05 August 2019

Local businessman steps up his dedication

Hemel Hempstead businessman Peter Cooper is taking to the hills in support of Rennie Grove as a way of saying thank you to a cause that is close to his heart.

Peter Cooper with his Mum 

Peter’s mum Jean was cared for by our nurses during her final days, and now Peter plans to join fellow supporters as they take on our annual Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge on Sunday 8 September. 

But his commitment to the cause doesn’t only involve completing the 20-mile walk through stunning Chilterns countryside via the three peaks of Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Cross and Ivinghoe Beacon. As owner of Hemel Hempstead based cleaning company Daisy FM, his company is also sponsoring the medals that are given to jubilant participants as they cross the finishing line.  

His dedication and his decision to take part in the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge “is my way of putting back”, said Peter, whose comprehensive building and domestic cleaning business is one of ​our valued corporate patrons.

“The work that Rennie Grove does is vitally important to the patients and families as they go through the most difficult things they must face in their lives,” said Peter. “The care given and the dignity of patients is second to none.

Peter explained that the approach of a significant birthday milestone is an added incentive to take part in the Chilterns 3 Peaks event. “I am doing it to raise money in sponsorship and awareness of the work that Rennie Grove does. I am doing the challenge as I’m reaching 50 this year and the team at Daisy FM are supporting me,” he added.

“We are very grateful for the continued support that Peter and the team at Daisy FM have pledged as corporate patrons,” said Amy Bottali from ​our Corporate Fundraising Team.

“Their commitment and financial backing makes a real difference to local families by enabling our nurses to provide dedicated, home-based care plus many other support services.

“We cannot thank them enough, and wish Peter and all the other participants luck in the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge in September.”

There is still time to sign up to take part in the walk, which offers a choice of seven, 11 or 20-mile options, with Arriva buses and volunteer drivers providing free pick up and drop off points along the way.

To find out more, please visit http://www.renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks