Tigers help Severn Hospice at Shropshire Business Awards

Telford Tigers helped to raise almost £4,000 for Severn Hospice by sponsoring a charity card game at the Shropshire Business Awards.

The glittering event, held at the International Centre in Telford on Friday night, was attended by over 600 business leaders .

Guests were asked to donate cash before playing the game, which saw winners drawn from Tigers-branded playing cards.

The finalists were then invited onto the stage to receive a Tigers championship shirt each, with the final winner taking home £250.

Matt Bowyer, CEO of Telford Tigers, said: “The card game was a wonderful way of supporting a vital cause, that is close to the hearts of so many people.

“When Shropshire Chamber offered us the chance to sponsor the game, we were more than happy to help out. The final total raised was £3,800, which we know will go towards helping a lot of people at a crucial part of their lives.

“It was also a great way to have a little bit of fun on the evening. Everyone really got into the spirit of the game, which is what it was all about.

“The best part was when finalists were asked to give their best roars on stage – it suddenly got very competitive!”

The orange and black playing cards also featured an offer for guests to attend a Telford Tigers home game next season.

Mike Perry, community fundraising advisor for Severn Hospice, said: “On behalf of our patients and their families, we would like to thank everyone who attended the Shropshire Business Awards and took part in the Telford Tigers card game.

“We are very grateful for the money raised for Severn Hospice during the evening.

“Severn Hospice needs to raise nearly £7 million every year to enable us to continue providing care and support to people in Shropshire and Mid Wales who are living with incurable illnesses; we are only able to do this thanks to the incredible generosity of our local community.”

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