If you live in Shropshire, chances are you have heard of The Severn Hospice and the valuable work it does.

Some of you may even have needed its services for the care of a loved one during their last days.

With hospice buildings in both Shrewsbury and Telford, The Severn Hospice has been providing dedicated and compassionate care for those with an incurable, terminal illness.

Chris Pallett has seen first hand the high standards of care given by staff and volunteers, when a family member with terminal cancer spent her final days in the Telford hospice.

“The care, compassion and dignity she was treated with was incredible,” he said.

“The Severn Hospice not only helped her during those last weeks, it also helped us, her family, to know she was in the best place she could be during the final days of her life.”

The Severn Hospice is a charity and not part of the NHS and therefore two thirds of the funding it needs to operate comes from public donations.

That is why the team at Bespoke Computing will be donning our hiking boots to take part in the gruelling 50-mile Long Mynd Hike in October 2013.

We are actually supporting three fantastic charities during the walk, including Midlands Air Ambulance and Shropshire Mind but in this blog we wanted to focus on the Severn Hospice.

“Not only does the Severn Hospice care for people in its residential wards, it also supports people in their own homes, as day patients and even outpatients so those with a terminal illness can have the care that is best for them,” added Chris.

We’re aiming to raise at least £1,000 for our three chosen charities as we hike over 50 miles over the hills and vales of the Long Mynd, across some of the toughest terrain in Shropshire.

We know that times are tough financially for pretty much everybody at the moment but if you are able to spare just a few pounds to help us support The Severn Hospice and our two other fantastic charities, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/bespoke-computing-2013.