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Sister trio to walk Quarry event in memory of loved ones

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The heartbreak of losing loved ones at Severn Hospice has brought the family of sisters Steph, Sue and Lesley even closer together. They first experienced our care back in 2013, after Steph Hardman’s husband of 37 years, Jim, was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer. The grandfather received ‘amazing’ care at our Telford hospice and spent… Read more »

Time running out to take on giant inflatable obstacle course

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Our team of nurses are searching for superheroes to join in with Shropshire’s biggest inflatable course next week. Kapow! takes place on Saturday, 27 April and time is running out for people to sign up and take part. Participants are invited to become superheroes for the day and take on the ten giant inflatables – either… Read more »

Reduced capacity at our Telford hospice

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A message about changes to capacity at our Telford hospice following a reduction in funding from Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group. Severn Hospice has been trying over many months to engage with Telford and Wrekin CCG to discuss a proposed £250,000 cut in the support it gives us. Sadly, despite our efforts to make… Read more »

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 »