Rennie Grove Hospice Care

At the Volunteer Centre, we love hearing from our partner charities about what they are up to and especially about their volunteers! We recently heard from Rennie Grove about one of their volunteers, Kayleigh, and the types of role they currently have available.Kayleigh Curtis at her desk with computer

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is all about making every moment matter for their patients and families. This community hospice at home charity provides care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness, and their families, visiting day and night. It’s important work and, to make it all happen, it needs enthusiastic and committed volunteers.

Kayleigh got in touch with Rennie Grove about volunteering during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. Having worked at Marks and Spencer for eight years as a merchandiser Kayleigh wanted to put her experience and knowledge to good use whilst learning a new skill. The recently relaunched ebay shop was the perfect fit for her and the time she had to give.

Kayleigh said, “I knew about Rennie Grove through a friend who is a hospice at home nurse with the charity and I wanted do something rewarding and of value.” She continued, “I was also enthusiastic about the online shopping experience and wanted to find out more.”

Listing anything between seven and ten items per shift anyone volunteering in this role has the potential to raise over £200 for the charity.

Highlights for Kayleigh have been photographing, researching and listing a vintage, miniature violin and a Mary Poppins replica umbrella which sold for just over £50. A pair of Jimmy Choo shoes modelled by Kayleigh also sold for £300 on Rennie Grove’s recently launched Depop shop.

Kayleigh encourages others who find themselves in her situation to consider volunteering. “If you are between jobs, looking for a career change or just wish to expand your knowledge and skills base I would highly recommend volunteering with the online retail team at Rennie Grove Hospice Care – you can be sure of a warm welcome.”

For more information please contact the volunteering team on 01442 507321 or 01727 731020 or email volunteer@renniegrove.org