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Police run riot in support of friend

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A determined team of police officers are preparing to run riot in support of their former colleague with cancer. So far 12 bobbies from West Mercia Police have signed up to take on the arduous task of attempting the Market Drayton 10k while fully kitted out in police riot gear – all to raise cash… Read more »

Tributes paid to hospice’s ‘true friend’ Bill

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Tributes have been paid to our Vice-president and founding member Bill Watson who has died, aged 97. Bill, from Shrewsbury, was also a soldier and one of the last surviving Commandos to take part in Operation Chariot, the WWII raid on French port Saint-Nazaire. He helped the hospice in many different ways, working in both clinical… Read more »

Fond farewell and thanks to long-serving volunteering duo

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Two volunteers are leaving to start their second retirements after clocking up an impressive total of 17 years’ service helping on our Alexandra Ward. Betty Jones, 88, has volunteered for seven years at the side of her friend, 70-year-old Vera Corbett MBE, who was given a 10 year long service award last month. Vera, who… Read more »

Colleagues go extra mile to recognise dedicated volunteers

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When our volunteer Shirley Dinsmore was set to be recognised for her long service she had to miss out on the special ceremony in Shrewsbury due to illness. But to ensure our dedicated volunteer of two decades still received her award, colleagues took the party to her to say thank you at our site in… Read more »

Crafting memories

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Our creative therapist, Amanda, runs a Christmas stall full of crafty goods which raises thousands of pounds for us every year. Last week we had a special visitor, Alison, who donated dozens of items handmade by her mum, Glenys. Glenys was cared for us for a few years and made lots of friends along the way…. Read more »

Christmas Carol

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Everyone likes a carol at Christmas, meet our very special one… “I have been volunteering at the Christmas card shop at St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury since 2007. I love doing it and I want to carry on for as long as possible. I worked in fundraising and retail for the hospice before I retired and… Read more »

Hospice head shave to support Caroline’s fight

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Our very own Frances Gardiner and Sally Baguley have braved the shave to support a close friend and colleague fighting cancer. The pair took on the charity challenge to support our complementary therapist Caroline Readman, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. They waved goodbye to their locks for the winter on 28 November, while helping raise… Read more »

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 »