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Pontesbury Dental Practice celebrate reaching the top of Earl's Hill in Shropshire whilst taking part in Severn Hospice's Pontesbury Potter challenge on Saturday.

Hundreds raise vital funds and brush off their boots for charity

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More than 400 people took to the Shropshire Hills and stepped up in support of our hospice on Saturday.  Pontesbury Potter is our longstanding fundraising event and helps raise thousands of pounds towards our care for local people living with incurable illness.   Inspirational The event, which started at Mary Webb School and Science College, raised… Read more »

Photo of of Sharon Potter, Healthcare Assistant at Severn Hospice with pupils from Woodfield Infant School, Hughie Teeder, Fearne Kelly and Eric Waters alongside Head Teacher Beck Preece and Senior Community Fundraiser, Nicky Green. Pupils and staff at Woodfield Infant School took part in Severn Hospice's Rudolph Relay event in 2023.

Relay raises thousands for charity

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Festive fundraisers at primary schools, nurseries and sports clubs have raised more than £10,000 to help our hospice charity. More than 1,900 children aged 3-11 from across the region took to the playground and sports field in support of our Rudolph Relay campaign. And so far, more than £10,000 has been raised to support our… Read more »

Margaret Lee, Volunteer at Severn Hospice and Alison Cartwright, Bank Assistant Community Shop Manager.

Regift quality Christmas presents to us to support our hospice

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Our hospice is offering a new home to Christmas presents that can’t be returned – we’re asking supporters to instead regift them to our shops and turn them into gifts of care. Carla Siswick, Head of Retail, said: “It’s the thought that counts and by regifting through our shops we can carry that kind thought… Read more »

Phil and Nicky, Severn Hospice Community Fundraisers outside the Severn Hospice Wellington shop holding collection buckets

Preparing to celebrate festive community spirit in Wellington

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Volunteers and staff at our hospice are getting in the festive spirit ahead of Wellington Town Council’s Christmas Lights switch-on this weekend. Our army of bucket collectors will be out and about on Saturday 25 November in Wellington town centre between 10am and 6.30pm, collecting vital funds to support our hospice care. Community Phil Haigh,… Read more »

Staff and volunteers with Christmas gifts and clothes

Shoppers encouraged to re-love the pre-loved this Christmas

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Shoppers are being urged to celebrate the spirit of Christmas by making second-hand their first choice as they get ready for the festive season. Our retail teams from our 31 community shops across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are gearing up for a busy time in the lead up to Christmas. Turn gifts… Read more »

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 11 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 »