Why should you raise sponsorship?
Rennie Grove Hospice Care is a registered charity offering services to support local patients diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Whilst there is no minimum sponsorship that needs to be raised to take part in the Herts 10K and Half Marathon Virtual Event Challenge, we would encourage all participants to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £57. Simply set up a JustGiving page here and share it with your family and friends to sponsor you. Alternatively you can set up a Facebook fundraiser, or you can make a personal donation instead. All funds raised will enable Rennie Grove nurses to provide specialist care and support for local adults and children with a life limiting illness.
For example; £57 could fund 2 hours of specialist nursing care in a patients home.
And of course every pound raised over £57 can help fund additional hours of specialist nursing care.
£100 could fund two Family Support Sessions for a bereaved child enabling us to offer them support when they need it most.
£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.
£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.
As you know, the Herts 10k is one of Rennie Grove’s flagship events and thanks to all our participants we would usually raise nearly £100,000 to fund our nurses. Our charity is facing a fundraising crisis due to the coronavirus and we really need your help to raise urgently needed funds.
The easiest way to do this is by setting up a sponsorship page. Just giving offers a quick and simple way to do this – click here to get started. Then all you need to do is spread the word and you’ll be amazed at what you can raise.
Please read Jo Milligan’s story here to find out why she ran the Herts 10k last year in memory of her mum, Linda, and why she is going to take part again this year in our Virtual event. Jo aims to raise vital funds with her justgiving page so that our nurses can continue to care for patients who need us.
You can set up your fundraising here with Justgiving.
Thanks to the help of people like you, we’re able to support thousands of local families in west Herts and Bucks every year at no cost to them, and as some of the most vulnerable people in our community, they need Rennie Grove’s services now more than ever.
“Everyone at Rennie Grove was helpful, respectful, caring and highly competent. They responded accurately, appropriately and with compassion to all that was told to them and asked of them. This is an exemplary service which makes those caring feel really “held”.”
It is vital that we put on events such as the HERTS 10K and Half Marathon Virtual Event Challenge to help raise the annual £8.4 million needed to keep the service in operation and help us to meet the growing demand.