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Sally, Stephen and Eric Johnson with Jump In Shrewsbury staff and their friends and charity supporters marking the 4th anniversary of The Harry Johnson Trust.
11 Nov 2018
Families bounced, laughed and partied together at a county trampoline park as they celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Harry Johnson Trust. Supporters who have helped raised thousands of pounds for the trust in memory of seven-year-old Harry Johnson turned out at Jump In Shrewsbury to mark the anniversary. Bosses at Jump In Shrewsbury offered complimentary exclusive use of the trampoline park,...
 Author Lorna McCann, pictured with schoolchildren at the 2016 event, is due to make a return to this year's event with other authors from Team Author UK.
22 Oct 2018
A Shropshire department store is bringing back its charity Christmas market this year to celebrate the work of local charities and community fundraising groups. Alan Ward is hosting the event at its store in Ennerdale Road, Shrewsbury, on December 8th and 9th and will feature charity stalls, entertainment and special children’s festive activity stations around the store. Maddie Hodge, marketing...
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15 Oct 2018
A volunteer-run dog charity is appealing for a local home for one of their rescue dogs in need of a caring owner.  Finding Furever Homes, who sponsor kennels near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, are calling on dog lovers in the surrounding areas to come forward and give Chica, one of their rescue dogs, a ‘furever’ home. Chica, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull-terrier, suffers from a condition called...
Shropshire RCC and Just Credit Union are working together to support people get to work
09 Oct 2018
A Shrewsbury-based charity and credit union have teamed up to help more people in Shropshire get on the road and into work. Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (Shropshire RCC) offers vehicle loans to those living in the county who are missing out on employment or training positions because of a lack of public transport. The Wheels2Work scheme provides scooters and electric bikes at an...
Jean Jarvis at the opening of The Longford Centre in Cannock
30 Sep 2018
The face of a leading Shropshire charity which has been helping the community for almost 25 years is moving on to pastures new, safe in the knowledge that her pioneering project is in good hands. Jean Jarvis MBE founded The Furniture Scheme in Ludlow in 1994 as a way to reuse unwanted household items and provide the means for some of the most deprived in the community to build an independent life...
Tudor Humphreys- Macmillan Partnership Manager  & Tracy Knowles - British Ironwork Centre
28 Sep 2018
For the past few years we have been honoured to host Macmillan Cancer Trust in the world’s biggest coffee morning to help raise vital funds for their wonderful cause. This September the 28th saw an even bigger selection of homemade cakes, attendees, and tastiness adorn our Forge Café tables than last year. With each cake being brought in by a member of the Ironworks Centre staff, the range and...
Duncan Kemp, general manager of Jump In Shrewsbury with Sally Johnson, founder of The Harry Johnson Trust, and Jump In staff ready for next month's half-term fundraising challenges.
24 Sep 2018
A week-long series of challenges has been unveiled as part of a Shrewsbury trampoline park’s support for The Harry Johnson Trust. The event will be the first since Jump In bosses announced they would be raising money for the charity, which supports local children affected by cancer. The charity was founded when seven-year-old Harry tragically passed away following a battle with double hit non-...
18 Sep 2018
A Shropshire farmer is taking on a marathon cycling challenge from London to Paris this month to raise money for the fight against blood cancers. Richard Gough, from Fenemere, near Shrewsbury, will be tackling the route over four days from September 20 and money raised from the London 2 Paris 2018 challenge event will go to Cure Leukaemia. Richard, a trustee of the West Midlands Agricultural...
04 Sep 2018
A specialist pensions advice company in Telford has out bid a host of other businesses to win one of the famous giant ducks which have been seen on display in Ironbridge and the Southwater complex. Pensionlite based in Stafford Park won their charity auction for the nine foot duck which was being held in aid of Severn Hospice and the Jayne Sargent Foundation. The colourful duck called C-Ellie-...
Richard Lent and Tom Williams of Pensionlite with fellow climbers on a recent assent of Snowdon
31 Aug 2018
Two Shropshire men are set to undertake one of the UK's toughest physical challenges next month – for not one, but two local charities. The pair are raising money for both Hope House and Compton Care and are looking to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge inside 24 hours. Pensionlite advisers Richard Lent and Tom Williams will be part of a seven strong team hoping to conquer Ben Nevis in...
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