The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP officially opened Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s new charity shop in Hemel Hempstead this week – its sixth in the borough.
Sir Mike said: “As a Patron of Rennie Grove, I am very pleased to open their new shop in Hemel Hempstead. I hope it is really successful and raises plenty of money to support this local charity that does so much to enable people with life-limiting conditions to be cared for at home.”
Located in the retail parade of the brand new Maylands Plaza on Maylands Avenue, the shop is the 26th in Rennie Grove’s chain of charity shops across Herts and Bucks. It offers a range of new and good quality pre-loved items for sale, including men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and shoes; handbags and jewellery; children’s toys; books and home accessories. Shoppers can also buy from Rennie Grove’s range of greetings cards as well as calendars and diaries for 2018.
Director of Retail and Trading for the charity, Deborah Gould, said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new shop in Hemel Hempstead. It joins our five existing shops which are located in Bennett’s End, Grovehill, Marlowes, Warners End and Gadebridge. Thanks to our generous donors, we have some beautiful items for sale and we look forward to welcoming new customers in the coming days and weeks. We pride ourselves on offering quality items for sale at affordable prices.”
Rennie Grove’s retail operation is responsible for contributing 2.6 million towards the charity’s £7.6 million annual budget.
“Donating items to be sold, working as a volunteer or buying items from our shops means that you are making a really important contribution towards raising much needed funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. These funds mean that our nurses can continue to provide care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families. Every year through our responsive 24/7 Hospice at Home service, our Family Support services and the range of Day Services at Grove House, St Albans we give thousands of patients the choice to stay at home, surrounded by their families and friends,” adds Deborah.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Maylands shop – or at any of Rennie Grove’s shops - then please then get in touch with the Volunteer Services Team on 01727 731000 or visit our website www.renniegrove.org/ourshops