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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...
Picture of Louis who wants a home via Finding Furever Homes
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...
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