Topic: News

Grand opening for our latest shop

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Ludlow’s finest turned out for the opening of our new shop which has relocated into larger premises.  We have taken over the former Tui travel agents on the Bull Ring after moving out of our former home on King Street.  Earlier this week, Ludlow Mayor Councillor Robin Pote officially opened the new shop and was… Read more »

Charity’s director retires after quarter of a century

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After 26 years, our longest serving director has stood down.  Norma Ross held the role of director of Income Generation since the mid-1990s and in that time has helped to raise an incredible £150 million for us.  But now the proud Scot, who lives in Gnosall, Staffordshire, has stepped down from her role and handed… Read more »

Charity launches a new Gift Aid drive

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We are asking our supporters to be aware of Gift Aid which would help us raise thousands of pounds more each year. This week, we have launched a Gift Aid awareness campaign aimed at getting more of our loyal supporters to sign up in store, allowing it to claim an additional 25% from the government… Read more »

Charity in awe of rowers’ triumph

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Our fundraising team have said they are in awe of a four-man team who have just completed an unsupported row across the Atlantic.  In just 41 days the Wrekin Rowers rowed more than 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour in Antigua.  Phenomenal And on the way they raised a… Read more »

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 under way for its biggest, brightest, and boldest event.  For the last two years, we have been unable to hold any of our flagship events, including the ever-popular Dragon Boat Festival, because of the pandemic.  Now boats have been ordered and… 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 »