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Midnight memories of mum

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Two weeks before Katie Haywood got married, her mum Christine was diagnosed with bowel cancer. But, sadly, after several rounds of chemotherapy, Christine passed away in June this year. Three months later, to honour her memory, Katie took part in the Severn Hospice Midnight Walk raising over £1,000. “The walk was brilliant, it was late… Read more »

Telford & Wrekin Mayor surprises Betty with community award at her bedside

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Betty Jenkinson was surprised at her hospice bedside when the Mayor of Telford & Wrekin dropped by to present her with an award for her tireless work helping people living with breast cancer. Surrounded by her family, Betty, a volunteer fundraiser who’s spent more than 25 years supporting others with her monthly support group, was left ‘gobsmacked’ when Councillor… Read more »

New roll for airborne Andy

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Severn Hospice furniture store manager, Andy Perkins, was interested in a different sort of hangar when he fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition to take to the skies in a Spitfire. Swapping his daytime role for barrel rolls over the white cliffs of Dover was an experience he’ll never forget and something he’d wanted to do since… Read more »

Our Shrewsbury charity superstore is open!

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Thank you to everyone who helped us open the doors to the biggest charity shop in Shropshire yesterday! Thanks to you, our new Beacalls Lane superstore in Shrewsbury made a fantastic £4,500 by the end of the day – and every pound will help provide support to families living with incurable illnesses. But without months… Read more »

Get Christmas wrapped up early…

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Even before the change in the weather, our shops were already marking the change of the season – with our first Christmas delivery! Our new range of Christmas cards and our 2019 calendar have just gone on sale in all our shops and online. Featuring sensational shots of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales… Read more »

It’s going to be HUGE, our superstore opening that is!

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After months of preparation, we are launching the largest charity shop in Shropshire this Thursday 13 September – and you are invited to our grand opening. THREE times bigger than our largest high street store with all the quality bargains under one roof – clothes, jewellery, accessories, homewares, furniture, books, CDs, the list is endless…… Read more »

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A wedding day to remember

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Our care goes beyond wards and on Saturday we joined family and friends to make sure one couple had a wedding day to remember. Sam Beale, 33, from Newport, Shropshire, has been cared for by our Telford hospice for the past two weeks. Her fiancé, Alec Webster, has been by her bedside every day. Determined… Read more »

Mental healthy – Mental Health First Aid service for hospice workers launched

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All Severn Hospice staff and volunteers now have access to a new Mental Health First Aid service. The hospice recognises that mental health is as important as physical health and is committed to raise awareness and promote mental health and well-being. Severn Hospice Health and Safety committee runs the initiative with 17 staff now holding… Read more »

Pioneering pampering

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Women in our care are being treated to make-up masterclasses and pampering therapy sessions as part of a pioneering pilot scheme. The hospice’s complementary therapy team have been working with the national beauty industry charity, Look Good Feel Better, to deliver skincare and cosmetic classes which help people gain confidence about their appearance after medical… Read more »

Rally-ing together

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  A heartfelt thanks to over 200 vintage vehicle owners and enthusiasts who braced the British elements on Sunday at the annual classic car rally held at Attingham Park in support of Severn Hospice. The keen motorists whizzed along the Shropshire lanes from our hospices in Shrewsbury and Telford onto Ironbridge, finally reaching the classic… Read more »