Topic: News

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 »

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Your opinion matters

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Our website needs you! Do you have five minutes to share your opinion of our website? We are planning to update it and want to know what you like, don’t like, want to see more of – or less of. Whatever your opinion, please let us know. Feedback matters and by taking part in our… Read more »

New group could be just the tonic

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The benefits of nature on mental health and well-being have long been known and now we are offering our patients the chance to get more out of their enjoyment of the outdoors.  Occupational therapist Heather Fras has launched a Gardening & Tonic pilot at both of our hospices.  She hopes the horticulture course will instil confidence, well-being, resilience and… Read more »

Hospice to expand its retail network

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We are marking the lifting of lockdown by opening a new community shop – our 29th in the region.  The new community shop is set to open in Arleston But the search is already on for staff, we have already advertised for a new full-time manager and are also looking for volunteers to man the tills, work on the… Read more »

Schoolboy’s cycle challenge for charity

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When nine-year-old Drew Edwards was asked by his school to complete the ‘5K in May’ challenge, he decided to go one step further and raise money for us.  Along with the help of his mum and dad, grandad and little sister, the year four pupil who attends Bryn Offa School in Pant, near Oswestry rode 100 miles in… Read more »

Hospice has a new head gardener

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A love of gardening as a small child has led one man to our doors.  Joel Richards has just taken on the role of head gardener at our gardens at Apley in Telford and Bicton in Shrewsbury.  The 47-year-old from Bomere Heath, near Shrewsbury can’t wait to get his hands mucky and is letting his imagination run… Read more »

Hospice says thanks to volunteers

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To mark Volunteers’ Week 2021, we said a huge Thank You to all those who give up their time and work free of charge in our hospices, shops, and gardens.  We have more than 1,000 volunteers in our organisation. At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the large majority were asked to put… Read more »