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Summer event set to be a roaring success

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We are gearing up for a summer of fundraising – and preparations are well underway for its biggest, brightest, and boldest event.  For the last two years, we have been unable to hold any of its flagship events including the ever-popular Dragon Boats event because of the pandemic.  Now boats have been ordered and the… Read more »

Have you got yours?

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Be in with a chance of winning £5,000 in our Christmas raffle… but be quick, ticket sales close soon In the midst of Christmas shopping and planning, don’t forget to add our charity draw to your list. The last day to buy a ticket – and be in with a chance to win £5,000 in… Read more »

Anna gets creative with charity Christmas card

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What could be more Christmassy than a robin with a red breast singing on the front of a charity Christmas card?   Only one that has been painted by one of our assistant community shop managers.  This cheeky chappie is now on sale at our 29 shops and at our two hospices in Shrewsbury and Telford as well as… Read more »

Safeguarding: everyone’s responsibility

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Safeguarding: our priority As an organisation delivering outstanding, compassionate care daily, safeguarding the most vulnerable underpins everything we do. Safeguarding is our priority. If you have a family member, friend or loved one receiving our care, we help our staff and volunteers protect them in many ways. We: Provide mandatory safeguarding training every year Have… Read more »

Pop into our new pop-up shopping events across Shropshire

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With our stock rooms bursting at the seams with clothes donations post lockdown, we’re holding bargain pop-up sales across Shropshire for supporters. Shoppers will be able to buy bags of bargains by weight at our next event which is a £2 sale at Park Lane Centre in Telford on Saturday November 20. The day pop-up… Read more »

Another easy way to support us

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Our amazing supporters enable us to keep providing vital care and emotional support to those who need us at the most difficult of times – and we couldn’t do it without you. Here’s another simple way for you to support us, and it’s something you can share with your friends.  Sometimes you want to know exactly where your donation… Read more »

Competition success for retail teams

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We are celebrating after scooping a top industry award.  We beat off stiff opposition and were named Outstanding Charity Retailer of the Year at the Charity Retail Association awards ceremony.  Praised The judging panel praised our retail arm for its handling of the COVID pandemic and how we had tackled the crisis.  Throughout the pandemic, CEO updates were made available so staff could remain in touch , along with skills training, welfare… Read more »

Charity opens 29th shop

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We are celebrating after opening our latest community retail store.  Our network of 28 community shops in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales bring in more than £1million for the charity each year. These were forced to close during lockdown.  But last month, we opened our newest shop – our 29th – in Arleston, Telford.  Generous And the shop, a former car parts store which had stood empty for… Read more »

Fundraisers asked to step up for charity

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Fundraisers are being asked to step up and go the extra mile for us by putting themselves in the virtual shoes of our nurses.  The free event, which will take place throughout September, challenges people to take 300,000 steps in the month – about the same number one of our nurses would walk while delivering specialist care on a ward.  Jess… Read more »