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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 »

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 »

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 »

Classic car show to celebrate 10th year this summer

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Motorists in Shropshire and beyond are gearing up for the tenth year of a popular classic car show in support of Severn Hospice. Hundreds of classic and vintage cars will take centre stage at Attingham Park for our annual Classic Vehicle Rally on August 11. The event will see vehicles from all eras on display… Read more »

Hospice gardens to open to the public

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Our green-fingered gardening staff and volunteers are getting set to open the award-winning gardens of our hospice to the public. The blooming beautiful gardens of Severn Hospice will play host to two open garden events across both sites over the coming weeks. Hundreds are set to flock to our gardens in Bicton, Shrewsbury on Sunday… Read more »

Hospice opens 27th shop to community

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Our supporters, staff and volunteers came together as we opened our 27th shop to the community. The new Monkmoor store in Shrewsbury is the latest in our portfolio to contribute £1 million towards the care of local families. It is now the fifth shop we have opened in the town – joining our furniture store,… Read more »

School staff and teachers to take on boat race in memory of colleague Sam

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Sixty school teachers and staff are swapping the classroom for a dragon boat in a bid to raise £3,000 in memory of their friend and colleague. Three teams from Hadley Learning Community secondary school will take to the waters of the River Severn in Shrewsbury to put their rowing abilities to the test at our… Read more »

Sister trio to walk Quarry event in memory of loved ones

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The heartbreak of losing loved ones at Severn Hospice has brought the family of sisters Steph, Sue and Lesley even closer together. They first experienced our care back in 2013, after Steph Hardman’s husband of 37 years, Jim, was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer. The grandfather received ‘amazing’ care at our Telford hospice and spent… Read more »

Browse 2,000 books at refurbished shop

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Bookworms can browse a selection of more than 2,000 books after our Ironbridge charity shop reopened its doors following an extensive refurbishment. Our shop in The Square closed six weeks ago to undergo work to improve the experience for our supporters. The shop’s longest serving volunteer, Audrey Biddulph, who has been helping out since our… Read more »

Shop volunteers celebrate 435 years of service

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Three of our dedicated volunteers who have been helping in one of our charity shops for 90 years between them have been honoured for their hard work. Audrey Evans, Sylvia Pritchard and Connie Bicknell volunteer at our Wyle Cop shop in Shrewsbury and started working for us back in 1989. Now, three decades on, their… Read more »