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REN­NIE Grove is head­ing out on the road in a se­ries of shows across the county.

They are de­signed to high­light the im­por­tance of lo­cal com­mu­nity through a range of ac­tiv­i­ties.

Direc­tor of fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing Gillian Bar­nett said: “Ren­nie Grove’s ser­vices are funded by the lo­cal com­mu­nity for the lo­cal com­mu­nity – and we wanted our road­shows to re­flect that.

“So that lo­cal res­i­dents can get a feel for the scale of the ser­vice in their lo­cal area, we’ve worked out how many peo­ple have ben­e­fited from Ren­nie Grove’s ser­vice in the past year.”

Ren­nie Grove’s Hospice at Home nurses in Wy­combe cared for 358 pa­tients in 2015-16, mak­ing 3,960 vis­its to pa­tients’ homes at all times of day and night and made 5,140 phone calls to pa­tients, car­ers and other health­care pro­fes­sion­als.

The team serv­ing south Bucks made 4,245 vis­its to 403 pa­tients and 7,367 phone calls re­lat­ing to their care.

Li­ais­ing with all the health­care providers in­volved in a pa­tient’s care and be­ing able to get to a pa­tient and pro­vide pain re­lief as soon as symp­toms oc­cur is cru­cial.

It means Ren­nie Grove’s hospice at home nurses can pro­vide a unique ser­vice to lo­cal peo­ple af­fected by can­cer and other life-lim­it­ing ill­ness, of­fer­ing 24/7 re­spon­sive, seam­less care in pa­tients’ homes 365 days a year.

Ms Bar­nett said: “We couldn’t help the hun­dreds of pa­tients in each of our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties with­out those com­mu­ni­ties’ sup­port. ”

To re­flect this cru­cial sup­port, at each road­show we’re ask­ing peo­ple to help cre­ate a piece of com­mu­nity art by plac­ing their thumb in a pal­ette of pink or pur­ple ink and adding their unique thumbprint to our can­vas, grad­u­ally fill­ing in the out­line of a Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care logo.

“By ask­ing in­di­vid­u­als to ‘make their mark’ in this way, we’re hop­ing to sym­bol­ise the com­mu­nity of vol­un­teers, fundrais­ers and cus­tomers who en­able Ren­nie Grove to of­fer a unique ser­vice in the com­mu­nity, tai­lored to ev­ery in­di­vid­ual who needs it.”

The road­shows are de­signed to en­cour­age peo­ple to make the con­nec­tion be­tween the for­mer names of the found­ing char­i­ties and the name Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care, while re­as­sur­ing them the char­ity con­tin­ues to pro­vide the same high stan­dards of pa­tient-cen­tered care.

The road­shows will be at the Beaconsfield Coun­try Fayre, Mon­day Au­gust 31, from 10am and the High Wy­combe Saturday Mar­ket, Saturday Oc­to­ber 1, 8pm-5pm.

On the road again: Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care is hold­ing two road shows

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