Donate to Rennie Grove as part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge during the one week window and your donation will be doubled!
From midday on Tuesday November 27 to midday on Monday December 3, all donations made to Rennie Grove’s ‘Care at home for babies and children’ project on www.thebiggive.org.uk will be matched by local philanthropists and the charity’s champion, Candis Club.
Rennie Grove will be using the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign to help make it possible for babies and children at the end of life to spend precious time at home surrounded by their families. By providing the 24/7 care and support needed, Rennie Grove’s children’s nurses can offer them the opportunity to be discharged from hospital to spend their final weeks, days or hours with their families making special memories.
Andrea Lambert, our Head of Children’s Services said, “Being told that your child has a life threatening condition is devastating and terrifying. As well as the unfathomable emotional stress, parents have to become experts in caring for their child’s complex medical needs to enable them to be at home. It may only be when the Rennie Grove nurse walks through their door that they feel safe. The nurse will help them make decisions about managing their child’s symptoms, will sit and listen to their fears and also take over care for a few hours. This allows parents to recharge their batteries, have a nap, do essential jobs or just spend time with other children. They can do this with the knowledge that the nurse not only understands their child’s medical needs but will also get to know them so that the child trusts the nurse and feels secure.
All the nurses feel privileged to be able to provide care to these children and families. Thank you for supporting us to deliver this amazing service.”
We're hoping to raise £8,000 from generous donations by the local community during the week-long challenge, which will then be doubled up to total £16,000. This would fund a Children’s Hospice at Home nurse for four months over winter.
So please visit www.thebiggive.org.uk and search Rennie Grove into the search tab.
Please note that once the match funding pot is empty, donations will no longer be doubled.