News

Super-fundraiser pledges £10,000 for Severn Hospice

Posted on

A big-hearted fundraiser from Telford has set himself a £20,000 challenge to support two hospices. Raj Mehta, father of two and Deputy Mayor of Telford and Wrekin, has pledged to raise £10,000 each for our hospice and John Taylor Hospice based in Birmingham. He says he has been inspired to help by the work at… Read more »

A reflection of colour for Severn Hospice

Posted on

Our fundraising flowers are taking centre stage in a unique garden design aiming to impress visitors at Shrewsbury’s famous flower show. More than 100 of our specially commissioned, limited-edition handcrafted copper and brass forget me not flowers will feature in the ‘Reflection’ show garden designed by Oswestry-based Stuart Francis. Stuart was inspired to include the… Read more »

Book Box donation for Severn Hospice

Posted on

We recently welcomed Darren Cooper, founder of BookBoxes, to our Telford hospice. He bought with him a very welcome donation of two BookBoxes, one for each of our hospices. The BookBox project aims to provide good quality books, at no charge, to children via schools or other public service organisations. Many children come to our… Read more »

A mayoral procession with a difference

Posted on

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Telford and Wrekin Council are set to form a chain gang with a difference as they prepare to step out in support of Severn Hospice. Cllr Stephen Reynolds and Cllr Rajash Mehta will be swapping their mayoral robes for walking boots when they join hundreds of supporters walking the… Read more »

Classic Vehicle Rally gearing up to be another great success

Posted on

Classic and vintage vehicle owners from across the region have been busy buffing and polishing their pride and joys as they prepare to rev up in support of Severn Hospice. Our popular Classic Vehicle Rally is set to return to Attingham Park on August 13. The annual event sees hundreds of classic and vintage vehicles… Read more »

A donation of note for Severn Hospice

Posted on

We have received a donation of note this week as organisers of a popular brass band festival presented their latest fundraising efforts. Members of the committee for the Ironbridge George Brass Band Festival visited our hospice in Telford to present the proceeds from this year’s Charity Gala Concert which featured performances from the band of… Read more »

Patients treated to major improvements

Posted on

Patients and their families will this week benefit for the first time from an £660,000 upgrade at a Shropshire hospice. Severn Hospice, which cares for people and their families living with an incurable illness across Shropshire and Mid Wales, has spent almost three months undertaking a complete refurbishment of the Perry Ward, the original ward… Read more »

Summer Raffle success

Posted on

A huge thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for our bumper Summer Raffle this year. We sold 56,843 tickets for the draw which, together with kind donations, has raised a staggering £72,862 for our hospice. The lucky winner of the £5,000 top prize was a very surprised supporter from Telford who has been… Read more »

Summer Fayre and Open Garden this weekend

Posted on

Our Shrewsbury Hospice is set to roll out the green carpet this weekend for our Summer Fayre and Open Garden. Members of staff, volunteers and patients have been busy getting everything ready for the event taking place on Saturday 15th July. As well as beautiful blooms in our award-winning gardens visitors will be able to admire,… Read more »

Our Mardol shop gets off to a flying start

Posted on

Supporters raided wardrobes, cupboards and shelves to ensure our newly refurbished Mardol shop was fully stocked in time for its grand reopening this week. And with Market Hall traders supplying shoppers with tasty treats while they browsed and Town Crier Martin Wood lending very vocal support, it was a real celebration of all things ‘community’. Shop… Read more »