THE purchase of Christmas cards in both English and Welsh has helped one specialist shop raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Siop Cwlwm, a family-run Welsh shop in Bailey Street, has donated an amazing sum of £616 to Severn Hospice which was raised by selling 2023 Severn Hospice bilingual Christmas cards in the store and also worldwide via their online shop at

For almost a decade Siop Cwlwm has sold Severn Hospice Christmas Cards and in that time, by donating all income from these sales, staff there including owner Lowri Roberts, have raised thousands of pounds to support the vital work of the Severn Hospice.


Lowri Roberts, who previously worked out of Oswestry Indoor Market before moving to her current Bailey Street home, thanked all those who helped raise the funds.

She said “We are delighted to have raised so much money for Severn Hospice, a charity which is very close to our hearts.

“As a family, we can never thank them enough for the care given to my late father, Hywel.

“We are very grateful to our customers, locally and world-wide, for enabling us to support Severn Hospice by buying their bilingual Christmas cards.”

Severn Hospice head of retail, Carla Siswick, said she was ‘incredibly grateful’ for the latest donations from Lowri and her team.

She added: “Lowri and her family are such fantastic supporters of the hospice, and we are so grateful for all they’ve done for us over many years.

“We rely so much on community support like this, and they are a fabulous example of that spirit in action. Thank you Lowri and all your customers.”

The specialist care provided by Severn Hospice is free of charge to families across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales who are living with an incurable illness.

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However, for every £3 the hospice spends, £2 is dependent on fundraising.

Siop Cwlwm was established in 2010 by Lowri and her mother Lindas, and it sells a wide range of Welsh books, cards, gifts, and music, both with the retail shop and via

Lowir added: “It is one of the leading Welsh shops, and probably the only one outside Wales. Our established presence in Oswestry, reflects the unique bilingual nature of this border town.”