RAF ShawburyA group of new recruits from RAF Shawbury was on site at Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury this week working hard to improve the gardens.

The boys from basic helicopter training,  based at RAF Shawbury, planted their boots on the ground to lend Severn Hospice head gardeners Tony and Chris a hand levelling paths and tearing down the old summer house in Bicton.

Flying Officer Enoch Wong said: “RAF Shawbury has a great relationship with Severn Hospice and we think it’s somewhere that we can do a lot of good work.

“Every course at RAF Shawbury has a community day and it’s a great opportunity for us to take a break from training and do something different.”

The recruits uncovered a piece of hospice history whilst tearing down the worn out summer house, which had long fallen into disrepair. A plaque was discovered, which revealed it had been donated by RAF Shawbury Group Captain MD Pledger, who would later be promoted to Air Commander in 1993.

Severn Hospice would like to thank the group for their fantastic work.


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