03 January 2019

Chief Executive says “thank you”

Blizzards, a heatwave and rainstorms were just some of the major challenges overcome by steadfast supporters and fundraisers who came together in aid of local charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care during 2018.

 Jamie Extreme Weather Driver

The Beast from the East couldn’t stop volunteer Extreme Weather Drivers turning out with their 4x4s to ensure Hospice at Home nurses could reach their patients in March, while 350 runners braved a sweltering 30 degrees of heat to take part in the charity’s first-ever Farm Run obstacle course in July – in stark contrast to when the weather broke and 1,500 undeterred by torrential downpours tackled Rennie Grove’s flagship fundraising Herts 10K in Harpenden in October.

People of all ages and energy levels across Herts, Bucks and beyond showed their commitment to a cause close to their hearts by walking, running, jogging, swimming and skinny-dipping their way through the year in countless Rennie Grove fundraising ventures. Many have devoted hours of their time as street collectors, trustees, Family Support listeners, complementary therapists, receptionists, event marshals, shop helpers, van drivers, and more – while thousands have dipped into their pockets and purses to sponsor and make donations and promoted the work of Rennie Grove via their lively social media networks.

Street collectors with Rennie Bear - Summer 2018

In such a busy 12 months for the charity there are many landmarks to celebrate, and many reasons to thank its dedicated fundraisers and 1,500 valued volunteers and supporters who make such a difference to Rennie Grove and the work the charity does in providing care and support to local patients with life limiting illnesses, and their families.

Stewart Marks, Chief Executive at Rennie Grove said: “I’d like to thank all our supporters and fundraisers for everything they have done throughout the year for Rennie Grove Hospice Care, a cause that is clearly close to many people’s hearts. Your efforts and dedication are both impressive and humbling. Each contribution – large or small – is valued and important to everyone at Rennie Grove as we continue to provide support and nursing care to thousands of local patients with life-limiting illness and their families. We really couldn’t do it without you.

 farm run across the fields

“I hope you can look back on a year of fond memories of fundraising and involvement, knowing that you have all made a big difference to people in our community that need our care and support.”

To find out more about the many different ways you can support Rennie Grove Hospice Care please visit www.renniegrove.org.