SWG team focuses on summer of fundraising events for Severn Hospice
31 May 2023

We are proud of our ongoing commitment to support charitable organisations and events across our community whenever we can - and are always amazed by the response of our staff who are keen to be part of those efforts.

This year, our team is heavily involved in raising much-needed funds for Severn Hospice -  a charity which is doing such a wonderful job in caring for people with incurable illness and their families. It’s an extremely important service and it seems like most people have been touched in some way by the work they do.

We are delighted to support the charity and are grateful to our staff who are getting involved in various fundraising activities. So now we want to raise as much money as possible for this cause.

 Severn Hospice 2

Stepping out

SWG team members are taking part in the charity’s Walk In Our Shoes fundraiser - which recognises the average 10,000 steps a day taken by Severn Hospice nurses and care teams. Our team of 14 is taking on an array of physical activities to achieve the equivalent of 10,000 steps, about five miles, per day for an entire month.

We have a team booked in to compete at the Dragon Boat Festival in Shrewsbury on Sunday, July 23 - a massive fundraiser for Severn Hospice and we can’t wait to get out on the water! We will have a big presence there on the day so please come along and say hello if you can.

Dragon Boat Race 23

In August we will be spending a couple of days volunteering at Severn Hospice’s HQ, and then, in September, we are self-organising a coastal walking challenge - Ynyslas to Llangrannog, a total of 45.6 miles over two days.


Jess Druce, Severn Hospice’s Corporate Fundraiser said: “We are delighted the team at SWG Group are going all out in support for Severn Hospice this summer.

“They’ll be stepping up for us in some fantastic challenges including Walk in our Shoes, the 10,000 steps a day challenge, and a gruelling two-day coastal walk stomp. Then they’ll be swapping the land for water at our annual Dragon Boat Festival.

“I’m sure they’ll have a fantastic time taking on these challenges as a group with such camaraderie, encouraging each other every step and stroke of the way.

“We’re thrilled the team will also be volunteering with us at the hospice donating the precious gift of their time, expertise and care. 

“Their support means so much to us and we are really grateful to everyone at SWG Group. Every penny they raise will make a real difference and will enable us to be there for thousands of local people living with incurable illness.”


A bigger picture

In addition to fundraising for Severn Hospice and as part of our continued Corporate Social Responsibility, we have already donated to and are supporting a variety of other charitable organisations and events.

These include: Welshpool FC home kit sponsorship; the Circus Starr Spring Tour 2023; the Dudley Mayor's Business Club; Armed Forces Day in Dudley on July 25; The Shine Balloon Race on June 23; a Macmillan coffee morning on September 29; Welshpool 1940’s weekend sponsorship; and a cash donation to Llandysilio Church in Wales School.    


The school's Headteacher Mrs Williams said: ''We are so grateful to SWG for their kind donation. It contributed to a fantastic Love Our School Day. To see so many people coming together to make our school sparkle was fantastic. Our school is at the heart of the community, and this was reflected in all the generous donations of time and support we received.” 


Difficult times

We are only too aware of the challenging financial times we are all living through at present. Charities, other groups and organisations and those behind events are all experiencing difficulties in achieving their goals. SWG and our team will always do what we can to support these most deserving causes.