New Year is traditionally a time to give things up: whether it’s quitting smoking, cutting down on the alcohol or vowing to stop eating so many cakes and biscuits, we’re always being told what we should stop doing.
But Rennie Grove Hospice Care is bucking the trend this year by asking people to stop stopping and start doing! You can make 2018 your time to shine by doing something that will make a positive difference to your life and to the lives of local people who have a life limiting illness.
Volunteer, attend or participate - Rennie Grove has a huge range of fundraising and volunteering opportunities for anyone of any age, any ability or with any amount of time to spare. From walking or running to sky-diving and cycling, there are plenty of chances to get active for a great cause. Or if you prefer something less energetic then there are many other ways that you can be involved such as attending an event, becoming a Rennie Grove volunteer or holding your own activity to raise funds for the charity.
Rennie Grove is keen to expand its existing team of 1,500 award-winning volunteers. It offers opportunities on your feet, at a desk, out and about and with patients and their families.
Are you a keen Ebayer? Then Rennie Grove has roles at its base in Berkhamsted for volunteer listers and packers. It also needs specialists to root out the hidden gems among donations so if pottery, jewellery or something else is your bag Rennie Grove would love to hear from you too.
Or how about joining the charity’s team of volunteer drivers? If you have a vehicle that can keep moving come what may then you could play a critical role in keeping Rennie Grove’s service going in extreme weather conditions. Or how about joining a team of van drivers who transport stock to shops and office bases?
Rennie Grove volunteers offer as much or as little time as they wish and enjoy the chance to meet new people and learn new skills. Many also say that volunteering helps to build confidence and open up gateways to employment.
If activity is your thing then look no further. The charity’s flagship fundraiser the Herts 10K is already taking early bird bookings at a discounted price. Or how about a tandem sky dive? Rennie Grove has two dates available in 2018 to take part in this exhilarating experience. An alternative aerial encounter is a wingwalk that entails being tightly tethered to the top of a biplane in a thrilling challenge taking to the skies over Essex.
Full details of these experiences and many others are all on www.renniegrove.org/support and if you would like to learn more about becoming a Rennie Grove volunteer then please visit www.renniegrove.org/volunteeer.
Make 2018 the year you stop stopping and start doing!