06 March 2015

Rennie Grove launches Corporate Patron Programme

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is asking local businesses to support the care it provides in the local community by joining its new Corporate Patron Programme.

The Programme encourages businesses to pledge a fixed amount each month in return for receiving a number of benefits. Starting from as little as £20 a month, this regular giving helps Rennie Grove to plan the care it can provide in the future for local patients with cancer and other life-limiting illness.

The Window Film Company, based in Asheridge Road, Chesham, is one of the founding members of the Corporate Patron Programme after recently signing up.

Micky Calcott, Director of The Window Film Company, said: "We’re proud of what we have achieved as a company and I’m pleased to be in a position to do something worthwhile for what is a fantastic organisation. It’s an honour to be one of the founding members of the corporate patron programme and we’re looking forward to supporting the work of the charity whenever we can.

"Most of the team at The Window Film Company grew up in the local area, so the majority of us are familiar with the wonderful work that Rennie Grove do – it wasn’t a hard decision to sign up. We’ve taken part in a range of fundraising events over the years ranging from cake sales to obstacle courses and we’re looking forward to exploring additional ways in which we can support the Hospice. We’re delighted to be on board."

Alasdair McMillin, managing partner at Sherrards Solicitors in St Albans who has signed up to the programme, said: "Sherrards is pleased to continue to support the wonderful work carried out by Rennie Grove in caring for people in our community when they need it most. The Corporate Patron Programme is an easy and effective way of assisting the charity with the ever increasing demand for services."

There are four different levels of membership, each coming with a variety of benefits: Bronze - Up to £50 per month. Receive a Corporate Patron Certificate to display on your premises. Silver - £50 per month. Receive all the benefits of Bronze, plus the opportunity to display the Rennie Grove logo on your website and your logo on the Rennie Grove website.

Gold - £100 per month. All the benefits of Silver, and a photoshoot on signing up with associated publicity, the opportunity to advertise 'special deals' on the Rennie Grove website and priority booking to all corporate events. Platinum - £200+ per month. All the benefits of Gold, plus the chance to submit regular news stories to the Rennie Grove Corporate e-newsletter, an invitation to the charity's annual cocktail reception for major supporters, and a 10% discount for all staff when entering Rennie Grove organised mass participation events (e.g. Herts 10K and the Colour Blast)

Colin Ivey, Corporate Partnership Manager at Rennie Grove, said: "This is a great opportunity for businesses to get involved with a fantastic local charity and help people in our community.

"Rennie Grove supports thousands of patients suffering with life-limiting illnesses annually. Quite simply we could not care for so many children and adults, and their families, without the fantastic generosity and kindness of our corporate benefactors."

To find out more information please contact Colin Ivey by calling 01442 890222 or email colin.ivey@renniegrove.org