13 December 2016

Pop-up shop is back for Christmas

Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s popular pop-up shop is back in Tring for two days only during December.

Pop along to No. 10 Akeman Street between 9am and 5pm on Friday 16 and SaturdayOur shops 17 December, when the temporary shop will be selling some brand new items along with holly, mistletoe and the usual mix of seasonal clothing and stunning accessories.  You might find the perfect Christmas treat – whether it’s for you or someone else – at a bargain price. 

Alex Ford from Oakman Inns has kindly donated the use of the building next to the Akeman pub.  Rennie Grove held a clothes’ clearance sale there in August, which raised £2,000, and then used the shop as a temporary base when its main shop was closed for maintenance in September.

Deborah Gould, Director of Retail & Trading at Rennie Grove, said: “We’re thrilled to have this additional opportunity for raising funds this year.  Our shops need to bring in £2 million towards our £7.2 million running costs so anything we can do in addition to our usual 24 shops and ebay store is fantastic.”

Award-winning Tring resident and long-standing volunteer Peggy Bainbridge, who is credited with launching the charity’s retail arm back in the late 80s, will be rallying her friends to run the shop - plus a special Christmas raffle - for the two days. 

“Do come and see if we have just what you’re looking for,” said Peggy.  “You could bag a real bargain and you’ll be helping families affected by life-limiting illness spend Christmas together at home.”