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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 »

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 »

Midnight memories of mum

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Two weeks before Katie Haywood got married, her mum Christine was diagnosed with bowel cancer. But, sadly, after several rounds of chemotherapy, Christine passed away in June this year. Three months later, to honour her memory, Katie took part in the Severn Hospice Midnight Walk raising over £1,000. “The walk was brilliant, it was late… Read more »

Telford & Wrekin Mayor surprises Betty with community award at her bedside

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Betty Jenkinson was surprised at her hospice bedside when the Mayor of Telford & Wrekin dropped by to present her with an award for her tireless work helping people living with breast cancer. Surrounded by her family, Betty, a volunteer fundraiser who’s spent more than 25 years supporting others with her monthly support group, was left ‘gobsmacked’ when Councillor… Read more »

Lights of Love to shine out for 20th year

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For two decades our Lights of Love service has provided comfort to those who have lost someone close to them, while raising vital funds to support families facing difficult times this Christmas. Each year we create a unique Christmas tree of memories, adorned with lights and dedications to loved ones, as a centrepiece for the… Read more »

New roll for airborne Andy

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Severn Hospice furniture store manager, Andy Perkins, was interested in a different sort of hangar when he fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition to take to the skies in a Spitfire. Swapping his daytime role for barrel rolls over the white cliffs of Dover was an experience he’ll never forget and something he’d wanted to do since… Read more »