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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...
Male otter in River Severn by Kevin Wells
18 Jul 2022
As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations, Shropshire Wildlife Trust is calling for residents and organisations to support its new appeal to raise vital funds to continue wildlife conservation in the county. Shropshire’s beautiful countryside is home to some incredible species, but behind the scenery there is another story, wildlife is in crisis. Lapwing are declining and threatened with...
13 May 2022
A Shrewsbury charity CEO has completed her fundraising challenge to walk 70 miles along the Shropshire Way over six days before she retires. Community Resource Chief Executive Julia Baron was greeted by friends and colleagues at Tilstock Bradbury Village Hall, Tilstock, after crossing the finishing line at 3.15pm on Wednesday 11 May. The charity leader, who is stepping down at the end of August...
Fundraisers Sabrina Davies and Emma Yarwood from Pave Aways Building Contractors
19 Apr 2022
A daring duo from a Shropshire construction company will take the plunge and jump out of a plane to raise funds for Severn Hospice this weekend. Sabrina Davies and Emma Yarwood from Knockin based Pave Aways Building Contractors will take a leap of faith for the charity at Tilstock Airfield near Whitchurch on Saturday (April 23). They will perform the parachute jump from 15,000ft — a first for the...
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...
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...
24 Sep 2021
Two employees from wealth manager Brewin Dolphin’s Shrewbury office recently completed an exhilarating ‘wing walk’ (the act of standing on top of the wings of a plane, most commonly a biplane, during flight) for the office’s charity of the year, Parkinson’s UK, raising £1,255. Carrie Morris and Emma Morton, who took off from an airfield in Gloucestershire, put their fears behind them as they...
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,...
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...
25 Feb 2020
Thousands of Shropshire pupils will have the opportunity to improve their wellbeing using the power of meditation at a unique event later this year. But the organiser, an author and children’s mental health advocate, is appealing to local businesses to help make the day as successful as possible. Sarah Griffiths travels across the county and beyond delivering workshops at schools – all based on...
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