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Helping hand for hospice

Staff from three Shropshire companies joined forces to give a helping hand at a local hospice.

The teams from Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants, Kingsland Wealth Management and Henshalls, who are all neighbours in Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury, gave up their time to help the Severn Hospice.

They volunteered to clear an area of wasteland at the hospice site at Bicton, and spent a day working hard.

Keith Higgins, from Dyke Yaxley, said: “We are always keen to support local organisations and to give something back to our local community, so it was great to join forces to help the hospice.

“It was a busy day, but we all worked together to make sure we completed our project, and everyone was very pleased with the results of our efforts.”

Dave Williams, from Henshalls, said: “We decided to support the hospice as part of our programme of corporate and social responsibility initiatives, and we had no shortage of volunteers who wanted to take part.

“It was certainly different from our usual work day activities and a real challenge, but we were delighted to have been able to help such an important organisation.”

Severn Hospice is an independent charity and two thirds of its revenue comes from public fund-raising.

It first opened in 1989 and has cared for over 16,000 patients, caring for around 2,500 patients each year.

The hospice cares for people who are living with complex and progressive illnesses, with the aim of helping patients to sustain the quality of their life and to provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms.

And because incurable illnesses affect whole families and not just the patient, the hospice offers the same loving support, help and counselling to families, friends and carers.

Dyke Yaxley, Henshalls and Kingsland Wealth Management: