Tagged: charity

School students take on global challenge

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Taking inspiration from one of their most famous past pupils, students at a Shropshire school are attempting to virtually circumnavigate the world in, not 80 days, but 40.  And they are doing it all for charity.  To keep the 800 students at Shrewsbury School active during lockdown, philosophy teacher Giles Bell challenged them to run,… Read more »

Lent challenge in memory of renowned musician

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A musician from London, who each year completes a crazy fundraising challenge, is running more than 1,000km during Lent to fundraise for us.  Finan Jones always chooses a charity close to his heart when he undertakes his challenges – which have included swimming 235.2km, surviving on just £47 for 47 days, and running 500km.  In the past he has raised… Read more »

Schoolgirl strides out on End-to-End challenge

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A Shropshire schoolgirl is walking from one end of the UK to the other without leaving her hometown to raise money for us after we cared for her mum.  Imogen Leith, or Immy as she is known, is just 10 years old but she is not letting her age or lockdown beat her and is determined to finish her marathon, 874-mile-long walk – the distance from Land’s… Read more »

Little things all add up for one Shrewsbury couple

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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… Read more »

Fabulous farmhouse is family’s prize

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A couple from North Shropshire have decided to enter their beautiful home in to a prize draw to support us.  On the verge of retirement, fundraisers Nigel and Jane Chaloner are offering their six-bedroom farmhouse, set on three acres of land in a prize draw bid to raise up to £100,000 to support our vital work.  Norma Ross,… Read more »

Building the future of hospice care

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The wraps have come off our £5 million investment in community care as our new building takes shape in Shrewsbury. We are adding more community-based services and facilities for patients who need our help but don’t need to stay in wards. And this week the structural steel framework for the brand new building at Bicton… Read more »

Heartfelt plea to support Christmas raffle

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Christmas has started early for Severn Hospice as we launch our seasonal raffle appeal with a heartfelt plea to supporters. Our weekly lottery and seasonal draws raise almost £1 million a year to fund care for families living with an incurable illness in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. And in a letter to… Read more »

Wonderful wedding on hospice ward

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Close friends and family of a loving couple came together as the pair tied the knot at a special Severn Hospice wedding ceremony. Carl and Nicki Shermer planned their big day in just four days before marrying at our Telford hospice on a sunny Monday afternoon. The groom, who is a patient on our ward… Read more »

Dragon boat teams all set to roar along river at festival

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Dragon boats will line the River Severn this weekend when dozens of teams roar along the waters while helping to raise money to help us fund our care. More than 40 teams are getting set to race in our Dragon Boat Festival this year, which is taking place by the Shrewsbury School and Pengwern Boat… Read more »