The Hemel branch of a nationwide company has provided free-of-charge storage space to Rennie Grove Hospice Care, enabling the charity to ensure more of its funds can go directly towards helping patients with cancer or other life-limiting illness.
Access Self Storage Hemel is donating the space, normally charged out at £250 a month, on an ongoing basis. Store manager Steven Church said: “All of us at Access Hemel have such huge respect for the care that the Rennie Grove team provides to so many people. We are proud to be able to help such a wonderful local hospice.”
Gillian Barnett, Rennie Grove Director of Fundraising & Marketing, said: “We’re so grateful to Access Self Storage for this extremely generous gesture. We needed somewhere new to store all the equipment such as signs and banners that we re-use for each of our annual events as well as the gazebos and games that we’ll be accessing nearly every week over the summer months for use at fetes and fairs. The money they’ve saved us already since we signed the contract is enough to fund 24 hours of our round-the clock, responsive care in patients’ homes.”
Rennie Grove relies on the generosity of the general public to raise 84% of its £7.2 million annual running costs. Gifts-in-kind from corporates like Access Self Storage are a huge help in achieving this target and reaching all the families who need the charity’s services.