The official opening of our new shop took place in Berkhamsted this week. The ribbon was cut by our new Chief Executive Stewart Marks on Tuesday 27 March.
Located at number 258 on the High Street, the Berkhamsted shop is the 27th in the chain of Rennie Grove shops around the Herts and Bucks area and is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. The boutique-style shop has a wide selection of high quality womenswear, accessories, shoes and handbags and has a whole area dedicated to children’s clothing and toys.
As part of the official opening, a cheque for £1,500 was presented to the local charity by Sally Codling, who co-owns the premises with her partner, John. Sally is involved with Speen Helping Hospices who raise money for Rennie Grove and other local hospice charities in the area. She said: “I thought it would be lovely to come along to the opening and rather than just putting the cheque in the post - I’d bring it with me!
“Both John and I were very keen to have Rennie Grove in the shop and we’re really pleased that it’s all worked out. I think it looks wonderful. It looks like a very upmarket shop.”
Rennie Grove’s Chief Executive, Stewart Marks said:
“It was a real privilege to be able to declare our 27th shop officially open. The shop is in a fantastic location and has a really impressive array of quality items and I’m sure that customers will be delighted with what’s on offer. I would like to say a huge thank you to our retail staff and volunteers who have all worked so hard not just to make sure that the shop was able to open, but that it looks so good.”
The money raised by the shop will help fund the care that Rennie Grove Hospice Care provides for local adults and children with life-limiting illness and support for their families. Through a responsive 24/7 Hospice at Home service for adults and children, a range of day services at Grove House in St Albans and services to support families, Rennie Grove gives patients the choice to stay at home surrounded by friends and family.
If you would like to join the team of volunteers at the Berkhamsted shop - or at any of Rennie Grove’s other shops - then please get in touch with the Volunteer Services Team on 01727 731000 or visit our website www.renniegrove.org/ourshops. Alternatively, just call into the shop and speak to the shop manager, Pauline who will also gratefully receive donations of quality items to sell in the shop.