Shrewsbury

19 Jun 2019
Armed Forces Day is less than a month away and our team of volunteers will once again be hitting the streets of Shrewsbury, raising vital funds to aid the work we do at SSAFA - and we need your help! The street collection is being organised by Sue Beighton and Brian Glendinning. It takes place on Saturday, June 29, in the town centre and we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to help us...
17 Jun 2019
A national provider of business tax reliefs is continuing to promote the achievements of SMEs across the region following an evening of celebrations on Friday. Catax, which helps businesses to access beneficial tax reliefs for patents, Capital Allowances and Research & Development, sponsored two award categories at the prestigious Shropshire Chamber Business Awards 2019 through its business...
Friends of the WSTN visit the recording studio
11 Jun 2019
Launch of Talking Newspaper Friends The West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) has launched a Friends group for people who would like to support this local charity, but who are not able to take part as hands-on volunteers. At a special event in the Roy Fletcher Centre, Shrewsbury on 6 June 2019  chairman Peter Waller welcomed some of the first Friends who have signed up with standing order...
11 Jun 2019
The sun shone and more than 8,000 visitors turned out to help make the 2019 Shropshire County Show another major success. The packed programme of entertainment at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury offered something to suit all tastes and ages - with the added bonus this year of under 16s getting into the show free. Neale Sadler, Show Chairman, said: “There was some speculation about...
05 Jun 2019
A Shropshire law firm has announced two new charity partners. FBC Manby Bowdler has adopted The Ark in Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton’s Compton Care as its chosen charities for the next two years. Staff at the firm, which has offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Wolverhampton, Willenhall and Redditch, voted for the charities from a list of organisations that were suggested...
 Richard and Craig Hughes, of Chrisbeon.
29 May 2019
Hundreds of spectators at next week’s Wacky Races in Shrewsbury will be able to support a charity that offers a lifeline to young people who have been affected by physical or mental trauma. Climbing Out was founded by Kelda Wood, who hit the headlines this year after becoming the first adaptive person to row the Atlantic solo. Her challenge, which saw her row at sea for 76 days, 15 hours and 37...
Shrewsbury Food Festival
28 May 2019
The Shrewsbury Food Festival returns on the 29th and 30th June for its seventh year, with 200 exhibitors, a bigger, better BBQ area, demonstrations, chef school, live music and lots of fun activities for kids.  The festival was attended by around 30,000 people last year. For the third year running the festival was named the ‘Best Food Festival in the Midlands’ at the What’s On Readers’ Awards...
27 May 2019
A Shropshire based cycling team is well on its way to achieving its goal of becoming the top amateur racing team in the West Midlands. ‘Holohan Coaching Race Team’, which is mentored and coached by former UCI professional Liam Holohan, has already had some excellent wins this season. The team is sponsored by Shrewsbury based estate agents Cooper Green Pooks, independent charteredinsurance brokers...
Philip Robinson Financial champagne prize winner
25 May 2019
The old cellars at Tanners Wine Merchants on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury were the impressive venue and backdrop to the first Taste Good Fortune event to take place in Shropshire recently. Local man, Philip Robinson, hosted the fun evening which began with a welcome glass of Spanish Cava (to celebrate another anniversary of his Financial Planning advice business) and a brief introduction to the guest...
Paul Kirkbright - University Centre Shrewsbury, Ali McGowan - Shrewsbury Bookfest, Claire Rogers - The Wynn Foundation
24 May 2019
Since 2010, the charity Shrewsbury Bookfest has run its exciting Book Award scheme every two years, reaching almost 2,000 primary school children each time across Shropshire and it has become the charity’s flagship project winning plaudits from schools, teachers, children’s authors and the Education Centre at The Guardian newspaper.  No wonder then that this impactful reading development project...
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