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A donation of note for Severn Hospice

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We have received a donation of note this week as organisers of a popular brass band festival presented their latest fundraising efforts. Members of the committee for the Ironbridge George Brass Band Festival visited our hospice in Telford to present the proceeds from this year’s Charity Gala Concert which featured performances from the band of… Read more »

Patients treated to major improvements

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Patients and their families will this week benefit for the first time from an £660,000 upgrade at a Shropshire hospice. Severn Hospice, which cares for people and their families living with an incurable illness across Shropshire and Mid Wales, has spent almost three months undertaking a complete refurbishment of the Perry Ward, the original ward… Read more »

Summer Raffle success

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A huge thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for our bumper Summer Raffle this year. We sold 56,843 tickets for the draw which, together with kind donations, has raised a staggering £72,862 for our hospice. The lucky winner of the £5,000 top prize was a very surprised supporter from Telford who has been… Read more »

Summer Fayre and Open Garden this weekend

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Our Shrewsbury Hospice is set to roll out the green carpet this weekend for our Summer Fayre and Open Garden. Members of staff, volunteers and patients have been busy getting everything ready for the event taking place on Saturday 15th July. As well as beautiful blooms in our award-winning gardens visitors will be able to admire,… Read more »

Our Mardol shop gets off to a flying start

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Supporters raided wardrobes, cupboards and shelves to ensure our newly refurbished Mardol shop was fully stocked in time for its grand reopening this week. And with Market Hall traders supplying shoppers with tasty treats while they browsed and Town Crier Martin Wood lending very vocal support, it was a real celebration of all things ‘community’. Shop… Read more »

Mardol makeover needs your help

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Shrewsbury’s dedicated followers of fashion are being urged to remember a local charity when they cast off their old clobber and get set for summer. Severn Hospice’s Mardol shop is having a makeover of its own and is appealing to the community for its support in re-stocking the shelves and hangers. Shop manager Elizabeth Andrews… Read more »

Special Achievement award win for Shrewsbury

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Thank you to the readers of the Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer for recognising our community contribution in the paper’s new awards. Our Breidden Ward at Shrewsbury has been presented with the Advertizer’s first ever Special Achievement Award, voted for by readers who chose us to win the category which celebrates community contributions often overlooked…. Read more »

Open gardens this weekend

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There will be more than beautiful blooms on display at our open garden and plant sale this weekend A number of our Day Hospice patients have been putting their artistic skills to good use ahead of the event by creating hand painted bird boxes and wooden spoons to help supporters identify the myriad of plants, shrubs… Read more »

A display to remember at Attingham Park

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To mark the arrival of our new limited edition forget me not we have temporarily transformed the walled garden at Attingham Park with a display of more than 700 of the copper and brass flowers. The beautiful handcrafted flowers will be on display to the public between June 20th and July 3rd, entry to the display is… Read more »

Marks and Spencer spark something good at the hospice

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Volunteers from Marks and Spencer in Telford and Shrewsbury sparked something good this week when they swapped shopping trolleys, tills and shelves for wheelbarrows, trowels and mowers to help in our gardens. We were chosen by local staff to benefit from the retail giant’s community volunteering commitment, donating time and £1,000 to be shared between the… Read more »