Severn Hospice volunteers awards service

Shop volunteers celebrate 195 years’ service

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Two friends who have jointly clocked up 50 years at our community shop have been honoured for their commitment. Jean Murray has been volunteering at our Oswestry branch for three decades and Winifred Lloyd has given up her time to help for 20 years. The dedicated duo have served customers, stocked shelves and sorted donations… Read more »

Rotarian-Max-Clowes-and-Norma-Ross, from Severn Hospice

Rotary donates £21,000 after successful appeal

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Rotarians in Telford are celebrating national success after presenting a cheque to us – their headline charity. The town’s four clubs came together for their Christmas Tree of Light campaign, and raised £42,000 for local good causes – with £21,000 donated to us to care for local families. Since they started the annual appeal in… Read more »

Shropshire hospice

We’re raising the roof at hospice

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Our commitment to community care has been formally crowned with the topping out of our new purpose-built day hospice in Shrewsbury. We are investing £5 million in a new centre at Bicton Heath which will enable us to provide enhanced services for people who need our help but don’t need to stay in wards. Principal… Read more »

Coffee morning set to recruit volunteers

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‘Drop in for a cuppa and discover the benefits of working for us’ – that is our message to Mid Wales residents with time on their hands. We are recruiting for volunteers at our new shop in Bear Lanes Shopping Centre in Broad Street, Newtown. And to help fill positions in time for the opening… Read more »

Severn Hospice volunteer Bradley Lloyd

eBay shop opens to the world

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Bargain hunters can shop and support families without leaving their home after we opened our eBay store to the world. Our online shop will stock donated homewares, clothing, books, media and toys – with proceeds going to support people living with incurable illness in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. With a worldwide customer… Read more »

Shropshire house clearance

New house clearance service

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Need help to empty a house after a loved one has died? We can offer a helping hand. We have launched a new house clearance service for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales, aimed at supporting families facing the task and turning the contents removed into donations for the charity. Transport manager Heather Dawkins… Read more »

Shropshire hospice to open new shop in Newtown

New shop coming to Newtown

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Shoppers can fill their bags with quality bargains and support us when we open a new store in Newtown. We have taken over the old Clintons Cards shop in the town’s Bear Lanes Shopping Centre facing Broad Street – and are transforming it into one of our award-winning shops selling clothes, housewares, books, media and… Read more »

Quality inspectors rate our care as ‘outstanding’

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Our care for people living with incurable illness has been declared as ‘outstanding’ by quality inspectors. The Care Quality Commission has given us the highest level of award possible and said we are performing ‘exceptionally well’. The CQC, which regulates all health and social care providers, sent examiners to talk to Severn Hospice patients and… Read more »

Ward changes to benefit families

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People who need one of our beds won’t have to travel as far in future as part of a trial on our wards. The aim is to match the demand for beds and better meet patient preference.   Evidence collated from our admissions data shows that 50 patients a year, on average, were being cared… Read more »

A decade of Compassionate Communities in Shropshire

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Volunteers across Shropshire are celebrating a decade of friendships, and care and compassion thanks to ‘life-changing’ Compassionate Communities. We launched Co Co in January 2010 with the aim of reducing loneliness and social isolation for older people and to decrease risks of illness or the need of additional help from medical services. The scheme brings… Read more »