Help Rennie Grove grow its cash
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.