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Drapers Hall Launch Shrewsbury Ark Sandwich


Celebrating the launch of ‘The Shrewsbury Ark sandwich’ featured on its exciting new SMØRREBRØD (open sandwich) lunch menu, Drapers Hall restaurant at 10 St. Mary's Place, Shrewsbury, recently held a delicious afternoon tea for volunteers, staff and clients of The Shrewsbury Ark. Tantalising your tastebuds, the new scandi-inspired lunch menu features open sandwiches and hot rarebits – all named with a local twist. ‘The Shrewsbury Ark sandwich is... read more
Appeal for Funeral Funds for Popular Ark Client

Appeal For Funeral Funds For Popular Ark Client

*UPDATE* This appeal has now closed.  Thank you so much to everyone who donated, making it possible to give Daz the dignified and loving funeral that he deserved. We were deeply saddened to hear one of our clients, Darren Barry Percy (Daz) passed away on the 9 October at the age of 47 years. Many may know Daz, as he often sat on Pride Hill with his beautiful dog Sasha playing his penny whistle. Whilst Daz had battled addiction and alcoholism and... read more
World Homeless Day

What you can do on World Homeless Day 2019

On World Homeless Day we are encouraging people to look at what they can do to help Shropshire’s homeless. Sometimes the smallest of acts can go a long way to helping someone make a positive change to their life. Here are just some of the things you can do to help a homeless person: • Acknowledge and talk to them • If you want to give them something, ask if they need anything specific (other than money) • Ask if they know about The Ark •... read more
Keith Goodman


The Shrewsbury Ark is saying a fond farewell to star fundraiser Keith Goodman, who at 80 years of age has decided it’s time to step down, in order to spend more time with his family. Keith spent his entire working life as an engineer in the steel and iron industry. He is still baffled by how he has managed to be such a successful fundraiser, when he had to learn everything from scratch at the age of 64 – even turning on a computer back then was... read more
Marcus and Jenny Bean to be Patrons of the Ark

Marcus and Jenny Bean to be Patrons of the Ark

The Ark, is delighted Chef Marcus and Jenny Bean have accepted its invitation to be its patrons. The husband and wife team has been a keen supporter of the Ark for several years, with Marcus cooking Christmas dinner for clients and volunteers, and calling in from time to time to assist with meal preparations. “We were very honoured to be asked as patrons. As well as helping raise the profile of the charity by lending our name, we will be very... read more