With the past two festive seasons disrupted to some degree by the Covid-19 pandemic, Rennie Grove Hospice Care is delighted to be offering a full programme of Christmas activities and events this year. There really is something for all the family, allowing everybody to celebrate the festive season and help in some way to support the work of Rennie Grove.
Rennie Grove’s range of Christmas cards is on sale now and available via its shops, mail order or online at renniegrove.org. With a range of designs from religious and traditional to contemporary, the collection includes something for all festive tastes. Prices start from £3.75 for a pack of 10.
Sunday 4 December, St Albans
The popular festive family fun run returns to the streets of St Albans this year on Sunday 4 December. Starting from outside the Waterend Barn pub on St Peter’s Street, the Rudolph Run includes both 1.5km and 5km routes around the streets of St Albans. Participants are invited to don their best festive attire to run, walk or even scoot the course – and Rennie Grove will provide antlers for you to complete your outfit!
Entry costs £6 per child and £10 per adult. To find out more or to register for this year’s event, visit www.renniegrove.org/rudolphrun.
Sunday 4 December-Sunday 18 December, Tring
The Rennie Grove Santa Float will be visiting houses in Tring and the surrounding villages from 4-18 December. For dates and routes to make sure you don’t miss Santa please visit www.renniegrove.org/santafloat.
Wednesday 7 December, St Albans
Create your very own Christmas wreath at this workshop at Grove House on Wednesday 7 December. If you can’t make the date, you could sign up to a virtual workshop to craft your seasonal creation from the comfort of your own home on any day in December that suits you. Places are limited so book now. Tickets cost £35. Visit www.renniegrove.org/wreathmaking.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge
Tuesday 29 November (12noon)-Tuesday 6 December (12noon)
Rennie Grove is once again joining the Big Give Christmas Challenge which gives supporters the unique opportunity to have their donation to Rennie Grove doubled. During the seven days that the challenge is live, any donation made to Rennie Grove via the Big Give website will be doubled (while matched funding lasts) meaning that you can give one donation and have twice the impact.
Visit thebiggive.org.uk and search Rennie Grove to double your donation during the period that the campaign is live.
Every year local people decorate their homes with Christmas lights to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Could you join with your neighbours to decorate your home or street with a festive display to raise money this Christmas? To get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Festive Quiz of the Year
The Big Festive Quiz of the year is back for 2022! Simply download the questions for a £5 donation to Rennie Grove, then host at home with your friends and family. Available from late November at www.renniegrove.org/bigfestivequiz.
Remembering a loved one
Light up a Life
Rennie Grove’s Light up a Life services are a poignant and uplifting way to come together with friends and family over the festive season to remember someone special. This year they are holding three services in the community, to give as many people as possible the opportunity to gather and celebrate the life of a loved one by lighting a candle in their memory:
- Sunday 26 November, 2pm – All Saints Church, High Wycombe
- Sunday 27 November, 4pm – Duke Street Gardens, Princes Risborough
- Thursday 8 December, 7pm – Light up a Life carol concert hosted by Pam Rhodes at St Peter’s Church, St Albans. Supported by M. K. Ginder & Sons. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased online at www.renniegrove.org/LUALCarolConcert
For those who would like a virtual space to pay tribute to a loved one, there is a dedication page in partnership with Much Loved, the online memorial platform, where you can leave a message and upload a photo of a loved one. Visit renniegrove.org/lual for more information.
For more information on these and other ways to support Rennie Grove Hospice Care this festive season, visit renniegrove.org.