19 June 2017

Donate ‘round pounds’ and other pence to make a difference

Your small change can make a big difference for local people diagnosed with cancer orNew collection boxes for the home other life-limiting illness. 

Rennie Grove Hospice Care has produced new home collection boxes that it hopes people will fill with spare change, including the old ‘round’ pounds that are being replaced by the new 12-sided coin.  All proceeds will go towards funding the vital work carried out by the charity’s dedicated nurses and family support team.

The compact and colourful boxes are a convenient shape and size for a shelf or kitchen worktop. Each carries the Rennie Grove logo, an eye-catching ‘thank you’ and some details of the organisation that continues to provide care for patients and their families in Bucks and Herts in their own homes.

There is also a collection box available for children that features Rennie Grove’s friendly Rennie Bear mascot.

“It may seem like a small gesture to save up your pennies, but what feels like a drop in the ocean can actually make a big impact,” said Rennie Grove Director of Nursing Care, Sue Varvel.

“Every year, our kind supporters collectively raise in the region of £6,000 from their home boxes. This is enough to fund the cost of running our night team for nearly two weeks.”

While every penny counts, Rennie Grove hopes supporters will also use the boxes to set aside ‘round pound’ coins before they go out of circulation later this year. Shops will no longer accept the old £1 coins from October 15 but the charity will have a few weeks in which to deposit the round pounds to ensure patients benefit.

You can request a home collection box by contacting Rennie Grove on 01442 890222 or fundraising@renniegrove.org.  Once your box is full, drop it into your local Rennie Grove office, call 01442 890222 to pay over the phone or send a cheque payable to Rennie Grove Hospice Care.  Full details available here.