our… Read more »

New group could be just the tonic

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The benefits of nature on mental health and well-being have long been known and now we are offering our patients the chance to get more out of their enjoyment of the outdoors.  Occupational therapist Heather Fras has launched a Gardening & Tonic pilot at both of our hospices.  She hopes the horticulture course will instil confidence, well-being, resilience and… Read more »

Hospice to expand its retail network

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We are marking the lifting of lockdown by opening a new community shop – our 29th in the region.  The new community shop is set to open in Arleston But the search is already on for staff, we have already advertised for a new full-time manager and are also looking for volunteers to man the tills, work on the… Read more »

Schoolboy’s cycle challenge for charity

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When nine-year-old Drew Edwards was asked by his school to complete the ‘5K in May’ challenge, he decided to go one step further and raise money for us.  Along with the help of his mum and dad, grandad and little sister, the year four pupil who attends Bryn Offa School in Pant, near Oswestry rode 100 miles in… Read more »