Posts By: John Carberry

Pontesbury Dental Practice celebrate reaching the top of Earl's Hill in Shropshire whilst taking part in Severn Hospice's Pontesbury Potter challenge on Saturday.

Hundreds raise vital funds and brush off their boots for charity

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More than 400 people took to the Shropshire Hills and stepped up in support of our hospice on Saturday.  Pontesbury Potter is our longstanding fundraising event and helps raise thousands of pounds towards our care for local people living with incurable illness.   Inspirational The event, which started at Mary Webb School and Science College, raised… Read more »

Photo of of Sharon Potter, Healthcare Assistant at Severn Hospice with pupils from Woodfield Infant School, Hughie Teeder, Fearne Kelly and Eric Waters alongside Head Teacher Beck Preece and Senior Community Fundraiser, Nicky Green. Pupils and staff at Woodfield Infant School took part in Severn Hospice's Rudolph Relay event in 2023.

Relay raises thousands for charity

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Festive fundraisers at primary schools, nurseries and sports clubs have raised more than £10,000 to help our hospice charity. More than 1,900 children aged 3-11 from across the region took to the playground and sports field in support of our Rudolph Relay campaign. And so far, more than £10,000 has been raised to support our… Read more »

Margaret Lee, Volunteer at Severn Hospice and Alison Cartwright, Bank Assistant Community Shop Manager.

Regift quality Christmas presents to us to support our hospice

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Our hospice is offering a new home to Christmas presents that can’t be returned – we’re asking supporters to instead regift them to our shops and turn them into gifts of care. Carla Siswick, Head of Retail, said: “It’s the thought that counts and by regifting through our shops we can carry that kind thought… Read more »

Members of the Triumph Sports Six Club Shropshire Area Group with Karen Miller (centre) and the Triumph Spitfire

Race towards a Triumph success at classic car auction

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A team of classic car enthusiasts are searching for experienced welders, with a keen interest in motor vehicles, to come forward and help with the restoration of a slice of British motoring history. Known as the ‘Shropshire Spitfire’ project, volunteers and supporters of The Triumph Sports Six Club (TSSC) and its Shropshire Area Group have… Read more »

Phil and Nicky, Severn Hospice Community Fundraisers outside the Severn Hospice Wellington shop holding collection buckets

Preparing to celebrate festive community spirit in Wellington

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Volunteers and staff at our hospice are getting in the festive spirit ahead of Wellington Town Council’s Christmas Lights switch-on this weekend. Our army of bucket collectors will be out and about on Saturday 25 November in Wellington town centre between 10am and 6.30pm, collecting vital funds to support our hospice care. Community Phil Haigh,… Read more »

Aqueduct Primary School taking part in Severn Hospice's Rudolph Relay 2023

Schools encouraged to dash around the playground for charity

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Children at Aqueduct Primary School are showing their caring side and stepping out in support of our Christmas fundraising campaign. The school is one of the first to register to take part in our Rudolph Relay – a sponsored walk, skip, bounce, hop or jog – which aims to promote the importance of community and… Read more »

Phil Haigh, Community Fundraiser with Severn Hospice collection buckets outside the charity’s Telford hospice in Apley.

Volunteer bucket collection appeal

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We’re joining in with the festive community spirit at Wellington’s Christmas lights switch-on and we’re asking for volunteers to help us. We need volunteers to step forward and join our ‘bucket brigade’ of street collectors on the same day as the town council hosts its Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday 25 November. Support Bucket collections… Read more »

Contractor needed to make our gardens more accessible

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We are appealing for help so that we can improve access to our award-winning gardens. The gardens at our hospices in Shrewsbury and Telford play a vital role in supporting patients and families, providing beauty, tranquility and space in nature alongside our other caring services. Thanks to a contribution from National Grid, we have funding… Read more »

Mandy, Ward Manager at Severn Hospice holds a copy of the 'Words of comfort' booklet in the communal area on the ward.

Words of comfort

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Patients, families and visitors to our hospice are being given added comfort by kind-hearted primary school pupils who have donated specially-written poems for all to read. Thoughtful 11-year-old pupils from last year’s Class 6KS at St Matthew’s C of E (Aided) Primary School and Nursery Centre in Donnington Wood, Telford sent a selection of hand-written… Read more »

Lights of Love 2023

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Thank you for supporting us at Lights of Love 2023. The event has now been held but you can still dedicate a light to someone you love by using the link below. If you would like to see the programme, use the link below. Our Lights of Love tree shines brightly for the memory of… Read more »