Over three decades, two super supporters from Shrewsbury have raised thousands of pounds for us.

Anne and Brian Hobson began fundraising 30 years ago and since then they have raised a staggering £38,000.

From small beginnings, they have gone on to make wooden toys and birdboxes, organised fetes and auctions, and sold eggs and garden produce.

Brian, a retired farmer and Anne, who used to work in the City, chose to raise funds for us because we were a ‘local charity’ they wanted to help.

Made sense

“We had heard of Severn Hospice and we had been fundraising before for Macmillan. It just made sense to raise money for the hospice as well,” said Brian.

And their dedication has paid off – in total, for both charities, they have raised more than £50,000.


“When we stop and think about it, it is quite amazing how much we have raised. It gives us a great sense of achievement,” added Anne.

“We plan to carry on fundraising for as long as we can.”

This summer, Anne and Brian have been selling eggs fresh from their chickens and plants they have grown in their gardens.


Hannah Gamston, our area fundraiser said: “People like Brian and Anne really do make such a difference to us. Their long-term fundraising shows real commitment and their support over the years has meant that we have been able to care for thousands of people living with incurable illness.

“They show that no matter how small your fundraising idea is – it all adds up and grows. They have done so much for us and have been incredibly enterprising. We are so grateful to them.”


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