Film fans and families are being promised a premiere with a difference when we host our first Sunset Cinema festival, in aid of our £5 million appeal.

We are providing three nights of movie magic at Hawkstone Park Follies, near Shrewsbury.

The showings of silver screen classics Some Like It Hot, The Lion King, and Dirty Dancing will be to support our expansion and enhancement plans so we can better care for families in their own homes.

The films are being shown on successive nights from July 26 to July 28, with gates opening from 7pm and all films starting at 9pm, as the sun starts to set.

Lucy Ruff, Severn Hospice fundraising manager, said: “This will be our first ever outdoor film event so we’ve gone big and I’m hoping our Shropshire stars will add to the magic of the Hollywood stars!

“We love our supporters and are always looking at new things they can enjoy while at the same time helping us. This time we’re asking them to support our future plans and we really hope film fans and families will join us for what promises to be a really special weekend; Hawkstone Park is the perfect venue for picnics, prosecco and popcorn!”

We now care for four out of five patients in their homes rather than on our wards, with more people being looked after for longer, and with a greater range of conditions and more complex needs.

Our response is to expand our hospice sites in Telford and Shrewsbury so they offer more services to people who need our care but are not staying overnight.

Planners have approved proposals at Apley Castle, Telford, which will extend the building, enhancing visitor and communal spaces, and allow a larger therapy area for day patients. Some work to add more capacity is already taking place now.

At Bicton, Shrewsbury, we have approval for a new building to house therapy suites, treatment rooms, visitor facilities, learning resources and rehabilitation services.

The schemes are jointly part of our ‘Living Well’ concept – where patient care and support extends well beyond wards and inpatient services, enabling and supporting people to live as well as they can within the constraints of a terminal illness.

Tickets for our Sunset Cinema are on sale now, click here to buy yours.


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