6th January 2024 and one of the most humbling of days to date. Whilst our adhoc visit back in December was warmly welcomed today’s planned visit meant we could see the real impact of community support for The Severn Hospice. Before the photograph opportunity to hand over the first funds raised, we were delighted to be shown round the refurbished part of the Hospice. Each room meticulously redesigned with families in mind enabling their loved ones to receive the holistic care and support by dedicated staff and volunteers. Thank you to Phil who took time to show us around and to Professor Derek taking time to share his vision for the Hospice. Every step of the tour encapsulated the passion of the journeys the staff and volunteers take at what can only be described as life changing for the families both during and after life limiting illnesses. The memories made and last wishes made possible are what is hoped to ease the pain after loved ones pass.

The support extends out into the community with specially trained Nurses ( often given the name of the Blue Butterfly’s) visiting out in homes where the hope is to keep families together for as long as possible. When we set out on our journey to raise important funds for the Severn Hospice we had hoped to raise awareness of the wonderful work they do. Having visited today that vision has grown.

The hospice is home from home for families at one of the most difficult times. It is a privilege to be in a position to support the continued love and care that impacts so many across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and North Powys. Over the months ahead we will be planning some fundraising events and welcome any support available from our Telford Raiders community past and present.

The Cheque given was raised after a charity auction made possible by kind donations from local businesses as well as Rugby league Clubs. If you would like to donate anything for the next event please contact the Fundraising Team.