Charity Partner 2019/20
Our local charity partner in this area is Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance
The Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations that operate across the area working together to make Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin dementia friendly. The steering group meet bimonthly alternating across venues in Telford and Wrekin. For Further Information:
Over £7,000 has been distributed across 10 local groups in Shrewsbury in 2016
Over £7,000 has been distributed across 10 local groups in Shrewsbury in 2016 including allocating funds to support Shrewsbury Young Carers to hold a Christmas party last year, providing respite for the young carers and an opportunity to enjoy the Christmas festivities.
Colleagues contributed over 980 volunteering hours in Shrewsbury in 2016.
Colleagues and members have donated over 4,000 products to their local food banks, providing meals to over 100 families in need.
Working with; Bicton C Of E School, Bishops Castle Community College, and Priory Secondary School to help develop young people.
Helping to provide a safe place for vulnerable young people in Shrewsbury by supporting the local Street Pastors support vehicle.
Our local 2017 charity partner is Hope House.
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Hope House provides specialist nursing care and support to children with conditions so serious they are not expected to reach early adulthood. The Hope House teams support the whole family from diagnosis throughout the lifetime of the child and beyond and help children enjoy the best quality of life and be as comfortable, happy and fulfilled as they can be.
Support includes: Stays at Hope House, bereavement and counselling services, Home Care, support for brothers and sisters nd social work team.
Hope House are located in Owestry, Shropshire.
Our local 2016 charity partner in this area was Severn Hospice who give specialist care and support free of charge to families across Shropshire and Mid Wales who are living with an incurable illness.
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The Severn Hospice support families through the good days and bad days because they believe that when cure is no longer possible, care is. Since 1989, they have given free care and support to more than 27,000 patients and their loved ones during their time of greatest need. They now help more than 2,800 local people every year.
The hospice is part of health services offered to people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Wales but they are not part of the NHS. The hospice is a completely independent charity, having to raise around two-thirds of its running costs.
All of the care they provide to thousands of people every year is only possible thanks to the generous support they receive from the communities they serve. Their services are funded through a combination of kind donations from local people, fundraising activities, a lottery and retail departments, gifts in people’s wills and grants from the NHS.
Download the year-end impact report.