Missenden Abbey Christmas
Date: 21st Dec 2016
Missenden Abbey Conference Centre has raised £630 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care through a Christmas Craft Market.
The 12th century Abbey, which is owned by Buckinghamshire New University, welcomed the charity's mascot, Rennie Bear, for the seasonal event, which featured over 40 stalls.
Rennie Grove Hospice Care itself also raised an additional £157 through a stall at the event.
Eva Neupauer-Jones, General Manager of Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, said: "We were delighted to raise a fantastic amount for a very worthy cause in Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
"We were pleased to showcase a terrific range of local exhibitors selling a great range of gifts from stocking fillers to Christmas decorations and silver jewellery to bespoke glass art. There was something for everyone!"
The market featured two book-signings. Amersham-based author Rachel Sherfield signed copies of her children's book, Mrs Blossom and Sniffy (the dog that was a little bit whiffy!), and Anneeka Ludhra signed copies of her cookery book Dadima's - Celebrating Grandmother's Wisdom Through Indian Cooking.
Claire Redrup, Community Fundraising Manager at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, said: "At Rennie Grove Hospice Care we are delighted that Missenden Abbey has chosen to support us with its Christmas Craft Market.
"Over the coming days, our nurses will be giving patients and families the care and support they need to stay at home and spend, what may be for some, their final Christmas together.
"The money raised at this event will help to ensure our nurses can continue to provide this invaluable service."
Picture caption: Eva Neupauer-Jones, General Manager of Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, and 11-year-old Ellie Jones with Rennie Bear and Santa Claus.