Topic: News

Gardener planting up large yellow pot with flowers

Welcoming visitors at our open gardens

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Gardeners and plant lovers are being invited to two special days this month as we open our gates to our award-winning gardens. The hospice sites at both Telford and Shrewsbury will be open for visitors to explore and enjoy our extensive grounds that have been designed especially to create a comforting, calming and therapeutic environment…. Read more »

Shop team standing outside of shop with large 10th birthday balloons

Lawley shop celebrates tenth anniversary

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Loyal customers of our Lawley shop have been thanked for raising more than £1 million for hospice care as we celebrate our tenth birthday in the town. Severn Hospice supporters, volunteers and local shoppers joined the birthday party to mark a decade since our doors opened for the first time. We have to raise £2… Read more »

Festival looking ship-shape for charity 

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Preparations are well underway for our headline fundraising event which takes place in Shrewsbury later this year.  Things are shaping up well for our Dragon Boat Festival when a more 45 teams will take to the waters of the River Severn.  Oar-some The oar-some event raises thousands of pounds each year. Sponsored again this year… Read more »

Gold Bond runners limber up for Marathon

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A dozen athletes will be running the London Marathon this month for Severn Hospice.  Amongst those taking on the April 21 challenge is Verity Jones, from Shrewsbury. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 – exactly a week after her sister Maxine had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Despite rounds of chemotherapy and extensive… Read more »

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 »

We open our 32nd shop

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There was cause for celebration in Market Drayton when we opened our first shop in the town.  We threw open the doors of our new community shop on Cheshire Street on Thursday (March 7).   And we’re banking on it being a huge success – we have moved into the former home of the town’s branch… Read more »

Shirley standing in front of Perry Ward sign holding bouquet of flowers

Fond farewell to retiring ward clerk

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The welcoming face of a hospice ward has bid farewell to colleagues after almost a quarter century service. Severn Hospice’s much-loved Shirley Gennoe started at the hospice back in 2000 as a volunteer and shortly after became a part-time ward clerk for the charity that cares for those living with incurable illness. Since then, Shirley,… Read more »

100 roles, one team

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Job seekers, school leavers and graduates are being invited to two special days that could change their lives. We are hosting two career days to shine a spotlight on all the roles and careers that ensure we are able to provide vital care and support to 3,000 local people each year. The fairs, which are… Read more »

Hospice adopts innovative observation tool

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We are set to be the first hospice in the country to introduce a new scheme designed to ensure that patients, their families, and carers receive the gold standard of care.   We have teamed up with Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust (ShropCom) to use its successful Observe & Act tool.   ShropCom Volunteer Group with members… Read more »

Charity is banking on success with its latest shop

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We are banking on success with the expansion of our fundraising retail arm.  We have just had the keys to the former Barclay’s Bank in Market Drayton and work is underway to transform it into our latest community shop, which will open on 7 March and which will be our largest high street shop in… Read more »