Each year we hold our shoe-stopping fundraising event Rennie Groovy Shoes Day
whereby, we ask everyone to put on their grooviest footwear for the day at school, work or wherever they may be, in return for a £1 donation. The next Rennie Groove Shoes Day will take place on Friday 23 June 2017
This year's Groovy Shoes Day was held on
Friday 24 June 2016, and although the country was facing the gloom of Brexit, supporters across Herts and Bucks donned their funkiest footwear to raise vital funds for our nursing services.
Hold your own Rennie Groovy Shoes Day
You can hold your own Rennie Groovy Shoes Day at any time of year, it's a great way to get the kids involved in a fundraising activity and it's a good excuse to wear your fanciest shoes to work for the day.
All you need to do is set a date at your school, work place, club or group and let everyone know to come in wearing their grooviest shoes in return for a £1 donation. Even if your colleagues don't think they have any 'groovy shoes' they can customise a normal pair with coloured laces, pipe cleaners, pompoms or whatever they can find.
We can help you by providing collection boxes and stickers for the day just get in touch with our Fundraising Team on 01442 890222
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Get the kids involved
This is a great fundraising activity for children and there are lots of ways to make this a fun way for the kids to get involved:
- Run a craft session customising shoes with stickers, pompoms or even fabric paint.
- Design a shoe competition - we can provide you with shoe templates to colour in
- Hold a welly-wanging competition
- Make a model of a shoe using recycling
- Have a three-legged race
- Challenge their minds with a simple shoe word-search (we can also provide these).
Hear how Claire, mum of four, got her children involved in Rennie Groovy Shoes Day
Your Groovy Shoes really can make a difference
By taking part in this event you will be helping to raise awareness for the care we provide to local patients with cancer and life-limiting illnesses. Just £187 could fund a hospice at home nurse for an entire nursing shift, so every £1 that is raised really does count.