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Author Lorna McCann, pictured with schoolchildren at the 2016 event, is due to make a return to this year's event with other authors from Team Author UK

Shropshire’s charity Christmas market set to return

Alan Ward is bringing back its charity Christmas market this year to celebrate the work of local charities and community fundraising groups.
Duncan Kemp, general manager of Jump In Shrewsbury with Sally Johnson, founder of The Harry Johnson Trust, and Jump In staff ready for the half-term fundraising challenges

Jump In and challenge yourself in aid of The Harry Johnson Trust

A week-long series of challenges has been unveiled as part of a Shrewsbury trampoline park’s support for The Harry Johnson Trust.
Lych Gate at All Saints Church is Wellington's War Memorial. Photo: Google Street View

Big Remembrance Day commemoration planned in Wellington as volunteers publish new book

The biggest Remembrance Day commemoration for several years is due to take place in Wellington as a group of volunteers celebrate two years of research ending in a published book.
Volunteers from every walk of life share their time and experience

Volunteer opportunities available with Shropshire Scouts

Shropshire Scouts are looking for local people to get involved in a number of volunteer roles.
Wellington Rotarians give a big cheer after helping to buy a defibrillator for hikers and hotel guests pictured with (front)Wellington Rotary president Peter Williams, hotel general manager Wayne Jenson and Paul Watts, of SP Services, at the Buckatree Hall Hotel at the foot of The Wrekin

Lifesaving defibrillator installed at Shropshire hotel to coincide with Re-Start a Heart Week

A lifesaving defibrillator has been installed in a hotel at The Wrekin tourist spot to coincide with Re-Start a Heart Week, an education campaign run by health organisations.
Cadets from 1165 Oswestry Air Training Corps will play a major role at the Old Oswestry hillfort WW1 beacon lighting on the evening of November 11

Air cadets will shine bright at hillfort WW1 beacon event

They are well drilled in outdoor challenges, but cadets from 1165 (Oswestry) Squadron, Air Training Corps are currently preparing for field manoeuvres of a very different kind as part of WW1 commemorations on the Shropshire/Wales border.
Glider Pilot Regiment Society - Remembrance Photograph

Talk to look back at Glider Pilot Regiment and the RAF during the Second World War

As part of the 2018 RAF 100 celebrations join The Glider Pilot Regiment Society for an afternoon talk at RAF Cosford Museum.
Art on display have been produced by those who use art to express themselves

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery host exhibition with Shropshire Mind

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is hosting a special exhibition in partnership with local charity, Shropshire Mind.
Professor Anna Sutton (UCS), Charles Darwin, Katie Morris (Morris & Co) and Jake Evans

Shropshire’s Young Thinkers challenged to a flight of fancy with Charles Darwin

Creative young people in Shropshire can let their imaginations soar and come up with ideas of where they would travel with Charles Darwin in a newly launched competition.
Karen in the Ty Gobaith Snowflake Garden

Mum’s Brave Story Highlights the Work of Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices

A mum whose daughter died in a tragic accident is bravely sharing her story to publicise the work of Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices.
St John Ambulance volunteers demonstrate life saving skills

Learn free life saving skills with St John Ambulance for Restart a Heart 2018

St John Ambulance volunteers in Shropshire are giving free demonstrations of life saving skills as part of the Restart a Heart campaign this October.
Festivalgoers at this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise more than £7,000 to fund music therapy at Hope House. Photo: Steve Lacey

Record year of festival fundraising strikes the right note for charity

Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise a record amount for its long-term charity partner.
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