Ac­tor backs Car­ing Gifts cam­paign

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

A WELL-KNOWN ac­tor is get­ting be­hind a hospice’s fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive.

Tele­vi­sion and film ac­tor Ge­of­frey Palmer OBE is ad­vo­cat­ing a Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care’s fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive known as Car­ing Gifts Vouch­ers.

These Car­ing Gifts are gift vouch­ers for those dif­fi­cult-to-buy-for peo­ple in your life.

Bucks res­i­dent Ge­of­frey, who is also a pa­tron of Ren­nie Grove and long-stand­ing sup­porter of the char­ity, pur­chases Car­ing Gifts every year.

He said: “Car­ing Gifts are just the thing for those times when you want to give some­one a lovely present but you don’t want to give them some­thing that they don’t re­ally want or need.

“Every Christ­mas I buy Ren­nie Grove Car­ing Gift Vouch­ers for my fam­ily and friends, be­cause it feels like I’m giv­ing them some­thing re­ally worth­while.

“They are such a good idea and would make great gifts at any time of the year for birthdays, an­niver­saries or even wed­dings. I’ll cer­tainly be buy­ing mine again this year and I hope that many oth­ers will join me.”

Ren­nie Grove has re­cently ex­tended its range of Car­ing Gifts due to its pop­u­lar­ity, of­fer­ing vouch­ers from £5 to £150 in value.

The vouch­ers rep­re­sent var­i­ous ser­vices pro­vided by the char­ity – for ex­am­ple, £10 could buy two boxes of nee­dles for sy­ringe pumps – es­sen­tial pain-re­liev­ing equip­ment that can en­able a pa­tient to spend their fi­nal days at home. Or £50 could fund a sup­port ses­sion for be­reaved fam­ily mem­bers and £150 could pay for an en­tire nurs­ing shift, en­sur­ing pa­tients have ac­cess to spe­cial­ist care in their own home at any time of the day or night. The hospice’s di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing Gil­lian Bar­nett said: “Our range of Car­ing Gifts vouch­ers were par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar at Christ­mas but as Ge­of­frey points out they are ideal presents all year round. We have re­cently made our Car­ing Gifts avail­able as an e-voucher so they also make the per­fect last– minute gift.

“Al­ter­na­tively you can request a voucher to be posted to you. Ei­ther way, in buy­ing one of these gifts you will be help­ing oth­ers to re­ceive the care that they need from us.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Car­ing Gifts Vouch­ers visit www.ren­niegrove.org/car­ing gifts.

Sup­port: Ge­of­frey Palmer

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