Knitters Wanted!

  |  Published: Oct 25th 2013

Knitters wanted for Festive Fundraiser

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is calling for nimble-fingered needlewomen to rally to the cause and start knitting special mini Christmas stockings to raise funds to help keep families together this Christmas.

The charity is looking for groups or individuals to get involved in the new festive fundraising initiative by knitting the stockings, filling them with seasonal treats and selling them at Christmas fetes, bazaars, coffee mornings, cake sales or any other type of get-together.  The money raised will help fund the 24/7 responsive hospice at home nursing service provided by Rennie Grove which operates on every day of the year.  Access to this practical nursing support throughout the festive season enables patients to be cared for at home and keeps hundreds of families together at this special time of the year.

Rennie Grove Community Fundraising Manager, Penny Crosswell said:

“The mini stockings are fantastic for festive chocolates or candy canes, mini pampering toiletries or even for treats for our four legged friends.  The possibilities are endless!  We’d really love people to get involved with this brand new fundraiser and do whatever they can.  If people are happy to knit but aren’t able to stuff or sell the stockings, we’d still like to hear from them.

We provide the pattern and the great thing about the stockings is that they are small, so they don’t take too long to knit and can even be made with bits of wool left over from other patterns.  We can also provide branded stickers to put on the front of the stockings so that people know that the money raised is going to a good cause.” 

Any individual or group taking part in the scheme can find out more by phoning the Rennie Grove Community Fundraising Team on 01442 890222 or go to


Christmas Shop

Rennie Grove relies on the generosity of local people to continue caring for patients and their families, and a great way to help is to visit the Rennie Grove online Christmas shop, which is now open for business. As well as cards and calendars, you can buy gift vouchers in support of our services, and our popular Christmas pudding. Visit to find out more.


Christmas Remembrance

For many families, Christmas is the season of joy and celebration, but for those who have lost someone close, it can be a time of great sadness. 

Bereaved families often find comfort in a special opportunity to remember a loved one. This year, local hospice charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care is organising eight Light up a Life services during November and December, as well as a special Christmas tree for Silver Star dedications.

Gillian Barnett, Director of Fundraising and Marketing said: “Families tell us that attending a Light up a Life service brings a special comfort. It offers another link to a loved one and they appreciate the message it sends that those we have lost are not forgotten.

“We will also be hanging Silver Stars on a Tree of Memories at Rennie House in Tring. Anyone can request a star on which to write a personal dedication, and the tree will be on display throughout December.”

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