Charity shops our ‘shop windows’ to the world
SPECIALISING in hospice at home care means we don’t have a hospice building in Bucks – and so our charity shops are literally our ‘shop windows’.
You may have seen different displays in your local Rennie Grove shop, perhaps promoting a forthcoming fundraising event or how your purchases help fund our specialist nurses.
During the second half of September, the Rennie Grove retail team will be publicising the milestone marking 30 years of care.
Our shop windows will reflect the three decades of care carried out by the charities that came together to form Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
Since 1985, tens of thousands of families have benefited from our 24/7 responsive service and our Hospice at Home nurses feel privileged to have been able to help so many people facing cancer and other life-limiting illness.
It’s a sad fact that an increasing number of people will need this service as an ageing population
JOIN THE TEAM: The charity shop in Beaconsfield is one of many across South Bucks lives longer with improved treatment options but often multiple life-limiting conditions.
Our shops continue to play a key role in funding that service, bringing in more than £2million every year. Thanks to loyal customers, generous donors and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, our shops remain some of the most profitable amongst UK hospices.
With two new shops in south Bucks – one in Farnham Common open for business from early September and one in Chalfont St Peter due to open in early October – we are on a big recruitment drive to maintain that profitability.
We’re seeking volunteers who could commit to one half day per week at either store – or at one of our more established shops in south Bucks – supporting the manager and assistant manager with sorting through donations, tagging and displaying items and serving customers.
Not only would you be joining a friendly, hardworking team in a sociable and varied role, you’d also be making a difference to hundreds of local families. It’s crucial that we maximise our income by opening our shops six days a week and volunteers are integral to achieving this. Please help us if you can.
Visit www.renniegrove. org/volunteer or call into your local shop to find out more.
With shops in Beaconsfield, Bourne End, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Downley, Flackwell Heath, Holmer Green, Little Chalfont, Princes Risborough and Wendover – as well as a further five shops in Hertfordshire – we have the opportunities if you have the time.
Help secure the future of hospice at home care in your local community and pave the way for the next 30 years of care.