07 March 2017

Pub opens doors to partnership

The King William IV pub in St Albans reopened its doors on Friday 10 February after aJoan Follett (Rennie Grove Clinical Lead Day Services) cutting the ribbon substantial refurbishment both inside and out.  Local charity, Rennie Grove Hospice Care was invited to the grand opening after being chosen as the King William’s main charity for the foreseeable future.

Chris Knox, Manager of the King William said: “We are really keen to get the pub and staff involved with the local community as the Ember Inns brand supports many charities across the UK, with each branch choosing a charity of their choice.  We were set on supporting a local charity and Rennie Grove became our first choice as a lot of our regulars mentioned it when we were doing our research, and it just stood out as a unique charity that offers vital services to local patients and their families.”

Chris continues: “I think it’s important that we engage with events supporting the charity that extend beyond having a collection box on the bar.  I’m looking forward to working with the Rennie Grove community team and establishing this new partnershipthe refurbished pub further.”

Clinical Lead of Day Services, Joan Follett, cut a bright red ribbon to mark the reopening of the St Albans local watering hole.  She said: “I think it’s great that this local establishment is actively getting involved in raising money for the charity.  I’m excited to see what sort of events they come up with!  They’ve done a great job with the refurbishment too and I wish them all the best with their fundraising.”

Rennie Grove Hospice Care provides care and support for patients diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families.  Every year through its 24/7 Hospice at Home service, extensive Family Support services and the range of Day Services at Grove House, the charity cares for thousands of local patients and families, giving them the choice to stay at home surrounded by their families and friends.

Find out how local companies can support Rennie Grove at: www.renniegrove.org/support/community-groups or contact Kate on 01727 731016