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Gardener planting up large yellow pot with flowers

Welcoming visitors at our open gardens

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14 May 2024 Gardeners and plant lovers are being invited to two special days this month as we open our gates to our award-winning gardens. The hospice sites at both Telford and Shrewsbury will be open for visitors to explore and enjoy our extensive grounds that have been designed especially to create a comforting, calming… 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 »

Hospice welcomes £21,000 donation

Hospice welcomes £21,000 Tree of Light donation

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Fundraisers in Telford have been thanked for a £21,000 donation ‘which couldn’t have come at a better time’ for us. The four Rotary clubs in Telford chose us to benefit from their annual Tree of Light fundraising campaign. And thanks to their commitment and support – and despite the pandemic – they successfully matched last… Read more »

Ovenu donation

Businessman donates 10% of earnings

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The owner of a Shropshire valeting business is looking forward to his next challenge after presenting us with a cheque for £1,145. Andrew Bowcott handed the donation on Friday and hinted of future fundraisers in the pipeline. The owner of Ovenu Telford South pledged to support us after hearing how we lost the ability to… Read more »

Former worker leads £8,900 medical staff fundraiser

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Surgery staff have raised almost £9,000 after a GP who trained here responded to our appeal for help.  Thirty workers at Bridgnorth Medical Practice fastened their trainers to fundraise for us after we lost our ability to raise £100,000 a week as a result of the coronavirus.   Organised by Dr Tom Kwan, who completed his… 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 »

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 »

Issie’s hospice head shave in memory of Don

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Our kind-hearted volunteer Issie who lost her husband to cancer before beating the illness herself is shaving her head to help us fund care for families in need. Retail volunteer Issie Barrett, who works in the Ellesmere shop, will brave the shave at the end of September to raise funds for us, as well as… Read more »

Daredevil nurses to brave 10,000ft skydive

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A pair of daredevil Severn Hospice nurses are taking the plunge as fundraisers by jumping out of an aeroplane at 10,000ft to raise vital funds for us. Ward colleagues Jo Hornsey and Rachel Preece will brave the breath-taking charity challenge at Tilstock Airfield, near Whitchurch, on 23 March. The daring duo, who work on our Shrewsbury… Read more »