Berkhamsted company backs Rennie Grove’s appeal to fund nursing night


Rennie Grove’s annual appeal to local businesses to fund a night of nursing care over the Christmas period has already raised more than £ 40,000 – enough to fund 50 nights of nursing in

The charity provides care and support to patients diagnosed with life-limiting disease and their families

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Scannell Properties in Berkhamsted is one of the companies funding Rennie Grove Hospice Care overnight or multi-night nursing. A total of 23 companies generously contributed to the appeal.

Nicola Aquila, Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive, said: “We are extremely grateful to our corporate partners for supporting this campaign once again this year.

“It costs the charity £ 811 each night to deliver what many of our patients and families call their lifeline.

“Thanks to generous corporate donations, our nurses can continue to care for patients in their homes during the holiday season and beyond. “

Rennie Grove home nurses visit patients around the clock, helping prevent hospitalizations and giving patients the choice to spend their last days at home surrounded by loved ones.

This service, unique to the local community, is more important than ever during the holiday season, when other services are limited or unavailable and spending time with family and friends is especially valuable.

Nicola added: “During the pandemic our nurses have been busier than ever and over the past year we have seen a 23% increase in the number of nurse visits needed overnight with

the demand for overnight telephone support also increased by 32%.

To thank the companies, Rennie Grove created a personalized advent calendar for her website and social media, showing which company covered the cost of nursing each night.

Nicola added: “It is important to us that we can recognize and recognize the support of local businesses.

“We do this through our advent calendar which we share on social media and in person at our annual reception in November where we also thanked local businesses for their continued support throughout 2021.”

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