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Charity invites people to don their funkiest footwear to raise sponsorship funds

The Saracens Rugby Club - pictured with hospice fundraisers Nicola MacKinnon, right, and Gemma Bateman - will be taking part in the Rennie Grove Groovy Shoes Day

The Saracens Rugby Club - pictured with hospice fundraisers Nicola MacKinnon, right, and Gemma Bateman - will be taking part in the Rennie Grove Groovy Shoes Day

The first Groovy Shoes Day for Tring and St Albans based Rennie Grove Hospice Care will take place on Friday.

Schools, businesses, community groups, the charity’s patients and the public are invited to raise sponsorship by wearing funky shoes on the day.

Those taking part include Tring’s Goldfield School, where people will be encouraged to donate £1 to the charity in return for donning unusual footwear.

Bar staff at Tring’s Robin Hood will be wearing their groovy shoes and encouraging customers to use the charity’s special Text to Donate number.

The King’s Arms, the Black Horse and The Akeman, also in Tring, will also be supporting the day with a variety of different special offers for customers.

Raffle tickets costing £1 each are also available to buy from the charity’s shops.

Rennie Grove community fundraising manager Penny Crosswell said: “We are all really excited that Rennie Groovy Shoes Day is nearly here and we can’t wait to see what everyone will be wearing on their feet.

“Our specialist nurses walk an average of 12,000 steps a day providing local patients with hospice care in their own homes across Herts and Bucks so we thought it was fitting to have a day that focused on shoes and encouraged people to step up to help us care for even more patients in the future.

“We’d love to see what groovy creations you come up with! Forget ‘selfies’, we want to see your ‘footies’ posted on our Facebook page. And don’t forget to share them with your friends so they can get involved too.”

Participants in the day are being urged to make their donation by using a unique Text to Donate number. The charity recommends a minimum donation of £1 for people taking part in Rennie Groovy Shoes Day. All you need to do is text the code RGSD14 followed by £1 to 70070.

In addition to raising awareness of Rennie Grove Hospice Care, the money raised on the day will help the charity to care for more than 2,500 patients and families in the next year.

To find out more, visit the Groovy Shoes Day website here or the hospice’s Facebook page here

You can also contact the its community fundraising team by calling 01442 890222.

 

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