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Shrewsbury Big Busk raises £8500 for the Ark

Thank You For The Music!

This year's Big Busk was the best ever, with over 100 acts signing up to make the day the biggest celebration of street music Shrewsbury has ever seen.  Performers and supporters alike turned up on a drizzly day to inject some joy into the town centre and raise over £8,500 for The Shrewsbury Ark. The Big Busk was launched 5 years ago to honour the memory of Ark client Ben Bebbington, a talented musician, who was killed in an unprovoked attack in... read more
Tabitha raises £500 for the Ark

Tabitha Makes A Sweet Donation To The Ark

Tabitha Purslow from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College decided she wanted to celebrate her 18th Birthday by helping those in need in her local community. She organised a party at the Wightman Theatre and instead of asking for presents she asked for donations to the Ark, she also sold sweets on the night and put out cash donation buckets, raising a grand total of £500. Tabitha said "I wanted to do something for other people, and thought the Ark was... read more


Children from The Wilfred Owen School, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury are raising money to publish a Fairtrade cookbook that will be sold to raise money for the Shrewsbury Ark. The children from Grinshill class decided to raise funds for the Shrewsbury Ark, having heard about how the drop-in centre was making a huge difference to the local homeless community in our town. They have now set up a crowd funding page with the aim to raise £2000 to get the book... read more
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The Twelve Months of Homelessness

This Christmas, The Shrewsbury Ark is asking people to remember those less fortunate than themselves throughout the year and not just during the festive period. Tim Compton, Manager of The Ark says “It’s wonderful that everyone feels a warmth of spirit and generosity around Christmas. We hugely appreciate the rise in donations, both financial and physical and all the offers of help during the holiday period and never want people to stop giving ... read more
Monks and shrewsbury College raise money for the Ark

Monks and Shrewsbury College Raise Over £1,700 at the Shrewsbury Winter Festival

A HUGE thank you to team Monks and Shrewsbury College catering students, who raised a whopping £1,725.13 for the Ark at this year's Shrewsbury Winter Festival. The Monks team were supplying Mulled wine and mincepies to flagging shoppers in return for a donation and the Shrewsbury College Soup Kitchen kept hungry customers going throughout the weekend. We are so grateful to all who supported us at the Shrewsbury Winter Festival, your donations... read more