Volunteer Ross makes a difference for charity


Date: 8th Jun 2018

As part of his BA (Hons) Event and Festivals Management degree, Ross Brace has given 100 hours voluntary service to Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s community fundraising team.

The charity provides care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families living in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire and second-year student Ross worked with the charity as part of his placement module.

Rennie Grove has promoted Ross’s work for Volunteers' Week and is inviting other people to give their time to contribute to its work.

Ross Brace with Amy Botalli at Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Ross said: “I carried out a street collection and helped out at a celebrity sports dinner, a quiz night and at a village fair.

“None of these are things that I would do in my everyday life and I really enjoyed myself.

“I also helped the team to organise and promote future events and would recommend volunteering with Rennie Grove.”

Ross Brace at a village fair for Rennie Grove Hospice CareAmy Bottali managed Ross while he was at Rennie Grove and said he had brought ‘energy’ and a ‘refreshing younger perspective’ to their work.

She added: “I’m so pleased that Ross got in touch and offered to volunteer with us for his work placement module. 

"Fundraising is a great place to learn about organising events, marketing, working with a broad range of people, and supporting a really worthwhile local charity.”Hannah Briggs

Ross will also be raising money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care by leaping 10,000ft in a skydive at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield near Brackley, Northamptonshire, on Sunday 10 June.

Hannah Briggs, a Health Care Assistant at Rennie Grove Hospice Care's Hospice at Home who is studying Foundation Degree (Science) Assistant Practitioner (Longer Term Care and Care of Older People) with Bucks New University at University Campus Aylesbury Vale, is also taking the skydive for the charity.

Every year through its 24/7 Hospice at Home service for adults and children, Rennie Grove gives thousands of patients the choice to ​stay at home, surrounded by their families and friends.

The charity relies on its 1,500 strong army of Queen’s Award-winning volunteers to carry out essential support roles and simply could not care for so many patients without them.

To find out more about volunteering with Rennie Grove call Susan Lewis on 01442 890 222 or email volunteer@renniegrove.org.


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