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Fundraising family support charity’s annual raffle

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The family of a Shropshire schoolgirl who has raised more than £26,000 for charity is urging people to buy tickets for their local hospice’s summer raffle.  Since the beginning of the year, 11-year-old Immy Leith, dad Richard and siblings Becky and Josh have walked hundreds of miles in a virtual Land’s End to John o’… Read more »

Head gardener is off for pastures new

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A future of wildlife conservation and volunteer work beckons for our green-fingered head gardener.  After almost seven years, Tony Comley has decided the time has come to hang up his secateurs and move on to pastures new.   But he won’t be leaving us for good. Instead, he plans to be back as a regular volunteer.   Tony joined the team back in 2014 and has made… Read more »

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 »

Hospice welcomes £21,000 donation

Hospice welcomes £21,000 Tree of Light donation

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Fundraisers in Telford have been thanked for a £21,000 donation ‘which couldn’t have come at a better time’ for us. The four Rotary clubs in Telford chose us to benefit from their annual Tree of Light fundraising campaign. And thanks to their commitment and support – and despite the pandemic – they successfully matched last… 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 »