09 July 2016

Roadshows reflect local communities

In its series of roadshows across Bucks and Herts, Rennie Grove Hospice Care is highlighting the importance of the local community through a range of activities.

Rennie Grove Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Gillian Barnett, explains: “RennieLittle boy finger painting Grove’s services are funded by the local community for the local community – and we wanted our roadshows to reflect that.  So that local residents can get a feel for the scale of the service in their local area, we’ve worked out how many people have benefitted from Rennie Grove’s service in the past year.”

Rennie Grove’s Hospice at Home nurses in Wycombe cared for 358 patients in 2015-16, making 3,960 visits to patients’ homes at any time of the day or night.  They also made 5,140 phone calls to patients, carers and other healthcare professionals.  The team serving south Bucks made 4,245 visits to 403 patients and 7,367 phone calls relating to their care.  Liaising with all the healthcare providers involved in a patient’s care and being able to get to a patient and provide pain relief as soon as symptoms occur is crucial.  It means Rennie Grove’s hospice at home nurses can provide a unique service to local people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illness, offering 24/7 responsive, seamless care in patients’ homes 365 days a year.

Gillian said: “We couldn’t help the hundreds of patients in each of our local communities without those communities’ support.  To reflect this crucial support, at each roadshow we’re asking people to help create a piece of community art by placing their thumb in a palette of pink or purple ink and adding their unique thumbprint to our canvas, gradually filling in the outline of a Rennie Grove Hospice Care logo.  By asking individuals to ‘make their mark’ in this way, we’re hoping to symbolise the community of volunteers, fundraisers and customers who enable Rennie Grove to offer a unique service in the community, tailored to every individual who needs it.”  

The roadshows are designed to encourage people to make the connection between the former names of the founding charities and the name Rennie Grove Hospice Care, whilst reassuring them that the charity continues to provide the same high standards of patient-centred care.

  • Rennie Grove is bringing its roadshows to Bucks as follows:


 Amersham Carnival

In Association with PW White


Sat 9 July


from 12 pm

 Princes Risborough

 Princes Risborough Carnival


Sat 9 July


11-6 pm


Beaconsfield Country Fayre

Mon 31 August

from 10 am

 High Wycombe

 Saturday Market

 Sat 1 October

 8pm - 5pm