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Crafting memories

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Our creative therapist, Amanda, runs a Christmas stall full of crafty goods which raises thousands of pounds for us every year. Last week we had a special visitor, Alison, who donated dozens of items handmade by her mum, Glenys. Glenys was cared for us for a few years and made lots of friends along the way…. Read more »

Christmas Carol

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Everyone likes a carol at Christmas, meet our very special one… “I have been volunteering at the Christmas card shop at St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury since 2007. I love doing it and I want to carry on for as long as possible. I worked in fundraising and retail for the hospice before I retired and… Read more »

Hospice head shave to support Caroline’s fight

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Our very own Frances Gardiner and Sally Baguley have braved the shave to support a close friend and colleague fighting cancer. The pair took on the charity challenge to support our complementary therapist Caroline Readman, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. They waved goodbye to their locks for the winter on 28 November, while helping raise… Read more »

Emma plays the Last Post

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We don’t want to blow our own trumpet… but our very own Emma Brandon took on a special duty on Armistice Day when she performed The Last Post at her local memorial service. The avid trumpeter, a team leader in day services, played the symbolic signal before the two minute silence was observed at the… Read more »

Man of mystery Morris all set to map out fundraiser

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He is officially a man of mystery – but one who has miles of fundraising surprises all mapped out. Ed Morris is the new route master for our 13-mile charity fell walk the Pontesbury Potter. This year will be his first time as the mapping mastermind behind our popular event, having taken over from previous… Read more »

Hospice heroes recognised for hard work

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Our hospice heroes have been praised by the board of trustees for their desire and dedication at an annual awards ceremony. The Chairman’s Awards took place alongside our AGM and celebrate everything that’s best about the care that we provide. This year, our chairman Tony Cordery was at hand to recognise the hard work and… Read more »

New chapter as Oswestry shop reopens doors

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New volunteers and an assistant shop manager are being sought after our Oswestry shop started a new chapter following an extensive refurbishment. The popular store closed its doors at the beginning of September to undergo a host of work to improve the shopping experience and allow for even more donations to be made. Now the… Read more »

Severn Hospice World Record Breakers

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They did it! More than 1,000 flap-tastic fundraisers danced their way into the Guinness Book of Records today, while raising thousands of pounds for us. Sarah Bright, owner of Revel-in-Dance, organised the record breaker beating 975 people dancing the Charleston for over five minutes, with a total of £4,375 raised for us so far. On… Read more »

Events 2019: Colour Run, Dragon Boat Festival, KAPOW!

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  Over 6,000 people took part in our events last year, helping us help even more families in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. Be a part of it – we have launched our 2019 event calendar with early bird offers! Online registrations are now open and you can sign up here, so you don’t… Read more »

The Apprentice

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The Apprentice is on our TV screens at the moment but our very first new apprentice, Elissa Evans, started at our Apley office a few weeks ago. Elissa is studying a two-year Level Two diploma in Business Administration supervised by Telford College, while working as an administration apprentice within our Voluntary Services team. The scheme is… Read more »