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Forget Me Not Appeal off to a flying start

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We have had a fantastic response to our Forget Me Not Appeal and would like to thank everyone for their support. Due to high demand we have commissioned more flowers to be made; these will be ready for collection or delivery in July. You can order your forget me not, priced £25 each, via our… Read more »

Local consultant chairs international conference

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  Our Lead Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Dr Derek Willis has returned to Shropshire after chairing the 11th Palliative Care Congress in Glasgow. Hundreds of delegates from around the world attended the three day conference, which is a joint collaboration between the Association of Palliative Medicine and the Palliative Care Research Society, to discuss some… Read more »

Open gardens a blooming success raising over £1,000 for the hospice

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Gardening enthusiasts from across the region enjoyed a rare opportunity to explore the unique gardens at our hospice in Shrewsbury this weekend raising in excess of £1,000. On Sunday 10th April we opened our multi award-winning gardens to members of the public. As well as exploring the 13 acre site, supporters were able to buy plants… Read more »

Earlier start time for this year’s Midnight Walks

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We have been out and about this week spreading the word about our upcoming Midnight Walks. Our fundraising team has been encouraging local women to sign up for the popular walks taking place in May, which this year have the earlier start time of 10pm. This year’s ladies-only 8km sponsored walks will return to Shrewsbury Sports Village… Read more »

Hospice launches Forget Me Not Appeal

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We have launched a new way for supporters to pay a lasting tribute to their loved ones with our Forget Me Not Appeal. As part of the appeal people can buy a custom made, beautifully handcrafted forget me not flower, in memory of friends and family. The striking flowers, each measuring 17cm in diameter and 43cm in… Read more »

Broseley Support Group celebrates two mielstones

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Our wonderful Broseley Support Group recently reached not one, but two significant milestones. Not only do they celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, the group has also exceeded the £100,000 target they set themselves when they first starting raising funds for our hospice in 2006. During their annual coffee morning at Victoria Hall in Broseley… Read more »

Award success for Shrewsbury gardeners

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Our gardens at our Shrewsbury hospice have scooped another award. The Town of Flowers Community Award recognises the difference volunteer groups make in the local community. The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Cllr Miles Kenny, visited our hospice in Bicton Heath earlier this week to present the award.  He congratulated the team and acknowledged the great deal… Read more »

Team Emma is hoping to inspire others

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Friends and family of Emma Preece, a mother of two from Telford who lost her battle with cancer last year at the age of 32, are hoping to inspire others as they step out in support of our hospice. Team Emma will be amongst the hundreds of women from across the region taking part in… Read more »

Hospice to hospice walk returns for another year

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Severn Hospice is urging supporters to spring into action and sign up for our annual Severn Stride. The popular 17 mile hospice to hospice walk is set to return on Saturday 23rd April. Starting at our site in Apley Castle in Telford, the route will follow pavements and established footpaths through the beautiful Shropshire countryside… Read more »

Newly refurbished Craven Arms shop opens for business

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Scores of shoppers turned out for the grand opening of our newly refurbished shop on Market Street in Craven Arms. The shop, which first opened in October 1992, was one of the first Shropshire and Mid Wales Hospice shops to open and has contributed tens of thousands of pounds towards the vital services our caring… Read more »