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Browse 2,000 books at refurbished shop

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Bookworms can browse a selection of more than 2,000 books after our Ironbridge charity shop reopened its doors following an extensive refurbishment. Our shop in The Square closed six weeks ago to undergo work to improve the experience for our supporters. The shop’s longest serving volunteer, Audrey Biddulph, who has been helping out since our… Read more »

Shop volunteers celebrate 435 years of service

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Three of our dedicated volunteers who have been helping in one of our charity shops for 90 years between them have been honoured for their hard work. Audrey Evans, Sylvia Pritchard and Connie Bicknell volunteer at our Wyle Cop shop in Shrewsbury and started working for us back in 1989. Now, three decades on, their… Read more »

Mike to walk in memory of Suzanne and Eric

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Mike Lauriello has experienced first-hand the ‘exceptional’ care families receive at Severn Hospice after the two people closest to him were looked after by us. His wife of 34 years, Suzanne, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and underwent extensive surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She was told her cancer was incurable and died in… Read more »

Reflect and remember: Newtown memorial service

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Our memorial event for people to celebrate the lives of loved ones is set to return for the fifth year at Newtown’s All Saints Church. The annual service on Thursday 28 March is open to all and gives families the opportunity to take time out to remember loved ones. All Saints Church Rev Canon, Nia Morris,… Read more »

Riley’s Runners to conquer Kapow! in David’s memory

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A team of fundraising superheroes are preparing to conquer Shropshire’s biggest inflatable obstacle course Kapow! in memory of a close friend and family member. David Riley died last year, aged 43, after receiving ‘phenomenal’ end-of-life care with us following diagnosis of an aggressive brain tumour. Now his wife Emily Riley will lead her team Riley’s… Read more »

Elaine to take on Forget Me Not Walk in memory of parents

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Great-grandparents Jean and Doug Edge were happily married for more than 60 years and their family will never forget the special memories they have of them. The couple, from Shrewsbury, received end-of-life care with us within the space of just a year after both being diagnosed with cancer. For their daughter, Elaine Shaw, saying goodbye… Read more »

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 »