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Businesses praised for their support

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Although we had to cancel our major fundraising events for 2021, local businesses have been praised for their ‘incredible support’ despite facing their own financial challenges.  We made the tough decision last week to cancel our three most popular events, Pontesbury Potter, Colour Run and Dragon Boats, all of which attract hundreds of participants and bring in thousands of pounds in fundraising.  But the events’ corporate sponsors and… Read more »

Events cancelled for a second year

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We are dealing with another financial blow after deciding to cancel our programme of flagship events for a second year.   We took the difficult decision as we will not risk the health of supporters – or commit to the financial risk of organising its mass participation events – while so much uncertainty remains around mitigating… Read more »

Will you take on the challenge?

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We have thrown down the gauntlet and are asking people to challenge themselves and raise much needed funds.  Over the years, our supporters have raised thousands of pounds by walking up Snowdon, doing tandem skydives and running hundreds of miles.  Others have walked, run or cycled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats or completed feats of… Read more »

Charity looks forward to new move

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Charity looks forward to new move We have been handed the keys to our new £5 million centre which provides better facilities for our day services.  The new extension at our hospice in Bicton, Shrewsbury will house our  community services and teams.  And, in a first, there will be opening a café – serving everyone, not just our patients and visitors.  February Once the final touches have been made… Read more »

Matron steps down after 31 years’ service

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Matron steps down after 31 years’ service She has been a calming presence for more than 30 years, but now one of our most senior nurses is preparing for her final shift. After caring for thousands of people over her 31 year-long career, Helen Duce will be stepping down from her role as Matron of… Read more »

Staff keep Christmas magical for families

Staff keep Christmas magical for families

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Staff are going the extra mile to keep Christmas magical for families living with incurable illness. In the days leading up to 25 December, our hospice normally becomes a hub of festive activities as patients and relatives come together and celebrate. Choirs and school pupils usually visit wards and sing carols, families can request special… Read more »

Pounds roll in for determined Shropshire runner

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Pounds roll in for determined Shropshire runner When a senior manager for the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business, decided to run the London Marathon, she aimed to fundraise for her local hospice in memory of a dear friend. Sian Powell from Cleobury Mortimer started a rigorous training programme, organized quizzes and raffles and… Read more »

Oar-some foursome take on Atlantic for charity

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Oar-some foursome take on Atlantic for charity One boat, four men, 3,000 miles. That is the challenge a crew of four from Shropshire have set themselves – to row across the Atlantic and raise thousands of pounds for charity. The Wrekin Rowers have already begun their training for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which gets… Read more »

Charity has super plans for store’s reopening

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Charity has super plans for store’s reopening We are all ready to leap out of lockdown and step into Christmas with extra Sunday opening hours for its high street shops. The pandemic in March forced us to close all 28 of our fundraising shops until the summer. And when the second English lockdown struck, we… Read more »

Will you give the gift of care this Christmas?

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We have launched a brand new Christmas product and are urging Christmas shoppers to turn virtual gifts bought from our website into real help for families living with incurable illness.  We been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and face a £500,000 fundraising deficit. All our high street shops were closed for a second time when England… Read more »