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Star Supporters 

We would like to say a big thank you to our supporters who go above and beyond for Rennie Grove - without them we wouldn't be able to help the thousands of families who need us. Here are ​just some of the people who are an inspiration: 

King of Herts
King of Herts

Harpenden-based Kings were at Grove House in St Albans to donate £750, which they raised at a concert staged with the Company of Ten’s musicians, actors and comedians at the Abbey Theatre. The Kings’ generosity would fund 16 visits by Hospice at Home nurses to individual patients in the St Albans and Harpenden areas.

Kate Star Supporters
Kate ran the Great North Run in memory of her mum in September and raised an amazing £1,800 for Rennie Grove.
Hutchings Consultants
Hutchings Consultants
We are thrilled to introduce our newest corporate patron, Hutchings Consultants Ltd, who will support us at platinum level. The Corporate Patron Programme currently covers the cost of one and a half specialist hospice at home nurses, but we would love for it to cover the cost of two. See more about our corporate patron programme here.

Marianne and Carol
Marianne and Carol

A huge thank you to Marianne Montgomery and Carol Murphy for organising a spectacular Ladies Lunch at Moor Park Golf Club this month.

With inspiring guest speakers, a golden ticket raffle and an amazing auction, they raised over £4,000, funding over 160 hours of hospice at home care for local families.

​Men of Fields
Men of Fields
A collection of cricketing Dads from Garden Fields Cricket Club, known as Men of Fields, tackled the famous Ridgeway. They walked 85 miles across four days and have raised over £25,000 for Rennie Grove and The Hospice of St Francis.
Easton brothers
Easton brothers
Graham and Tony spent two weeks cycling all 516 miles of the beautiful NC500 in Scotland in memory of their dad John. Despite the steep hills, wind and rain they enjoyed the stunning scenery and a couple of blue skies! They both raised an amazing £2,500 for Rennie Grove. Thank you to them for their inspiring effort. 
​Widmer End School
Widmer End Community School

Thank you so much to Widmer End Combined School for raising over £4,000! The school organised an amazing fundraising festival including a little welly obstacle course, dress down day and delicious cake sale in memory of the children’s learning and support assistant, who died last year.    

Origin Global
Origin charity week

Wycombe-based company Origin took part in a week of fundraising activities for us. They raised £2,800 which Origin generously matched, making the total £5,600. Thanks to the Origin family for making the week a success! If you'd like to get your workplace involved in activities like this, contact our corporate fundraising team here.

Annabel and Charlotte
cake sale crop

Thank you so much Annabel and Charlotte for raising £120 for Rennie Grove. You are superstars!

They created a treasure hunt for the children who live down their road and sold delicious cakes to the neighbours, too.

AVI Support
AVI Support desks

Thanks to AVI Support for supplying and fitting the new office furniture in the fundraising and nursing offices in our Tring base, Rennie House. The new furniture means that we have more space to accommodate the team, including our new nursing team who will be caring for patients in central Bucks.

National Lottery Community Fund
Nurse chats to patient

We are thrilled to announce that Rennie Grove has received a very generous grant of £64,955 from The National Lottery Community Fund to expand our service Supporting Hands. This volunteer-led service provides practical support and companionship to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families. The continuation of this service has been made possible by players of the National Lottery, and will benefit hundreds of people in the year ahead. 

​Rank Foundation
horticultural award grant

We would like to thank the Rank Foundation for a £15,000 grant award in 2019, to enable the launch of a Horticultural Therapy programme at Grove House. The project includes the building of a new greenhouse and the provision of volunteer-led planting and propagation workshops to enhance patients’ health and wellbeing. This award was made as part of a grant programme managed by Hospice UK.

​Cassidy & Tate
cassidy and tate
Thanks to Cassidy & Tate who will donate back 50% of their fee to Rennie Grove when any member of staff, volunteer or supporter sells their house through their estate agents.  To date we have benefited from the sale of two houses under this scheme with the third currently on the market.  (To find out more about this generous offer please call the fundraising team on 01442 820731)
Nurses with new Clio at Gillian King House

Thanks to VRS who provide us with two lease cars every six months – one for our Bucks nurses and one for the fundraising team.  This means we not have the peace of mind thanks to having a reliable car to use, but it also saves the charity money.  In addition to this fantastic support the team at VRS fundaise for Rennie Grove throughout the year. Since 2015 their support has totalled an incredible £27.081.70

Masonic Charitable Foundation
Masonic Provincial Lodge

Peter Thomas, Charity Steward Representative for the Masonic Provincial Grand Lodge visited Rennie House in February 2019 to present at cheque for £800 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation. This generous gift will help us to continue providing excellent hospice at home care to patients with life-limiting illnesses in Herts and Bucks.

Magistrates Tea Bar
Tea Bar volunteers

The team of volunteers at the Magistrates Tea Bar have been serving refreshments in St Albans for the last 12 years. They have raised an astonishing £126,230.09 in that time. Thank you to everybody who helps run the tea bar and keep regular donations coming through to Rennie Grove.

Dr Lucy Spanswick
Lucy Spanswick

Dr Lucy Spanswick of Cross Keys Surgery in Princes Risborough ran the 2016 London Marathon, rode in the 2017 Prudential Ride London, rode, ran AND swam in the 2018 London Triathlon and this year is planning to go even further and run in the Heineken Race to the Tower - a two day double marathon in the Cotswolds - phew! - all in aid of Rennie Grove. She's raised £4,152 so far. 

Christmas Corporate Campaign
Rennie Grove night team nurses appeal

In 2018 we ran our first ever corporate campaign, asking businesses to donate £500 to cover the costs of the Rennie Grove Night Team for one night.  We were overwhelmed to have a fantastic 50 nights care funded by our business community raising £25,000 in the process.

Katie's Jumping Fleas
Katies Jumping Fleas and RG vols
Ukulele group Katie's Jumping Fleas have supported Rennie Grove since 2013. The band raises money for us through playing gigs locally. They also come to Grove House, our Day Hospice, twice a year to perform to our patients! Thank you for all your support and raising an amazing £7,741.55 for us!

Little Hay Golf Club​

Little Hay

Well done and a big thank you to Little Hay Golf Club in Bovingdon for putting on a family fun golf day in August as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. Families enjoyed tasty cakes and raffle prizes with all profits being donated to Rennie Grove. The day raised over £4,500, which is fantastic. 

Skin to Love Clinic

Skin to Love
The Skin to Love Clinic in St Albans is supporting Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Run by consultant Dermatologist and Registered Nurses, this award-winning skin care clinic provides a wide range of non-surgical skin care procedures and can treat skin problems including scarring, blemishes, veins, pigmentation and more.  The luxury beauty salon held a collection for the charity at an event last month and has donated raffle prizes to the value of £420, which will be used at the Grove House Fashion Show!