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10 Jul 2018
Staff from a Shropshire building contractor are unleashing their inner animal in order to raise thousands of pounds for the West Midlands Air Ambulance. Flamingos, tigers, and a chicken will be among the outfits donned by workers from Pave Aways when they take part in a Shropshire Safari for the firm’s annual charity challenge from July 27 to 29. The 12-strong team will complete a combined 84-...
13 Jun 2018
In an attempt to see Shropshire in the Guinness Book of Records in a fun, active and inclusive way, Revel-in-Dance is getting Shrewsbury in a flap! The aim is to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to dance the Charleston at one time. The current record is 975 people and is held by ‘Swing Patrol’ in London; so with this hefty figure to beat Revel in Dance...
Councillor Viv Parry and volunteers at The Furniture Scheme are trying to stop people dumping rubbish in the charity's yard
11 Jun 2018
A charity in South Shropshire is temporarily suspending all collections of donations as it struggles to cope with rubbish dumped on its doorstep. The Furniture Scheme, in Ludlow, restores and resells unwanted furniture and offers a free  collection service, but in recent months items which should be taken to the tip have instead been dumped by their door. Staff say the problem has increased ‘out...
17 May 2018
Shrewsbury Market Hall will be filled with song on Saturday 26th May, as a series of choirs ‘Sing for Africa’ in support of Shropshire-based charity Self Help Africa. Performances will take place throughout the day, featuring Belvidere Secondary School, Severn Soul Harmony and Zap UK. Steph Smith, Fundraising Executive at Self Help Africa, said they were pleased to be marking ‘Africa Day’ with...
17 May 2018
A taste of the Med is coming to Shrewsbury in the form of a charity dining event. Shrewsbury-based Self Help Africa are hosting their ‘Tapas Trail’ on Tuesday 19th June. Steph Smith, Fundraising Executive at Self Help Africa, said guests will enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and socialising in true Mediterranean style;  “This movable feast takes guests to three of Shrewsbury’s best...
Scarlet a horse who is looking for a home with Totem Horses
17 May 2018
SIZE isn’t everything and good friends can come in large packages according to an equine rescue struggling to find a home for a companion horse as people say she is just too big. Totem Horses, a not-for-profit rescue near Llanfechain, close to the Powys/Shropshire border is appealing for a companion home for Scarlet, a horse who is around 14 years old and 15.3hh (hands high). Scarlet, who is a...
01 May 2018
Today, Shrewsbury-based creative agency, Clear, handed a big cheque to Ruby Hartshorn, Chair of Shropshire Disability Network, for money raised at a charity raffle at their offices. The company invited clients and charities to help celebrate their 16th birthday and wrap up #ClearGiveBack – a series of 15 Random Acts of Kindness completed during the company’s 15th year in business. Gavin Mills,...
Stefan Laird, carpentry workshop supervisor for The Furniture Scheme, puts up a new sign for the bigger and better bookshop
16 Feb 2018
A well known book shop in Ludlow has moved into bigger and better premises. The book shop, which used to be housed in a room at the back of Renaissance in Tower Street, is popular for classic books and, at times, extremely rare books too. It has moved across the walkway at the back of the store into the former flea market shop opposite. James Cooper, operations manager for The Furniture Scheme...
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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