Posts By: Lucy Todman

A dozen shops to reopen this month

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Bargain hunters will be in for a treat this month when we reopen 12 more of our community shops.  We closed all 28 of our shops at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Lockdown has meant that we lost the ability to raise £100,000 a week.  But since June, the community shops have gradually been reopening. Our retail staff have worked hard… Read more »

Oswestry shop to reopen

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Bargain hunters in Oswestry are being promised a warm welcome when a Shropshire charity reopens its second shop this week.  Severn Hospice was forced to close all 28 of its community shops when the COVID-19 pandemic led to nationwide lockdown in March.  The shops generate more than £1 million each year for the charity, which provides… Read more »

One week, seven days, ANYTHING GOES!

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We have launched a brand-new virtual event which we hope you will get behind and help make a real difference to local families living with incurable illness.  7 for Severn is a week of fundraising and participants are challenged to make every moment count by whatever sponsored activity they can think of.  No rules “Other than being socially distanced and safe, there… Read more »

Brothers prepare for fundraising bike ride

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Three brothers are undertaking a 200km journey in memory of their sister, who died at our hospice last year.  Tom, James and John Eaton have little cycling experience between them but more than make up for that with their attitude and a fierce determination to complete their marathon bike ride.  Their sister Nicola was diagnosed with cancer in April 2019 and received… Read more »

Don’t stop donating, but do call us first!

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More than 1,000 bags and boxes of donations have been generously handed over since we started taking donations again last week. And the deluge has been so much, that we’re introducing an appointments system so it can keep up. Just give us a call on 01743 216633 to arrange an appointment to drop off your… Read more »

Loved ones can keep in touch thanks to telecoms company

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Family and friends who can’t visit patients staying with us can keep in virtual touch thanks to the generosity of a telecoms company.  We have been forced to restrict our usual open visiting policy because of COVID-19 with no more than two members of immediate family allowed into patients’ rooms at any one time.  But… Read more »

House competition results in a generous donation

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A police worker from Newport wasn’t the only winner when a couple from North Shropshire decided to offer their family home as the prize in a draw to support us. More than 140,000 people from across the country bought tickets to be in with a chance of winning Grafton Farmhouse – and helped raise £120,000… Read more »

Raffle’s launch is the start of summer

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We have launched our annual summer raffle and it’s an easy way of supporting us from your sofa.  We hold two raffles each year – one in the summer and another at Christmas and together they raise thousands of pounds for us.  This year’s summer raffle, which has a top prize of £5,000, has the message of We can’t stop caring and we need the help… Read more »

Fabulous farmhouse is family’s prize

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A couple from North Shropshire have decided to enter their beautiful home in to a prize draw to support us.  On the verge of retirement, fundraisers Nigel and Jane Chaloner are offering their six-bedroom farmhouse, set on three acres of land in a prize draw bid to raise up to £100,000 to support our vital work.  Norma Ross,… Read more »