Posts By: Lucy Todman

Dealership loans electric cars to hospice

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A Shropshire car dealership has just loaned us two electric vehicles, which will be used to take our doctors and nurses out in to the community. Rybrook BMW in Shrewsbury handed over the keys to two BMW i3 vehicles last week and the cars will be used when our clinical staff visit people living with incurable… Read more »

Prayers are answered by tech-savvy chaplain

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Our chaplain is not letting the pandemic stop him from providing spiritual support to our patients.  Before the pandemic, people who were either on our wards at or using our Day Services, met on the third Tuesday of the month to worship in our sanctuary.  But for almost a year they have been unable to do so, as many of them have been shielding and restrictions have been placed on those… Read more »

School students take on global challenge

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Taking inspiration from one of their most famous past pupils, students at a Shropshire school are attempting to virtually circumnavigate the world in, not 80 days, but 40.  And they are doing it all for charity.  To keep the 800 students at Shrewsbury School active during lockdown, philosophy teacher Giles Bell challenged them to run,… Read more »

Lent challenge in memory of renowned musician

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A musician from London, who each year completes a crazy fundraising challenge, is running more than 1,000km during Lent to fundraise for us.  Finan Jones always chooses a charity close to his heart when he undertakes his challenges – which have included swimming 235.2km, surviving on just £47 for 47 days, and running 500km.  In the past he has raised… Read more »

Schoolgirl strides out on End-to-End challenge

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A Shropshire schoolgirl is walking from one end of the UK to the other without leaving her hometown to raise money for us after we cared for her mum.  Imogen Leith, or Immy as she is known, is just 11 years old but she is not letting her age or lockdown beat her and is determined to finish her marathon, 874-mile-long walk – the distance from Land’s… Read more »

Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Race

Businesses praised for their support

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Although we had to cancel our major fundraising events for 2021, local businesses have been praised for their ‘incredible support’ despite facing their own financial challenges.  We made the tough decision last week to cancel our three most popular events, Pontesbury Potter, Colour Run and Dragon Boats, all of which attract hundreds of participants and bring in thousands of pounds in fundraising.  But the events’ corporate sponsors and… Read more »

Events cancelled for a second year

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We are dealing with another financial blow after deciding to cancel our programme of flagship events for a second year.   We took the difficult decision as we will not risk the health of supporters – or commit to the financial risk of organising its mass participation events – while so much uncertainty remains around mitigating… Read more »

Will you take on the challenge?

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We have thrown down the gauntlet and are asking people to challenge themselves and raise much needed funds.  Over the years, our supporters have raised thousands of pounds by walking up Snowdon, doing tandem skydives and running hundreds of miles.  Others have walked, run or cycled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats or completed feats of… Read more »

Charity looks forward to new move

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Charity looks forward to new move We have been handed the keys to our new £5 million centre which provides better facilities for our day services.  The new extension at our hospice in Bicton, Shrewsbury will house our  community services and teams.  And, in a first, there will be opening a café – serving everyone, not just our patients and visitors.  February Once the final touches have been made… Read more »

Matron steps down after 31 years’ service

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Matron steps down after 31 years’ service She has been a calming presence for more than 30 years, but now one of our most senior nurses is preparing for her final shift. After caring for thousands of people over her 31 year-long career, Helen Duce will be stepping down from her role as Matron of… Read more »