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Mike Lindsey - £3K donated to Shrewsbury Ark

A lasting legacy

A 50km ultra-marathon run in memory of Mike Lindsey, who was known locally and died suddenly on 21 November 2017, has led to a very generous £3000 donation to The Shrewsbury Ark. Last year Hungarian writer Eva Cserhati, who lives in Shrewsbury and was a friend of Mike’s, decided to run the South Wales ultra-marathon in his memory. Friends and family of Mike generously supported her fundraising endeavour and donations continued to pour in long... read more
Marcus Been Cooks Shrewsbury Ark's Christmas Dinner

We'd just like to say.... a huge thank you to all who supports us!

A huge thank you to the Shropshire community for its ongoing support; we were overwhelmed by the generosity of businesses and individuals alike who chose to support us either financially or practically over the Christmas period. Our thanks also go to Chef Marcus Bean and his team, and our many volunteers who gave our clients a delicious Christmas dinner; our clients really enjoyed tucking into a turkey roast with all the trimmings followed by... read more
Shropshire Star - Property of Homeless is taken away

Why items are removed from Shrewsbury’s streets

Local media has recently reported about the Police removing items belonging to rough sleepers in Shrewsbury. This move has been made in partnership with Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council as part of the Public Space Protection Order that any unattended property, which includes sleeping bags, will be removed and taken to the town centre police station where it will be held for ten days to be collected. We fully support this move. Many... read more
The Big Busk Shrewsbury

The Big Busk is Back!

After a year off, free music festival The Big Busk is returning to the streets of Shrewsbury to celebrate what would have been the 50th birthday of the man in whose memory the event is held. The Big Busk will take place in and around Shrewsbury Town Centre on Saturday 6 April 2019, the day talented musician and poet Ben Bebbington would have turned 50. The Busk was first held in 2013 in memory of Ben, who died after an unprovoked attack by two... read more
Assistant Treasurer for the Ark wanted

We’re looking for a Treasurer’s Assistant.

Do you have book-keeping skills and a little time to spare for a very good cause? We are looking for a volunteer to help with book-keeping and accounting for the Shrewsbury Ark and its associated Charity Shop. We envisage that this might take no more than two mornings per week, but that could well increase over time. An understanding of charity accounting and regulation would be helpful but is not essential if you are ready to learn! For more... read more