Ovenu donation

The owner of a Shropshire valeting business is looking forward to his next challenge after presenting us with a cheque for £1,145.

Andrew Bowcott handed the donation on Friday and hinted of future fundraisers in the pipeline.

The owner of Ovenu Telford South pledged to support us after hearing how we lost the ability to fundraise during lockdown.

The 40-year-old, from Doseley, who was forced to temporarily close his start-up following the coronavirus pandemic, pledged to donate 10 per cent of his first three months’ takings when he started trading again.

He reopened his business on May 18 and has been determined to support us ever since.

Andrew said: “My wife and I were both widowed young, so we understand the important role hospices play and the support they need to help families.

“I was inspired by the amazing work healthcare workers do and wanted to do something in return to show my appreciation. I decided to support Severn Hospice because they’re local and help thousands of families each year; and hearing about the difficulties they faced during lockdown only made me more determined to help.”

He added: “It’s not going to stop here; I’ve really enjoyed helping Severn Hospice and plan to do more fundraisers, so watch this space.”

We were forced to stop key fundraising activities when the country went into lockdown in March, which meant losing the ability to raise £100,000 a week. 

Hannah Gamston, our area fundraiser, added: “We’re amazed at Andrew’s generosity and can’t thank him enough for his support.

“Andrew’s donation will make a real difference to our families; we simply couldn’t do what we do without supporters like him.” 

To set up your own event visit our Fundraise For Us webpage.


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