We have launched a brand-new virtual event which we hope you will get behind and help make a real difference to local families living with incurable illness.
7 for Severn is a week of fundraising and participants are challenged to make every moment count by whatever sponsored activity they can think of.
“Other than being socially distanced and safe, there are no rules to what people could do to support us,” said Hannah Gamston, our area fundraiser.
“We really miss our summer events so this is the next best way we can all join in together while being apart and make the moment count,” she added.
Thousands of participants and spectators usually support our summer events programme, but everything has been cancelled due to lockdown.
Our shops were forced to close, and we estimate we have lost £100,000 a week since April.
7 for Severn starts on 18 July and runs for a week.
Participants have between now and then to come up with their fundraising challenge, register and start the sponsorship ball rolling.
“Run, walk, cycle, give up the booze or internet shopping for the week, learn to play an instrument in seven days, promise to do the washing up or read a book a day; the list is endless and everyone can get involved. People can do it their own, with the family or in their bubble,” said Hannah.
“It’s simple, just choose what you want to do – it literally could be anything – and you can do the same thing over seven days, do something different every day or get to a goal, whatever you want,” she added.
Once the challenge is complete, entrants receive a certificate, T-shirt or hoodie depending on the amount of money they raise.
7 for Severn is being backed by Shrewsbury-based Nick Jones Wealth Planning.
Nick Jones said: ““We’ve all had to adapt our ways of working during this pandemic and are aware that charities have also had to change the way that they can fund their essential services as their ‘normal’ fundraising activities have had to take a backseat.
“So, when we heard about 7 for Severn, we just felt that we had to get involved in order to help supporters raise substantial amount of money in order for Severn Hospice to continue their fantastic care.”
Read here for details of how to register and take part.