28 December 2016

New Year, New You

As you contemplate the last few coffee crèmes in the otherwise empty vat of Roses’ chocolates, your thoughts might well turn to those New Year’s resolutions.  Let Rennie Grove Hospice Care help you make sure yours are more than just fleeting fancies and instead determined decisions that inspire you every day and will mean you make a huge difference to your life and other people’s.

Chilterns Cycle Challenge

Sign up before 7 January and secure your early bird reduced-price place in this popularcyclists with orange helmet event on Sunday 19 March.  Take on 35 or 75 miles through the stunning Chilterns countryside and help Rennie Grove raise enough to fund another hospice at home nurse for 12 months.  Register now at www.renniegrove.org/chilternscycle

London Marathon 2017

If you were lucky enough to secure a ballot place in the world-famous race then get in touch to join our team of runners who benefit from running vests, training tips, nutrition advice, fundraising ideas and team events including a pre-race pasta party.  Call 01442 890222 or email fundraising@renniegrove.org to get on board.

Take to the skies

Ever wanted to jump out of a plane or just walk along one of its wings mid-flight?  2017 is the year you could make it happen!   Rennie Grove has another sponsored skydive day planned on 11 June plus a brand new wing walking challenge on 9 July from 10am.  Experience the exhilaration of air travel like you never have before! Visit www.renniegrove.org/skydive or www.renniegrove.org/wingwalk for more details. 

London Triathlon

Take part in this popular event over the weekend of 22 and 23 July and swim, cycle and run to raise funds for Rennie Grove.  The iconic route takes in some of the capital’s most famous landmarks and attracts over 13,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year.  Choose your route and distance according to your preference and experience.  Call 01442 890222 for more details.

Prudential RideLondon

Join the world’s largest annual cycle fundraising event on 30 July and help local families affected by cancer and other life-limiting illness.  In the past three years ridersDebbie Brown (002) in this popular event have raised £17 million for good causes.  Test your legs with tough climbs through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside on a 100-mile route made famous by the 2012 Olympians.  Call 01442 890222 for more details.

St Albans Half Marathon

Rennie Grove is delighted to have been voted the main beneficiary for this year’s event on Sunday 11 June.  Join the popular run in its 36th year and help local families affected by life-limiting illness.  There are options open to all ages and fitness levels, so if you don’t fancy the half marathon, then why not try the half marathon walk, 5K or 1.5 mile fun run?  Call 01727 731028 for details or email community@renniegrove.org 

Hemel 10K

Rennie Grove brings its own 10K run and 1.5K fun run back to Hemel in July.  Keep an eye on www.renniegrove.org/hemel10k for details and sign up to receive email updates.

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

Enjoy the Chiltern Hills in the late summer light with Rennie Grove’s annual sponsoredGroups of walkers approach Coombe Hill 3Peaks walk over 5, 9 or 18 miles in September 2017.  Register your interest at www.renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks to receive updates by email.

Moonlight Walk

Following the huge success of Rennie Grove’s first Moonlight Walk – which raised nearly four times what it set out to achieve – the popular night time event returns to St Albans on Saturday 23 September.  Call 01727 731028 for more details.

Herts 10K

With 10 months to train, a 10K is eminently achievable and the perfect incentive for a healthier, fitter 2017 and beyond!  Walk, jog or run with thousands of others in this flagship fundraiser for Rennie Grove, this year on Sunday 8 October.  Register now at www.herts10k.com

If fitness doesn’t float your boat but you want to try something new in 2017, then don’t forget that Rennie Grove has a huge number of volunteer opportunities ranging from charity shops to reception to patient-facing roles.  Visit www.renniegrove.org/volunteering for details. 

And if you want to step outside your comfort zone without leaving terra firma or setting foot in a gym, look out for details of our second annual sponsored skinnydip – where daring to bare is the name of the game!