Topic: News

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 10 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 »

Will you take on the challenge?

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We have thrown down the gauntlet and are asking people to challenge themselves and raise much needed funds.  Over the years, our supporters have raised thousands of pounds by walking up Snowdon, doing tandem skydives and running hundreds of miles.  Others have walked, run or cycled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats or completed feats of… Read more »

Charity looks forward to new move

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Charity looks forward to new move We have been handed the keys to our new £5 million centre which provides better facilities for our day services.  The new extension at our hospice in Bicton, Shrewsbury will house our  community services and teams.  And, in a first, there will be opening a café – serving everyone, not just our patients and visitors.  February Once the final touches have been made… Read more »

Matron steps down after 31 years’ service

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Matron steps down after 31 years’ service She has been a calming presence for more than 30 years, but now one of our most senior nurses is preparing for her final shift. After caring for thousands of people over her 31 year-long career, Helen Duce will be stepping down from her role as Matron of… Read more »

Staff keep Christmas magical for families

Staff keep Christmas magical for families

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Staff are going the extra mile to keep Christmas magical for families living with incurable illness. In the days leading up to 25 December, our hospice normally becomes a hub of festive activities as patients and relatives come together and celebrate. Choirs and school pupils usually visit wards and sing carols, families can request special… Read more »