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Oswestry couple hand over birthday donations to Lingen Davies to say thank you for treatment

By | 2019-09-04T17:44:20+00:00 September 5th, 2019|Blog, Charity|

Naomi Atkin, Lingen Davies Chief Executive Officer with Muriel and Graham Marston from Oswestry. A woman has handed over hundreds of pounds to the Shropshire charity which treated her husband. Muriel Marston asked her family, friends and work colleagues for donations to the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre in lieu of presents when she celebrated her 70th birthday in

Ten-year-old Wrekin Rider brings home British title

By | 2019-08-29T12:08:21+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Blog, Charity|

Ten-year-old Erin Marsh with her club coach Kieran Edwards, chairman of Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club. A 10 year old girl from a Telford BMX club has brought home a British title after racing against the best riders in the country. Erin Marsh, who rides for Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club in Dawley, took the British number 8

SSAFA Shropshire marks Armed Forces Day 2019

By | 2019-06-19T10:08:49+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Blog, Charity|

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

Shropshire’s charity cricket event sponsorship extended

By | 2019-05-28T07:16:55+00:00 May 30th, 2019|Blog, Business News, Charity|

Bosses at a Shropshire telecoms firm today announced they had extended their sponsorship of a sell-out charity cricket day and a major business networking event for a further three years. Shropshire County Cricket Club’s Pure Telecom Challenge will be held at Wrekin College on July 11. The day is the largest event on the local business calendar and is regularly

The Harry Johnson Trust 4th anniversary party hailed a success

By | 2018-11-11T08:00:40+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Blog, Charity|

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. 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

A new chapter begins for both Jean Jarvis and The Furniture Scheme

By | 2018-09-13T14:03:30+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Blog, Business News, Charity|

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

Ex-England rugby star helps Shropshire children improve their skills at charity summer club

By | 2018-08-30T15:27:39+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Blog, Business News, Charity|

An ex-England rugby player and British Lion has spent part of his summer coaching Shropshire children to play the sport thanks to a local charity. More than 60 boys and girls aged between four and 11 were taught skills by Tim Stimpson at a tag rugby summer activity programme organised by The Furniture Scheme.

South Shropshire charity to end management of busy community centre

By | 2018-08-30T15:17:28+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Blog, Business News, Charity|

A South Shropshire charity is to end it’s management of a busy community centre in Craven Arms. Staff at The Furniture Scheme said they are very proud of the way they have built up Community Arts Sports Craven Arms (CasCA) for the last five years, but from October 1 responsibility for the Newington Way building will transfer to Halo Leisure.

Shropshire trampoline park backs charity in memory of local boy

By | 2018-07-18T13:59:29+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Blog, Charity|

Staff at Jump In Shrewsbury are fundraising for The Harry Johnson Trust A Shropshire trampoline park is set to raise funds for a charity supporting local children affected by cancer. Bosses at Shrewsbury’s Jump In will be supporting the Harry Johnson Trust over the next 12 months in memory of the seven-year-old who passed away following a battle