Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

Chief Executive of Coverage Care David Coull on the receiving end of the Ice Bucket Challenge at the organisation’s fundraiser for Severn Hospice

A fundraising afternoon involving a chilling challenge has helped to raise £200 in aid of Shropshire’s Severn Hospice.


Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes for mainly older people in Shropshire on a not for profit basis, organised the event at its headquarters at the Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, on May 10.


Five members of staff – Chief Executive David Coull, Training Officer Steph Lewis, Assistant Accountant Margaret Rees, IT Manager Andrew Darbyshire, and HR Officer Kimberley Newton – all braved the Ice Bucket challenge in return for donations to the charity.


The afternoon included a barbecue and was attended by staff and workers from neighbouring businesses.


All the proceeds will go to the hospice, which provides specialist care and support to people with an incurable illness and their families across Shropshire and Mid Wales. Coverage Care plans to add to the total by fielding a team in the charity’s annual Dragon Boat Racing event on July 9.


Coverage Care’s Chief Executive David Coull said: “We know what great work the hospice does and we were keen to do what we could to support it.


Thankfully it was quite a warm day but the ice bucket challenge was still a shock to the system! We have to thank everyone who donated and came along to the event including our neighbours from Balfours and Aaron & Partners who we’ll be up against in the Dragon Boat Racing as well.”


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