• Rachel Kehren at Grove House

    Rachel's volunteering story

    Rachel Kehren came all the way from University of Michigan for a two week placement at Grove House. Rachel is ...
  • Roman's story

    Roman's Story

    When Ellie gave birth to twin boys Roman and Harley in March 2019, she and her partner Oli were delighted. ...
  • Joy reception volunteer

    Joy's Story

    Joy is a volunteer receptionist at Rennie Grove’s office in Tring. She said: “I have known about Rennie Grove for ...
  • Samuel and James 4 weeks before James got ill

    James' Story

    With two young sons – James, three years and Samuel, 15 months – life for Rachel and Paul Lockyer was ...
  • Nigel and Donna Foxwell

    Nigel’s story

    When Nigel’s health deteriorated and his GP suggested that he be admitted to hospital, both Nigel and his wife Donna ...
  • Maxs story

    Max's Story

    The coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult period for everyone but for Karen and John shielding six year old Max ...
  • Aayushi at home in lockdown

    Aayushi's story

    Lockdown has been difficult time for most of us with normality thrown out the window, but for Shambhavi and her ...
  • Zak Barwell story

    Zak's story

    When Zak lost his mum Emma to pancreatic cancer, in August 2019 at the age of just 41 – and ...
  • Andy and his family

    Andy's Story

    Andy Cox was a fit and active husband and father-of-two in his forties when he was diagnosed with the degenerative ...
  • Helen and Ged Shepherd

    Helen & Ged's Story

    Gerald ‘Ged’ Shepherd had always been a very active man. But after struggling with shoulder pain and suddenly losing weight ...
  • Shirley Mansfield Supporting Hands beneficiary

    Shirley’s story

    When Shirley Mansfield first heard about Rennie Grove’s volunteer-led befriending service, Supporting Hands, through one of our specialist nurses she ...
  • Hsu family Spring Appeal 2021

    The Hsu Family Story

    Francis Hsu was diagnosed with cancer in his early 50s. What began as a tumour on his kidney spread to ...
  • Dawn Hazell FSS Counsellor Vol 1

    Dawn's story

    Dawn Hazell joined us as a Family Support Services Counsellor volunteer in 2017 when she was seeking voluntary placement hours. ...
  • Kayleigh Curtis BH online volunteer

    Kayleigh's Story

    Kayleigh got in touch about volunteering for Rennie Grove during the first UK lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having worked ...
  • Viv Stockwell at desk_cropped

    Viv's Story

    Viv joined Rennie Grove in 2020 as a volunteer receptionist at Rennie House. Her many years of experience working in ...
  • Julie_cropped

    Julie's story

    Julie Stears is a volunteer in our clinical administration team. Julie said: “I enjoy being busy knowing that what I ...
  • Sienna 3

    Sienna’s story

    Six-year-old Sienna is a feisty, confident, outgoing girl. Her mum, Mel, says that’s partly down to her diagnosis of neuroblastoma ...
  • Faith corporate and community fundraiser_cropped

    Faith's story

    Faith volunteers as a Corporate and Community Fundraiser in our fundraising team.
  • Ivors and Chriss Story

    Ivor and Chris's Story

    Ivor was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in April 2020, just after the UK had gone into lockdown due ...
  • Nicola post treatment

    Nicola's Story

    Nicola was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2019. She received post-operative support from Rennie Grove, but also sought counselling ...