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Aylesbury family opens new hospice shop

Aylesbury family opens new hospice shop

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:23am 8th November 2019. (Updated at 9:39am 8th November 2019)

A family who are being helped by a hospice opened their new Aylesbury shop this week.

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is a charity providing specialist care and support for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Buckinghamshire and west Hertfordshire.

In particular Rennie Grove cares for a number of children in the Aylesbury area.

Roman is one of those children and he - along with his family including 8 month old twin brother Harley - were invited to formally open the new shop.

While Roman was unable be there on the day, his adorable twin Harley, along with Mum Ellie and Dad Oli, were there to cut the ribbon and open the shop on his behalf.

Ellie said:

"We moved into Berryfields four and half years ago when our house was first built. All the neighbours on our street moved in at the same time and we are all good friends. It is such a friendly community and I love living here.

"When Rennie Grove asked if we would like to open their brand new charity shop in Berryfields we were honoured and we're all very excited about being there. We will be donating and I really hope everyone in the local area supports the shop too by donating or shopping there.

"No family ever knows when they will need a service like Rennie Grove and by doing our bit to support the new shop we'll all be able to have the peace of mind that support is at hand if needed."

The Berryfields shop - located in Concorde Square - is the 28th in the charity's chain of outlets across Bucks and Herts that provide vital funding to enable Rennie Grove services to continue and expand.

As well as inviting shoppers looking to bag a bargain to visit and take a look around, the team are also seeking local people to join the charity's retail and trading team of volunteers at Berryfields.

Rennie Grove can also offer volunteering opportunities to young people aged 14 plus.

Deborah Gould, Director of Retail and Trading at Rennie Grove, said:

"We were really pleased that so many people came to the opening of our new shop and are so grateful that Ellie, Oli and Harley were here to cut the ribbon.

"As well as encouraging shoppers to visit, we are keen to recruit some more volunteers to help in the shop. We can offer hours to suit other commitments and you don't necessarily need to have retail experience as full training is provided."

To find out more, get in touch with the Volunteer Services Team on 01442 890222, email volunteer@renniegrove.org or visit www.renniegrove.org/volunteer

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