20 March 2018

Generous donation from local estate agents

ashtons chequeRennie Grove Hospice at Home supporters voted in their hundreds to win a generous £3,000 donation in a recent online poll organised by a local firm of estate agents.

The donation will go towards funding the round-the-clock care Rennie Grove nurses provide for local people with cancer and other life-limiting conditions and their families.

The £3,000 was awarded to Rennie Grove after supporters, their families and friends went online to vote for the charity in the recent online poll organised by Herts-based Ashtons estate agents, which pledged to share £10,000 among the three most popular charities from its online list of local good causes. 

In a nail-biting countdown to the 5pm Friday close of voting, busy Rennie Grove clickers eventually secured second place and a £3,000 share.

Rennie Grove Director of Nursing and Clinical Services Sue Varvel said: “On behalf of everyone here at Rennie Grove I would like to say a big thank you to Ashton’s for their very generous donation. 

“We rely on donations to fund the vast majority of the £8.7 million we need each year to continue to provide hospice care services to adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses through our 24-hour responsive Hospice at Home, Day services and Family Support services.” 

Ashtons managing director Karl Judd said the firm was “delighted” to donate £3,000 to Rennie Grove Hospice Care. “It’s all thanks to your supporters who voted for you,” he added, saying: “Visiting Grove House and seeing how the donation will help was truly humbling and I have an even greater respect for the remarkable work that is undertaken by so many people.”