01 December 2016

Festive lights raise funds for Rennie Grove

A Hemel family is raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care through their fantasticChristmas Lights festive light display.  Michelle Pulis and her family unveiled their Christmas lights on Sunday (27 November) with mince pies, mulled wine, a raffle and tombola. 

The stunning spectacle illuminates the streets of Woodhall Farm until twelfth night, and Michelle asks passers-by to drop a donation in the honesty box outside.  Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Rennie Grove, Gillian Barnett, said: “Michelle’s amazing Christmas lights are a great way to raise awareness of our service as well as crucial funds.”

It costs the charity £7.2 million each year to provide its combination of 24/7 responsive hospice at home care and range of day services at Grove House to thousands of local patients affected by cancer and other life-limiting illness.  Rennie Grove relies on the support and generosity of the general public for 84% of its income in order to keep providing its unique service at no cost to the patient or their family.

Michelle thanked her husband, Ian, for making it possible: “He’s worked so hard over the last few weeks getting it all set up.  Now the lights are on and everyone is enjoying them it makes all the work worthwhile,” she said.

See Michelle’s lights for yourself at Blair Close, HP2 7QJ.