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08 Sep 2022
One of Shropshire’s biggest music festivals has raised more than £10,000 to fund music therapy sessions for children with life-threatening illnesses.   Shrewsbury Folk Festival has boosted the coffers of Hope House Children’s Hospices by £10,185 thanks to a contribution from the organisers for every adult weekend ticket, donations from festivalgoers and other fundraising activities at the event...
07 Sep 2022
A special ceremony has been held by a Shropshire charity to celebrate the success of young learners who have overcome a mix of challenges to gain the skills and qualifications required ready for the world of work or further training. Landau, which runs its study programme for 16-19 year olds, held its graduation event on August 31 at Casey’s in Donnington with 37 learners receiving certificates...
30 Aug 2022
A new job search website to help Shropshire’s business ease their recruitment problems has been launched by a specialist charity. Wellington-based supported employment and training charity Landau has launched the free Connectjobs4u website to help match job seekers with employers that have vacancies to fill. The first businesses to be given the opportunity to advertise on the site will be the 33...
11 Aug 2022
Avid Disabled Adventurer takes on his biggest challenge yet - to complete multiple marathons across the world.   Disabled Adventurer and Motivational Speaker, Darren Edwards, is set to redefine the limitations of disability by becoming the first ever wheelchair user to attempt the 777 World Marathon Challenge   – a feat which sees participants complete seven marathons in seven days across seven...
(from left)  Sinh Giang, Data and BI Analyst;  Dr Simon Chapple, Medical Director;  Gosia Danielska, HR Assistant Systems and Data; Daniel Robinson, Chief Executive Officer; David Coull, Chairman;  Sharon Jochum,  HR Assistant
20 Jul 2022
Shropdoc team taking to the water to aid Severn Hospice A Shropdoc team is busy getting into shape to make a big splash for charity - by taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival in Shrewsbury this weekend (JUL). The festival is returning this year at Shrewsbury School Boat Club over the weekend of July 23rd and 24th and the Shropdoc team is looking to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship for a...
Steve Wyatt - mono photograph of a man restoring wooden furniture
12 Jul 2022
A former drug addict and ex-prisoner who turned his life around after meeting Shropshire-based celebrity furniture restorer Jay Blades will give an inspirational talk to job seekers at an event at Shrewsbury prison later this month. Steve Wyatt, who has overcome a 22-year addiction to drugs, to follow his dream of running his own furniture restoration shop, will attend the Building Shropshire...
Group of five people - two men, one woman and two young people - stood with a large cheque and balloon creating the number 10
12 Jul 2022
The team behind a Shropshire charity is celebrating after winning a £10,000 grant thanks to the support of a county financial adviser. Shrewsbury-based SYA (formerly Shropshire Youth Association) runs youth clubs, activities for young people and support groups across the county. Jack Fallows, a financial adviser at Herald Wealth Management, an appointed representative of St. James’s Place, ...
Mark and Lizzi Smith sat on mopeds for Community Resource and Wheels to Work Silverstone
11 Jul 2022
A prominent Shrewsbury-based charity is working with an established motorcycle hire firm to provide low-cost travel solutions for people in Shropshire.  Community Resource is working with Wheels to Work Silverstone to offer an enhanced and expanded moped hire scheme in Shropshire from 11 July. The charity has run its own affordable transport scheme since 1995, which has offered short-term moped...
Community Resource outdoor walks
14 Jun 2022
A Shrewsbury-based charity is inviting people to get involved in volunteering to help isolated people become more active. The callout comes from Community Resource, an organisation that supports people and communities facing challenges across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Community Resource has over 50 people volunteering for projects including supporting people with hearing and sight loss,...
John Payne, Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research in memory of Matt Payne
27 May 2022
A Shropshire care assistant, who changed career after his brother died from an aggressive brain tumour, is taking on a marathon challenge in his memory and to raise vital funds for charity. John Payne, who works at Barclay Gardens care home in Donnington, is taking part in the Jog 26.2 Miles in May challenge in support of Brain Tumour Research and with just a few days to go he is stepping up his...
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