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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: 

​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.

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!

Fast Labels

fastlabels logo
Fast Labels have very kindly offered to print the stickers that we use at our fayre's and community events free of charge for the foreseeable future. By doing this it will save us an amazing £150 a year, enough to fund three first assessment visit to a hospice at home patient to understand their needs and wishes and draw up a personal care plan. Support such as this is invaluable to us, thank you.

Julian Gilbert

Julian Gilbert

Julian Gilbert successfully completed L’Etape du Tour on 10th July. It was a steaming hot day, with temperatures in excess of 35 degrees. The tarmac was melting in places! The last mountain, Col de Joux Plane was a real challenge. An ascent of 1,100 metres at a really steep gradient of 8-12% in the peak of the summer heat. Julian raised an impressive £2,750 for Rennie Grove. Wealth Matters will also match any new donations made.

Sylvia Puddy

Pop In

Sylvia Puddy runs the Pop In in Redbourn that takes place every Thursday morning from 9:30am. Local residents are able to pop in for a cuppa and biscuit and socialise with each other. They can make their own way there or get a lift from a care bus that picks them up from their houses. There are also items for sale such as books and plants. The Pop In initiative has raised over £6,000 so far. 

Ed Suttie
Ed Suttie at North Pole

Barbara Brereton

Barbara and David at Colour Blast

Ed Suttie from St Albans braved a trip of a lifetime in April 2016. By trekking to the North Pole as well as undertaking several other fundraisers such as the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day, Ed Suttie has raised £46,000 to be split between 4 charities. One of which is Rennie Grove. Find out more about fundraising challenges.

Barbara has been a volunteer for almost seven years after our nurses looked after her husband. She goes above and beyond for us, and volunteers as an appeals admin assistant as well as helping out with various outside events throughout the year. Barbara is also an ambassador for The Pepper Foundation. Find out more about volunteering

The Beaconsfield Fundraising Group

a splash of tartan

The Beaconsfield Fundraising Group, which is made up of 14 volunteers, has broken the £100,000 barrier with its eighteenth consecutive annual Burns Night Dinner Dance. Find out more about how you can set up a fundraising group

Aubrey Park Hotel


The team at Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn, used pedal power and took part in a 24-hour Bike-a-thon in January and raised over £400 for two local charities, one of which is Rennie Grove. 

Michelle and Ian Pulis

Christmas lights

Michelle and Ian Pulis from Hemel Hempstead put up a fantastic festive light display outside their house and asked passers-by to drop a donation in the honesty box outside. They raised a brilliant £862 from their Christmas Lights. 


Osborne cropped

The team at Osborne, a family-owned construction business in Hemel Hempstead, ​did something every Friday up until Christmas 2015 to ​raise money for Rennie Grove, including quizzes, cake sales, a Christmas jumper day, and a guess the baby competition, which raised a total of £115. They also sponsored the Hemel 10K event in 2015.  

Sue Hobley

Sue Hobley landscape

Sue is our volunteer gardener and gives up her time to keep our Grove House gardens looking lovely. She also ran a wreath making ​workshop in December 2015, with two sell-out dates, which raised £500 and was enjoyed by all who came along. 

David Coles


David started volunteering about eight years ago after the death of his wife Anne. He now volunteers in fundraising and helps with events, and has been a bereavement volunteer for the last 18 months. David explains: “I love volunteering and have made many friends, it has now become my social life. I certainly get more out of it than I put in and I love the people I meet.”

Luker Rowe

luker rowe metro

Chartered insurance brokers, Luker Rowe, raised £500 at their quiz night and raffle which was held at The Metro Lounge in Amersham.

John Cole-Morgan

John with his quilt

John Cole-Morgan, one of our volunteers ​in our Tring charity shop, started a quilting group. Together they have created a community quilt called ‘25 Days of Christmas Quilt’, which was raffled off at Tring festival to raise £381 for Rennie Grove.

The Green Man

Alfie Lewis with Nicola MacKinnon
The Green Man in Sandridge has raised nearly £70,000 after years of dedicated support. This year alone, manager Mike Eames and his regulars have added £6,254.20 to their fantastic running total through performances by the Lardy Boys, the popular sponsored bike ride, the annual carrot competition, quiz night, poker nights and a collection tin on the bar.

Hope Ottaway

Hope Ottaway 

Seven-year-old Hope Ottaway from Chesham had 20 inches of her hair cut off for charity and has donated her flowing locks to the Little Princess Trust and raised over £750 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. She said ‘other children need it more than I do – I can grow mine again.’ Well done Hope! 

Rickmansworth Players

Midsummer Night's Dream

The Rickmansworth Players put on their summer production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in June. The play was performed in the 3-acre grounds of private residence Oakhill House in Heronsgate, Chorleywood, and raised £3,000 for ​​Rennie Grove.

The Byard Family 

charity football match

Michael Byard raised over £2,000 from a charity football game and auction as part of his Muddy Mucker
sponsorship. Michael and has family have been fundraising for us in memory of his Dad Terry who was cared for by ​our nurses, and his brother and sister ​entered a team for the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

Margaret West 

Margaret West landscape

Margaret West is one of the longest serving volunteers at our Princes Risborough shop. On top of her weekly shifts, she works hard to raise additional funds and awareness, for instance by restoring items to their former glory, and organising ‘cutlery’ mornings to uncover silverware amongst all the stainless steel.

St Albans​ and Harpenden Taxi Association 

Taxi Fundraiser

To help celebrate the opening of a new taxi rank in Harpenden, members of St Albans and Harpenden Taxi Association donated 20p from every fare for two weeks. They also encouraged passengers to make a donation to Rennie Grove, and raised a fantastic £1,110. 

JB John and the team 

JB John cheque presentation

DJ JB John organised a Family Fun Day and 'Just Be 90s' night in memory of Josh O'Malley who was cared for by our nurses. The event raised a fantastic £5,000, with families  enjoying inflatables including a bouncy castle, sumo suits and a quasar arena, as well as face painting and a magician. In the evening, DJs ​played 90s classics and special guests East 17 performed. 

Chilterns Ladies Choir 

Chiltern Ladies choir

Margaret and Mick Cox opened up their garden once again and the Chilterns Ladies Choir sang in exchange for donations to Rennie Grove. There was also an array of raffle prizes, and the event raised a fantastic £1,816. 

The Marmalade Theatre Company 

Much Ado image

The Marmalade Theatre Company in St Albans chose us as one of their charities for their open air performances of Much Ado About Nothing. The production ​ran for six nights, and raised over £3,200 for Rennie Grove. 

Collinson Hall

Collinson Hall

Collinson Hall Estate Agents in St Albans are not only one of our Corporate Patrons, but they have supported us with our active events this year by putting up Estate Agent boards to help with promotion. They also sponsored a colour station at Colour Blast and were there on the day looking very blue!

Origin Global 

Team Origin and their obstacle

A team from Origin Global took part in the Penn House Estate Muddy Mucker and also sponsored the t-shirts that all participants wore on the day. The company was launched by cousins Neil Ginger and Victoria Brocklesby and they wanted to support Rennie Grove ​as their Nana was cared for by the Hospice at Home nurses.