Woodford Foundation Changing lives in Africa

Deaf children living in poor countries are some of the most vulnerable children in the world.   They are often isolated, rejected and abused.

Woodford is the Shrewsbury based charity dedicated to helping them.

Their office is hidden away behind Shrewsbury’s Music Hall, but from there Woodford is transforming the lives of “hidden” children in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.

Laura Herbert, Graduate & Apprentice Manager for Shropshire Council

Laura Herbert, Graduate & Apprentice Manager for Shropshire Council discusses her previous role as a graduate trainee on the Shropshire Council Graduate Programme and making the big step into the post-university world. Follow Laura on twitter @lauherbs

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Laura Herbert is the Graduate & Apprentice Manager for Shropshire Council and the manager of ShropGrad, the organisation’s Graduate Programme. Over the next few months, the graduates on the programme will be chronicling their progress, discussing key themes within graduate employment and offering advice and shadowing opportunities for local graduates.

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Brian’s had too much time on his hands!

There’s only so many hours in a day - but spare a thought for Brian Evans who had to fit around 1,000 into an eight-hour shift.
Brian, from Oswestry, is the Manager at the F Hinds store in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre, in Shrewsbury, and was having nightmares as the end of British Summertime drew near.

And that’s because, after the hour change as clocks went back on Sunday, October 28, Brian had to go to work on adjusting the time on the store’s stock of around 750 watches and 250 clocks.

Shropshire hospital communication team to get their MO on for charity


Members of a hospital Communications Team in Shropshire will be sporting a different look this month – when they grow moustaches to boost charity funds and raise awareness of men’s health.

The team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is taking part in Movember 2012, a month-long campaign highlighting men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Movember Photoshoot Offer

Shropshire broadcaster, writer and photographer Jim Hawkins is taking part in Movember.  Movember is a worldwide men's-health awareness campaign, in which men grow moustaches for the entire month of November.  They're sponsored for their efforts, and all funds go to support awareness of and research into conditions like prostate or testicular cancer.

Enable - Shropshire Councils Specialist employment service for people with disabilities

Enable is a Shropshire based specialist supported employment service for people with disabilities. We’re part of Shropshire Council and provide a range of services to help people with learning disabilities and mental health problems find paid work.
Most of the people we help have complex and multiple barriers and are traditionally the furthest away from the jobs market.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Shipwrecked in Shropshire

Shipwrecks have fascinated me since my teens. Some would argue this was due to a huge crush on Leonardo Di Caprio rather than the mysteries of the Titanic itself, but given my passion for archaeology I like to believe Leo had only had a small part to play! So I am pretty excited that we have some pieces (pictured) from a shipwreck here in Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury…a shipwreck that has been called ‘The Titanic of the East’.

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Vicky runs local antiques business It's a nomad life with her partner Sam Handbury-Madin. The shop, which moved from Wyle Cop to Green Lane in 2015, sells Tribal and Asian art and collectables from around the world. Vicky is a Shropshire lass, who moved back to Shrewsbury in 2008 after time spent in Italy, London and St. Andrews (where she studied archaeology and ancient history). She met her husband Sam on her return and they opened It's a nomad life in 2012, combining their love of travel and old things! Vicky also works as a Freelance Fundraising Consultant.

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WHY NOT BECOME A VIP and help the BHF Shrewsbury

What still amazes me is how many people walk in with the phrases "We didn't know you are here" "If only we had known you were"

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) added its Furniture & Electrical store to Shrewsbury in July last year. Located next to Mothercare, the redundant MarkOne unit gave way to the store, which opened its doors on the Middle Mall of the Darwin Shopping Centre. From day one, the people of Shrewsbury and surrounding areas have be extremely helpful and generous with their donations

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Award for stylist Lucie

A talented hair stylist has picked up a top award in a major competition.

Lucie Ainge, from Copthorne, Shrewsbury, took bronze in an Avant Garde Hair-styling competition run by Wolverhampton College.

The 20-year-old who works at the K2 Salon in Shrewsbury’s busy Darwin Shopping Centre, was competing against stylist from salons across the West Midlands.

Lucie, who has been with K2 for four years, started as a Saturday girl while still in school at Meole Brace Science College.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Shropshire’s very own Military Wives Choir

Shropshire’s very own Military Wives Choir will be delighting late night shoppers in Shrewsbury’s busy Darwin Centre next week.

The 40-strong choir made up of women from the bases at RAF Shawbury and Tern Hill, near Market Drayton, will be performing at Marks and Spencers in the Centre from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on Wednesday, December 5.

It’s a thankyou to the store and manager Martin Woodhouse after they kited the choristers out with smart matching purple scarves and gloves, just gthe thing for a frosty night’s carol singing.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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