The Charity

Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is a charity providing care and support for patients diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families. Every year through our 24/7 Hospice at Home service, our Family Support services and the range of Day Services at Grove House in St Albans, we give thousands of patients in Herts and Bucks the choice to stay at home surrounded by their families and friends.

Proceeds from the HERTS 10k go to Rennie Grove Hospice Care

We receive around 13% of our running costs from the NHS – less than half the national average given to UK hospices. This means we rely heavily on the generosity of people like you to fund around 89% of our £7.9 million annual running costs.

“The Rennie Grove team had compassion, skill and professionalism which made my mother’s illness more bearable and enabled her to stay in her home to the end. The support I received in the final hours of her life was exemplary and the kindness and compassion shown was of great comfort to me.”

How your sponsorship can make a difference The money raised in sponsorship from the Herts 10K is used wherever the need is greatest. Here are some examples of how your support could help…

£14 Could buy stethoscopes for two of our specialist nurses so that they can assess patients and treat symptoms as soon as they appear.
£22 Could fund a Physiotherapy or Occupational therapy session for a Day Services patient, helping them to cope with the challenges of daily living.
£25 Could pay for an hour of specialist nursing care in a patient’s home or a health assessment for a patient in our Day Hospice, giving patients choice about how and where they receive care.
£30 Could fund a consultation in our Nurse Clinic at Grove House offering personalised advice and symptom management and signposting to other services.
£50 Could fund the cost of a first assessment visit to a hospice at home patient to understand their needs and wishes and draw up a personal care plan.
£100 Could fund two Family Support Sessions for a bereaved child enabling us to offer them support when they need it most.
£187.50 Could cover a standard shift for one specialist Hospice at Home nurse, visiting patients in their own homes to ensure that families feel supported and patients’ symptoms can be brought under control.
£300 Could fund the cost of a series of six one-to-one counselling sessions with a Family Support Services counsellor, helping families to cope with illness and bereavement.
£500 Could fund the cost of the night team for one night enabling them to visit patients in distress in their own homes throughout the night, helping avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.
£1,260 Could buy a syringe pump – a piece of specialist medical equipment used by our Hospice at Home nurses to help make patients’ final days more comfortable. They are a vital part of giving terminally-ill patients the choice to be cared for at home, if that is their wish.
£2,300 Could fund the cost of providing nutritious meals for Day Hospice patients for a month, helping ensure they receive essential nutrition to support their well-being.
£5,000 Could cover the annual costs of running bereavement support groups for the families of our patients in Herts and Bucks, ensuring that they continue to receive the support they need after bereavement.
£36,000 Could fund a specialist hospice at home nurse for a year, giving patients the choice to be cared for in their own homes, surrounded by their families and friends.

“I know that Rennie Grove will be there whenever I need help. In the future this might mean I need to call them at 2am if my condition deteriorates and I need to access their Hospice at Home service. I know they’ll be there for me no matter what and that brings such peace of mind.” Rennie Grove Patient, St Albans 

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