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Nearly New Day

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We have joined forces with another Shropshire organisation to support the first national initiative to offer an ethical shopping alternative to Black Friday. Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive along with our hospice will be promoting Buy Nothing New Day on Friday 24 November. Buy Nothing Day was first started by Canadian artist Ted Dave… Read more »

Handmade and hand packed with love in Shropshire

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Our beautiful range of forget me not products have been handcrafted with love in Shropshire and thanks to our friends at CJ Wildlife are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. Members of staff at Europe’s leading bird food manufacturer are once again helping with the distribution of our range of gifts and fabulous Christmas… Read more »

Happy 1st Birthday Hosbis Hafren

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Penblwydd hapus 1af Hosbis Hafren! Or for those of you who don’t speak Welsh: Happy 1st Birthday Hosbis Hafren! We first opened a day hospice in Newtown back in 1998 located in the county infirmary but we decided to move to more appropriate premises following a review of our service provision in North Powys. To… Read more »

Hospice extension plans meet approval

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Our plans to ensure we are ready for the future of hospice care have been bolstered this week as planning permission is granted. We have submitted plans to add new facilities at Bicton and Apley which will complement our community-based services. Plans to extend our Telford site to enhance visitor and communal spaces and develop our therapy services to… Read more »

Reeching out to local business

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Shropshire businesses are being given the chance to learn more about our work and see how they can support us more formally at a special event in Shrewsbury. Reech Media is hosting the event at its HQ on Friday 8 September, where we will be represented along with the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shrewsbury Town… Read more »

Super-fundraiser pledges £10,000 for Severn Hospice

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A big-hearted fundraiser from Telford has set himself a £20,000 challenge to support two hospices. Raj Mehta, father of two and Deputy Mayor of Telford and Wrekin, has pledged to raise £10,000 each for our hospice and John Taylor Hospice based in Birmingham. He says he has been inspired to help by the work at… Read more »

A reflection of colour for Severn Hospice

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Our fundraising flowers are taking centre stage in a unique garden design aiming to impress visitors at Shrewsbury’s famous flower show. More than 100 of our specially commissioned, limited-edition handcrafted copper and brass forget me not flowers will feature in the ‘Reflection’ show garden designed by Oswestry-based Stuart Francis. Stuart was inspired to include the… Read more »

Book Box donation for Severn Hospice

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We recently welcomed Darren Cooper, founder of BookBoxes, to our Telford hospice. He bought with him a very welcome donation of two BookBoxes, one for each of our hospices. The BookBox project aims to provide good quality books, at no charge, to children via schools or other public service organisations. Many children come to our… Read more »

A mayoral procession with a difference

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The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Telford and Wrekin Council are set to form a chain gang with a difference as they prepare to step out in support of Severn Hospice. Cllr Stephen Reynolds and Cllr Rajash Mehta will be swapping their mayoral robes for walking boots when they join hundreds of supporters walking the… Read more »

Classic Vehicle Rally gearing up to be another great success

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Classic and vintage vehicle owners from across the region have been busy buffing and polishing their pride and joys as they prepare to rev up in support of Severn Hospice. Our popular Classic Vehicle Rally is set to return to Attingham Park on August 13. The annual event sees hundreds of classic and vintage vehicles… Read more »