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Acclaimed author is coming to Shrewsbury

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Acclaimed author and palliative care pioneer, Dr. Kathryn Mannix, is coming to Shrewsbury to give a talk about her book ‘With the End in Mind’ on 17 May at the Shrewsbury Education Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as part of Dying Matters Week. The book, which is a Sunday Times Bestseller, looks at the biggest taboo… Read more »

Stars to come out for three-day outdoor film festival

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Film fans and families are being promised a premiere with a difference when we host our first Sunset Cinema festival, in aid of our £5 million appeal. We are providing three nights of movie magic at Hawkstone Park Follies, near Shrewsbury. The showings of silver screen classics Some Like It Hot, The Lion King, and… Read more »

A legacy of love for Severn Hospice

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Gifts in wills are tremendously important to us, effectively paying for the treatment of one in five of our patients. We want to make our supporters more aware of how thinking of us in their wills can make a real difference to the families we care for. We are doing that in a number of… Read more »

Our plans race ahead

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Racegoers have helped our plans for the future get off to a flying start – by raising more than £50,000 at a special race day. More than 300 reception guests were among the hundreds more on the rails who attended Ludlow Racecourse’s charity race day in aid of our hospice last month. Now the final… Read more »

A colourful donation

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In recognition of the care his wife received Dave Garrington from Bayston Hill has presented staff at Severn Hospice with a beautiful oil painting. Dr Garrington commissioned wildlife artist Ben Waddam to create the piece depicting a local scene featuring Shropshire wildlife. The painting was presented to members of staff from the charity’s Perry Ward… Read more »

£5 million plan for future of hospice care

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Our £5 million expansion and enhancement plan of our facilities and services will take our care ‘beyond wards’ and into the future. We now care for four out of five patients in their homes rather than on our wards, with more people being looked after for longer, and with a greater range of conditions and… Read more »

Potter pioneer passes the baton

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The mastermind behind the our hugely successful Pontesbury Potter is stepping down as chief route designer after more than two decades. The 13-mile hill and valley trail first started in 1996 and has been a must for fell runners and ramblers ever since. As well as racking up the miles planning out routes, Alan Morris… Read more »

Ruyton XI Towns tractor pull

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Despite terrible weather a popular tractor pull has raised an impressive £12,000 for charity. Gary Penton, director at Penton’s Haulage and Cold Storage, has organised the Ruyton XI Towns tractor pull for the last six years raising thousands of pounds for various local causes along the way including our hospice. The money raised from the… Read more »

More home comfort for hospice patients

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More people living with an incurable illness are set to benefit from our new community nursing service, launched as part of a major review of care provision. We now care for four out of five patients in their homes, as opposed to on our wards, and have developed our Living Well strategy in response. For… Read more »

Cinderellas sought for magical midnight fundraiser

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A parade of princesses is being conjured up for a midnight walk so a Shropshire charity can have a fairy tale ending for one of its biggest events. Severn Hospice, which cares for families in Shropshire and Mid Wales living with an incurable illness, is calling on women to step out with regal style to… Read more »