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Shropshire charity workforce is boosted by an apprentice duo

On the tail of the Covid pandemic, the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, joined a national drive to boost jobs for young people.

Two new team members will continue to support the charity’s work, which provides cancer care and treatment to people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Mid Wales.

Thanks to the Government’s Kickstart jobs scheme Elliott Humphries, 25, and Nieve Murray, 20, will complete a six-month internship and receive training and skills to help them advance in their careers.

Naomi Atkins, Lingen Davies’ CEO, said the Kickstart scheme was a great opportunity for the young people involved and charities.

“We’re delighted to welcome Elliott and Nieve, who are both enthusiastic and determined to learn from this opportunity. It’s great news for us as a charity at a time when we’re looking ahead to have this additional resource. Like many other organisations, the last 18months have proved challenging. Still, we are starting to see an increase in donations again and people organising fundraising events for us, which is just fantastic.”

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