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Coffee mornings with a difference

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Our Living Well Together community coffee mornings are on the road, are they coming to a town near you? Meet our team at monthly events across Shropshire and Mid Wales including Ludlow, Market Drayton, Newtown, Whitchurch, Oswestry and Bridgnorth. The coffee mornings and afternoons are a way for anyone with an incurable illness to learn… Read more »

Daredevil nurses to brave 10,000ft skydive

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A pair of daredevil Severn Hospice nurses are taking the plunge as fundraisers by jumping out of an aeroplane at 10,000ft to raise vital funds for us. Ward colleagues Jo Hornsey and Rachel Preece will brave the breath-taking charity challenge at Tilstock Airfield, near Whitchurch, on 23 March. The daring duo, who work on our Shrewsbury… Read more »

Heartfelt tributes paid to West End actor Richard

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Hundreds of pounds have been donated to Severn Hospice in tribute to a West End actor who died in our care. Richard Swerrun received end-of-life care at our hospice in Bicton, Shrewsbury. He was known for playing Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s popular production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat across the UK. Richard will… Read more »

Get your dream wedding dress at vintage fair

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Brides-to-be are being invited to get their hands on their dream dress while supporting local causes at a unique wedding fair. Couples set to tie the knot will be able to browse a selection of vintage and pre-loved dresses, occasion wear, men’s suits and accessories at Y Plas in Machynlleth. The New To You Wedding… Read more »

Chloe to remember dad Adrian at Forget Me Not Walk

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“I will never forget having a laugh with dad; he always acted silly around me,” said 10 year-old Chloe Powell, whose dad Adrian died in our care. “We would go on long walks together, until he couldn’t walk very far – then we would lie in bed and watch films together and listen to music…. Read more »

Remember loved ones lost at first ever Forget Me Not Walk

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A marathon runner who has raised £30,000 for us in memory of her father is urging people to join her at our newest event – our Forget Me Not Walk. We have chosen Shrewsbury’s The Quarry for what will be a poignant walk down memory lane on Sunday 19 May. The emotional event will give… Read more »

Surprise celebration for volunteer Joan’s 90th birthday

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Tea and cake were on the cards when colleagues threw a surprise celebration ahead of one of our long serving volunteer’s 90th birthday. When kind-hearted Joan Sadler was at work during her usual Tuesday morning shift, little did she know her hospice colleagues were preparing a secret party for her. Staff and volunteers gathered at… Read more »

Appeal for support as new shop gets set to open

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Residents are being urged to support our new charity shop when it opens its doors to the community later this year. We are expanding with a new store in the Monkmoor area of Shrewsbury, which will be our fifth to open in the town. A recruitment drive is currently under way with two jobs up for… Read more »

Police run riot in support of friend

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A determined team of police officers are preparing to run riot in support of their former colleague with cancer. So far 12 bobbies from West Mercia Police have signed up to take on the arduous task of attempting the Market Drayton 10k while fully kitted out in police riot gear – all to raise cash… Read more »

Tributes paid to hospice’s ‘true friend’ Bill

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Tributes have been paid to our Vice-president and founding member Bill Watson who has died, aged 97. Bill, from Shrewsbury, was also a soldier and one of the last surviving Commandos to take part in Operation Chariot, the WWII raid on French port Saint-Nazaire. He helped the hospice in many different ways, working in both clinical… Read more »