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14 Feb 2018
A Shropshire web hosting firm are getting behind a charity bike ride event, donating hosting services and a free website to help get the event off the ground. The Midnight Ride event, now in its fourth year, will set off from Oswestry and travel through Welshpool to Lake Vyrnwy and back to Oswestry – totalling 85 miles, leaving at midnight on Saturday 23 June and returning at sunrise on Sunday 24...
Secret Supper 2018
13 Feb 2018
Shrewsbury-based charity Self Help Africa has once again teamed up with Shrewsbury Food Festival and six ‘secret’ restaurants in the town to organise Shrewsbury’s ‘Secret Supper’ dining event on Tuesday 24th April. Fundraising Officer Steph Smith said the event had raised close to £20,000 for Self Help Africa since 2014, with many guests returning year on year:  “Marking the launch of the 2018...
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13 Feb 2018
  Heart Op Puppy In Need Of Love To Mend Broken Heart This Valentine’s Day   A NEGLECTED PUPPY who survived lifesaving surgery to mend a broken heart is looking for a home of his own for Valentine’s day and the rest of his life.   Louis was rescued as part of a cruelty case from a home with 14 dogs, where they had no access to a garden or any form of exercise or stimulation in West Mercia. Many...
22 Jan 2018
A charity that works to improve life and treatment for people living with cancer has received a welcome boost from Shropshire's leading independent care home provider. Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes in the county on a not-for-profit basis, donated £500 to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in lieu of sending Christmas cards during the recent festive season. Chief Executive David Coull recently...
19 Dec 2017
Severnside Housing has donated £200 to the Shrewsbury Food Bank to help fund festive food parcels for those most in need this Christmas. Shrewsbury Food Bank, based in Longden Coleham, is run by a group of volunteers who organise and distribute parcels of donated food to individuals and families every week. They are dedicated to helping people who find themselves in times of real hardship by...
03 Dec 2017
Bluebird Care Shropshire is supporting The Alzheimer's Society this Friday (Dec 8) as they take part in ELF DAY to offer support and raise awareness of dementia. The award-winning company provides at-home care to people living in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry, Ellesmere and the surrounding areas. It will be holding activities at its head offices in Bayston Hill as well as a special Elf...
28 Nov 2017
Health & Social Care students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are running a food bank to support two Shropshire homeless charities. The London Road Campus based students have set up collection boxes at English Bridge, Welsh Bridge and their own campus reception until 14 December. There are a variety of things that students, staff and visitors can drop off to help those less fortunate,...
06 Nov 2017
A CD launched in tribute to the co-founder of Shrewsbury Folk Festival has raised more than £4,000 for a charity set up in his name to support young and emerging musicians. The profits from Resound, a 15-track recording featuring tracks from artists including Oysterband, Jon Boden, Grace Petrie and Karine Polwart, will be ploughed into the Alan Surtees Trust. The Trust, which has been formed by...
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31 Oct 2017
A SHROPSHIRE canine charity is desperate to raise £4,000 to pay for life-changing operations to help a puppy called Louis and his brother who were rescued from a home where they were subject to neglect. Finding Furever Homes is a volunteer-run charity that helps to rescue and rehome dogs throughout England and Wales. As a charitable trust, they provide funding to sponsor kennels and foster homes...
26 Oct 2017
Visitors to a Shropshire music festival have helped to raise more than £6,400 for music therapy sessions for children with life limiting illnesses.  This year’s fundraising at Shrewsbury Folk Festival takes the overall amount pledged to Hope House since the festival began in its partnership with the charity in 2008 to more than £56,000.  The money is raised through collections during the event at...
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