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Birmingham and Solihull residents raise £49,000 for St Mary’s Hospice with Christmas tree recycling scheme 

19 Jan 18

Residents rose to the challenge of recycling a record number of Christmas trees to raise £49,000 for local charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.


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Recycled Christmas trees help to raise £11,000 for St Giles Hospice 

19 Jan 18

Recycled Christmas trees have given a boost to a local charity.


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Lichfield ‘Treecycle’ raises thousands for St Giles Hospice 

17 Jan 18

A Christmas ‘treecycle’ has raised more than 11,000 to support the work of St Giles Hospice…


Local news
Charity donates specialist assistive technology to local children’s hospice 

16 Jan 18

Children and young people at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak have been donated a package of specialist assistive technology worth thousands of pounds by national children’s charity Lifelites.


Local news
Local hospice brings crucial care closer to South Birmingham community 

11 Jan 18

St Mary’s Hospice has launched a new Satellite Clinic in Druids Heath to ensure more people living across Birmingham have access to crucial hospice care.


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Gin-tasting ‘adventure’ in Lichfield to raise cash for hospices 

11 Jan 18

LOVE Gin at the Guildhall in March is raising money for St Giles Hospice and The Donna Louise…


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Gin-tasting ‘adventure’ in Lichfield to raise cash for hospices 

11 Jan 18

LOVE Gin at the Guildhall in March is raising money for St Giles Hospice and The Donna Louise…


News
More than £16,500 raised by Ankerside shoppers in 2017 

5 Jan 18

TAMWORTH shoppers have helped to raise more than £16,500 for local charities in one year, after 38 organisations fundraised at the town’s shopping centre.


Local news
John Taylor Hospice Launches New 3 Year Plan 

3 Jan 18

John Taylor Hospice is aiming to reach more local families with the launch of its new Three Year Strategic Plan, The Way Ahead.


News
Christmas tree recycling scheme in aid of St Mary’s Hospice. 

29 Dec 17

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January, Volunteers from St Mary’s Hospice will be out and about collecting Christmas trees for recycling.


Local news
Record turnout for charity’s Jingle Bell Jog 

24 Dec 17

Birmingham St Mary’s Jingle Bell Jog had 700 Santas taking part in the festive fundraiser – smashing last year’s numbers by more than 200 participants.


News
Local businesses help give families a Christmas treat at the Lichfield Garrick 

21 Dec 17

Local businesses have helped give 13 families from the local area a Christmas treat at the Lichfield Garrick.


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Pranked! Watch Aston Villa stars John Terry and Jack Grealish fall for the oldest trick in the book! 

21 Dec 17

A recent trip to Acorns Children’s Hospice ended in hilarious fashion for these two Aston Villa stars…


News
Tamworth charities receive Operation Christmas gifts in time for Christmas 

19 Dec 17

TAMWORTH shoppers have generously donated a haul of presents to a local shopping centre’s gifting appeal, giving three charities the chance to enjoy a spectacular Christmas.


News
Zoe’s Place needs YOUR help to keep all its cot beds open 

18 Dec 17

Lack of funds means baby hospice can only open four of six beds…


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calling north east comms people, can you help hack to help a hospice? 

15 Dec 17

What is a hack day? It’s people getting together on a day and seeing what they can come up with to crack a problem.


News
Chance to recycle your Christmas tree and raise money for St Giles Hospice 

13 Dec 17

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being given the chance to get rid of their Christmas tree after the festive season to raise money for charity.


Local news
Primary school’s harvest tradition helps local hospice 

8 Dec 17

Kind-hearted pupils from a Yardley Wood primary school have donated their harvest festival goods to a local hospice.


News
Still time to donate to Ankerside’s Operation Christmas 

7 Dec 17

A SHOPPING centre’s Christmas gifting appeal is proving a huge success, as hundreds of generous shoppers kindly donate presents for three Staffordshire charities.


Local news
Hundreds of santas dash through Cannon Hill Park for children’s charity 

4 Dec 17

More than 500 Santas descended on Cannon Hill Park on Saturday to raise vital funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.


News
Hundreds of Santas dash through Cannon Hill Park for charity 

4 Dec 17

More than 500 Santas descended on Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham on Saturday (02/12) to raise vital funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.


Blog comment
Oh Christmas Tree…. 

1 Dec 17

My photographs don’t do these beautiful trees justice but they give you a flavour of the Aldridge Village Partnership Christmas Tree Festival that started today at The Methodist Church in Aldridge.


News
Wasps star Danny Cipriani shows caring side as he sings to tot on visit to Zoe’s Place as hospice calls for vital support 

30 Nov 17

Christian Wade, Josh Bassett, Ben Harris and Danny Cipriani gave gifts to children at Zoe’s Place as hospice faces an 80K shortfall in funding this Christmas…


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Light up a Life by St Mary’s Hospice, 30 Nov 2017 

28 Nov 17

30 Nov 2017 – Community at Oozells Square St Mary’s Hospice will be helping members of the public remember loved ones this Christmas with their special Light up a Life event.


Local news
Celebrating 30 years of fundraising for Acorns Children’s Hospice 

27 Nov 17

In September, Acorns Children’s Hospice celebrated the opening of their first shop in Cotteridge 30 years ago.