16 May 2016

Aylesbury Waterside collection – volunteers needed

Rennie Grove is seeking volunteers toStreet collector with Rennie Bear help out at its first-ever street collection in the Waterside area of Aylesbury.

Rennie Grove Hospice Care has been allocated a day outside the Aylesbury Waitrose store and hopes to maximise the potential of this opportunity by collecting from 9am till 6pm on Saturday 4 June – if it can secure enough volunteer support.

Rennie Grove Community Fundraising Manager, Claire Redrup, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to add this brand new venue to our calendar of street collections for 2016.  We rely on the generosity of the general public to raise 84% of our £7.2 million annual running costs and with patient numbers growing, new ways of raising those funds are crucial.  If anyone is able to help us out by collecting for an hour or so, that would be fantastic.”

Rennie Grove Hospice Care provides 24-hour responsive care in patients’ homes, supporting local families affected by cancer and other life-limiting illness.  The charity’s Hospice at Home nurses made more than 3,600 last year to patients living in the Aylesbury Vale area.

Claire adds: “Street collections raised over £21,000 last year – which is enough to fund more than 1,000 hours of specialist nursing care in patients’ homes.  We provide volunteers with tabards, stickers and collecting tins and if you can spare the time, you’ll be part of something that makes a huge difference in your local community.”

Rennie Grove has also been successful in securing a slot outside the Tesco store on the Tring Road in Aylesbury on Friday 15 July.  If you can help on either or both dates, please call the Rennie Grove fundraising team on 01442 820 732 or email community@renniegrove.org