07 January 2022

Supermarkets supporting our care

This year ​we have been chosen as one of the Co-op’s local causes, and our Children’s Hospice at Home Service will also receive support from Morrisons through a new charity partnership with Together for Short Lives.  

Co-op shoppers can choose to support us through its membership scheme. When members buy selected Co-op products, they receive 2p from every £1 spent into their membership account, and the Co-op donates the same amount to their chosen local cause.  

Counselling

We will use all funds raised through the Co-op partnership for ​our bereavement support programme. As well as flexible support for patients and families, we also run weekly support group sessions for recently bereaved adults. Facilitated by a qualified counsellor and a listening volunteer, the support groups also host speakers with specific areas of expertise such as nutrition, sleep and finance.  

Our Head of Family Support Services, Lisa Jackson, explains: “When a person grieves, talking about and sharing feelings can help. Our support groups bring together recently bereaved people in similar situations to share their experiences, learn coping techniques, and support each other.” 

Download the Co-op app to your smart phone, register and select Rennie Grove as your local cause under the ‘membership’ tab. Or sign up by click here.

​Our children’s service will also receive support from local Morrisons stores this year.  In a recent colleague vote, Together for Short Lives – the only charity supporting all 54 of the UK’s children’s hospices – was chosen for a three-year charity partnership, which starts in February 2022 and aims to raise £10 million nationally. Under the partnership, each Morrison’s store will be paired with its local children’s hospice, who will benefit from the store’s fundraising activities.  

​Our Children’s Hospice at Home Service cares for children and young people living with a life-limiting condition in west Herts and Bucks. Providing flexible care tailored to each family’s needs, the service helps families enjoy the best quality of life possible and make every moment together matter. Look out in your local Morrisons for details of how you can get involved and support this crucial service.