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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 »

Staff keep Christmas magical for families

Staff keep Christmas magical for families

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Staff are going the extra mile to keep Christmas magical for families living with incurable illness. In the days leading up to 25 December, our hospice normally becomes a hub of festive activities as patients and relatives come together and celebrate. Choirs and school pupils usually visit wards and sing carols, families can request special… Read more »

Jeanette Whitford, Severn Hospice chair

New Chair ready for next chapter

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A new Chair has joined our board of trustees – and she has paid tribute to her predecessor. Jeanette Whitford, who returned to her beloved Shropshire last year, will take over from Tony Cordery, who has stood down after six years in the role. Jeanette said: “I am completely honoured – it is an extraordinary… Read more »

Severn Hospice Lights of Love goes online

Lights of Love goes online

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For the first time ever, families from across the globe can all be part of our special Christmas service to remember loved ones missed. Our Lights of Love service will be taking place virtually this year instead of at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury – and it means anyone with internet access can watch when it is… 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 »

Trainer joins board of trustees

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One of our long-standing trainers has stepped up to the challenge of joining our board of trustees. With a background in HR, Ann Johnson is our newest member and brings a wealth of experience. She was appointed trustee late last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that her first 10 months have been challenging… Read more »

Shropshire house clearance

New house clearance service

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Need help to empty a house after a loved one has died? We can offer a helping hand. We have launched a new house clearance service for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales, aimed at supporting families facing the task and turning the contents removed into donations for the charity. Transport manager Heather Dawkins… Read more »

Severn Hospice Machynlleth shop opening

Shop relaunched in new location

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Our much-loved shop opened its revamped doors on Wednesday in a new location on Heol Pentrerhedyn. The shop is 20% larger than before with an all-new library room boasting 2,000 books and over 1,000 square foot stocked with goods. Over 200 families from Mid Wales received our care in the past year and we hope… 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 »

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 »