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15 Nov 2021
A Shropshire charity has launched its annual campaign to help local people who “will have to make the choice between heating and eating”. Community Resource, formerly known as Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (RCC), runs the appeal to raise funds to give out as grants for emergency fuel and energy-saving improvements in people’s homes. The Warmer Winter Appeal has distributed over £79,000 and...
Children enjoying a craft session at the Bell Tent Talk and Play session in the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury.
14 Nov 2021
Shropshire charity The Sea Change Trust are holding Talk and Play drop-in sessions for families with pre-school children in Shrewsbury and Pontesbury. The sessions take place in their Bell Tent in The Quarry Park in Shrewsbury on a Monday from 10am – 3pm, and at The Pavilion Community Hub and Library in Pontesbury on a Wednesday morning from 10am – 12noon (term time only). The sessions offer a...
04 Nov 2021
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival helped to raise nearly £9,000 to fund music therapy for its charity partner, Hope House Children’s Hospice.   Hope House, which supports children with life threatening illnesses and their families, totted up £8,834 from this year’s four-day music festival over August Bank Holiday, which included a donation from festival organisers for every adult...
16 Aug 2021
An extraordinary group of veterans has become the first adaptive team to kayak from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising more than £100,000 for charity. The team of five, who all have life-changing injuries, took just 26 days to complete their challenge in aid of the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST). They paddled a total of 1,400km – hitting speeds of up to 24km per hour, with their...
Climbing on an outdoor programme
17 Jun 2021
Climbing Out has been awarded two grants by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to help the charity support members of the armed forces, veterans and their family members. Climbing Out, which operates out of Shropshire, helps people across the UK. The charity works with people aged 18 years and over who have been through a life-changing injury, illness, or trauma to rebuild their confidence,...
Alan Bateson
07 May 2021
Alan Bateson from Bishop’s Castle is set to run the entire 177-mile length of Offa’s Dyke this June to raise money for a mental health charity. The path has an elevation gain of nearly 30,000 feet, which is the equivalent of going up Mount Everest from sea level, and then back down again. The 42 year old long distance running enthusiast will attempt to run the full distance within 60 hours, only...
26 Mar 2021
A Shrewsbury-based charity has teamed up with a local chef to host a virtual curry cook-along and raise vital funds for its projects. Lajina Leal from Lajina Masala will share her secrets in an online event in support of Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (Shropshire RCC). Taking place via Zoom from 4pm on Saturday 10 April, Lajina will guide participants through how to make an Indian dish,...
Signal challenge us to a 1hr sponsored silence
25 Feb 2021
On Wednesday, March 3 it is World Hearing Day, and local charity, Signal, are challenging Shropshire to a sponsored 1 hour silence. The challenge is mainly aimed at school aged children in their last week of home-schooling, whose parents may appreciate an hour of peace, but adults are encouraged to join in as well. Signal is based in Shropshire and supports people who are Deaf, have hearing loss ...
Penelope Timmis.
24 Sep 2020
A professional Shropshire artist has had her work auctioned at the annual Private View of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London this September. Penelope Timmis from Rowley, near Westbury in Shropshire is an award winning artist who works mainly in the medium of acrylic or oil on canvas or board. She supports a number of charities and worthwhile causes and is thrilled to be involved in the...
The Severn Hospice Superstore in Shrewsbury.
24 Sep 2020
One of Shrewsbury’s oldest companies has donated £10,000 to support Severn Hospice which has seen fundraising halted by the pandemic. The generous donation by Morris Lubricants, which celebrated its 150th birthday last year, comes as a welcome boost to the hospice which opened its first superstore in a 6,000 sq ft building rented from the company exactly two years ago. In normal times, the...
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