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Hospice charity set to fold

 
Created on 22/04/2022 @ 08:28


Llanfyllin Town Council has put out a desperate appeal for support, or a charity group that has raised thousands of pounds for a hospice could close down.

The council announced that the Llanfyllin Severn Hospice Support Group had decided to close after support dwindled through the pandemic, but it said all is not lost should fresh blood step forward.

“Increased charges and small numbers on the committee make the group no-longer viable,” the council explained in a statement.

“We wish to extend huge thanks to all who have supported the group over the years.”

However, the council went on to say that “if anyone does feel strongly about joining the current secretary and treasurer to prevent this closure, please contact Jenny Ellis 07815557031 or Eleri Lloyd 07967391452”.

Severn Hospice gives specialist care and support free of charge to families across Shropshire and North Powys who are living with an incurable illness. It says that it needs to raise £2 for every £3 that it spends and relies heavily on fund raising activities from individuals and support groups. 

During the pandemic, the hospice claimed that it was losing more than £100,000 a week in income as its shops shut, events were cancelled and supporters were confined to their homes.

 

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