Severn Hospice in plea for £10,000 unpaid sponsor money

Almost £10,000 in sponsorship pledges has not been paid to a charity, officials say.

Severn Hospice, which has units in Shropshire and Mid-Wales, said the money was outstanding after several major events held last year.

The amount would pay for 24-hour care for a patient for nearly three weeks, a spokesman said.

The charity is now appealing to people to honour their donations by posting a cheque or pay over the telephone.

Lucy Proctor, fundraising manager, said: "Each year we try to organise a number of events for the people of Shropshire and Mid-Wales offering a fun way to support their local hospice.

"The money we raise from our events helps fund care for people suffering from life limiting illnesses such as cancer.

"The more we can contribute to the hospice the more people will benefit from the unique care we provide."

Part of the care the hospices offer includes medical therapies and respite care for day patients.

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