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 »

Green-fingered gardeners raise thousands

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Kind-hearted and green-fingered customers at a Telford garden centre have raised £2,000. Lakeside Garden Centre in Priorslee stocked up on ‘Rainbow’ narcissi bulbs and made the decision to sell them in aid of us. And they never guessed their venture would be such a blooming success. The packets of bulbs flew off the shelves as… Read more »

Fundraising pensioner beats lockdown by going online

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Fundraising pensioner beats lockdown by going online A well-known Shrewsbury pensioner, who has raised thousands of pounds for us, has swapped her collection bucket for a mousemat and turned to the internet to fundraise. For more than 20 years, the Beharrell family have raised thousands of pounds for us in donations from shoppers visiting Shrewsbury’s… Read more »

Severn Hospice chief executive Heather Tudor

Latest lockdown brings fresh concerns

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Latest lockdown measures have left us reeling as we have been forced to close all our shops for a second time and we face more restrictions on our fundraising. We have to raise more than £8 million a year from the public to provide our services. Devastated Our finances were devastated by the spring lockdown,… Read more »

Keepsake robins cause a flutter

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An extra special guest arrived at our hospice this week. Pip Haywood, his mum Becki and brother Oskar dropped by after being specially chosen to receive one of our brand-new robins. Following the success of our sell-out ironwork forget-me-nots back in 2016, we have launched our seasonal hand-painted keepsakes. Presented Pip, 10 was presented with… Read more »

Severn Hospice volunteer

Volunteers recognised for 915 years’ combined service

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Our charity stalwarts are celebrating a combined 915 years of volunteering. We presented 74 of our volunteers with certificates and badges for their long service and dedication – among them are five who have given up their time for 30 years. Another six have reached the 25-year mark, eight have helped for two decades, six… Read more »

Severn Hospice fundraisers

Friends nearly quintuple fundraising target

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Five men from Shrewsbury have almost quintupled their original fundraising target for us after we cared for their friends. And on Tuesday they presented us with a cheque for £9,348.55 – almost five times their £2,000 goal – during Hospice Care Week which celebrates the hard work of the sector. Adam Harris, Ryan Tisdale, Michael… Read more »