Help Ren­nie Grove grow its cash

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

IF your green fin­gers have pro­duced a gar­den to be proud of, Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice Care wants to hear from you.

The hos­pice char­ity is invit­ing gar­den­ers to join its bi­en­nial Open Gar­dens scheme, which aims to raise enough to fund a nurse for a year.

It wants all sorts of gar­dens across Bucks and Herts to open to the public dur­ing May to Septem­ber next year.

Penny Cross­well, Com­mu­nity Fundrais­ing Man­ager for the char­ity, said: “We're very for­tu­nate to have around thirty beau­ti­ful gar­dens ap­pear­ing regularly in our pro­gramme – but we'd love to ex­pand our port­fo­lio so that our sup­port­ers can visit new gar­dens as well as their old favourites.

“Gar­dens can be large or small, for­mal or in­for­mal.

“It would be great to of­fer sev­eral gar­dens in one lo­cal­ity so if you are a keen gar­dener and pre­pared to sign up to the scheme, why not see if your neigh­bours would con­sider it too?”

The char­ity asks gar­den­ers to open their gar­den to the gen­eral

GREEN SPA­CES: If your gar­den is a sight to be­hold, you may be able to help Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice Care with some fundrais­ing public for a few hours, usu­ally on a Sun­day, some­time be­tween May and Septem­ber and to ask visi­tors for a do­na­tion to Ren­nie Grove.

“If you love gar­den­ing and are proud of your gar­den then this is a great way to show­case it while mak­ing a big dif­fer­ence to lo­cal fam­i­lies af­fected by can­cer and other life-lim­it­ing ill­ness,” added Penny.

“This scheme has raised more than £30,000 in the past – enough to fund a Hos­pice at Home nurse for 12 months.”

To find out more can call 01727 731028 or visit www.ren­niegrove. org/open­gar­dens. LANGLEY: A great day out for all the fam­ily is promised at Harvest Cel­e­bra­tion in the Park in Langley on Satur­day Septem­ber 19.

The free event, or­gan­ised by the churches of Langley, will be held from 12 noon to 3pm and in­cludes char­ity stalls and dis­plays, live mu­sic, a bouncy castle and a clown and re­fresh­ments.

The event is spon­sored by The Frost Part­ner­ship. LEY HILL: A DATE has been set for the fifth Ley Hill Chal­lenge.

The trail run will take place on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 4. The event aims to pro­mote a healthy lifestyle, give peo­ple a rea­son to run out in the Chiltern coun­try­side and to raise funds for Ley Hill School to im­prove their sports fa­cil­i­ties.

The trail fea­tures both a five km and a 10km course.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www. ley­hillchal­lenge.org.uk or email ley­hillchal­lenge@ gmail.com. SOUTH BUCKS: If you know some­one blind or par­tially sighed who wants to keep in touch with com­mu­nity af­fairs, the Talk­ing News­pa­per can help.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion proivdes weekly free record­ings of the lo­cal news­pa­per, as well as a bi-mnthly mag­a­zine, posted to peo­ple on a mem­ory stick.

Lis­ten­ers come from Bea­cons­field, Ger­rards Cross, The Chal­fonts, Den­ham, Burn­ham, The Farn­hams and Stoke Poges. Con­tact Dorothy O’Brien on 01494 873938 for in­for­ma­tion. LIT­TLE CHAL­FONT: More vol­un­teers are needed for Lit­tle Chal­font Com­mu­nity Li­brary.

The li­brary in Cokes Lane al­ready has a band of vol­un­teers un­der­tak­ing ev­ery­thing from li­brary work to gar­den­ing and clean­ing to leaflet and poster de­liv­ery but needs more to boost its ranks.

Jim Brooks from the li­brary said: “We cur­rently have 42 vol­un­teers who work in the li­brary to cover 38 shifts per week.

“From time to time it has proved dif­fi­cult to cover shifts so we would welcome new vol­un­teers to give us more ca­pac­ity to fill the slots avail­able.”

If you or a friend, rel­a­tive, neigh­bour or col­league are in­ter­ested in join­ing the team con­tact David Wol­sten­holme on 01494 762009 or Paul Do­herty on 01494 581012 for an in­for­mal dis­cus­sion about what is in­volved. YESTERDAY (Wed­nes­day) was Septem­ber 16.

This is the 100 th birth­day of the Women’s In­sti­tute in Eng­land.

The move­ment was started in Stoney Creek in Canada and came to us via Wales (Llanf........ gogogoch)!

Chal­font St Peter mem­bers meet up for cof­fee at a lo­cal gar­den cen­tre to toast the Women’s In­sti­tute.

We meet for cof­fee at a dif­fer­ent venue each month.

Meet­ings are so busy that we do not have time to re­lax and chat so en­joy our cof­fee morn­ings.

We had a very pleas­ant meet­ing last week, Ca­role Crow­ford and An­gela May brought boxes of pretty pa­per, stick­ers, cutouts and ideas to make greet­ings cards. They were very help­ful and tal­ented. We all man­aged to have two lovely cards with en­velopes to take home, thanks to them.

We have our AGM next month. We will also be in the Church Hall on Oc­to­ber 23 at the Fri­day mar­ket.

Our stall will have early Christ­mas presents as well as jams, mar­malade and other good­ies.

We hope to see you there.

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