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Blues fund seven Nights of Care for Rennie Grove

David Wheeler and team-mates support hospice fundraiser.

29 December 2020

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Wanderers players have chipped in to an online fundraiser for the Rennie Grove charity, enabling nurses through December to keep patients with life-limiting illnesses at home with their loved ones, for what could be their last Christmas.


The club are always keen to support its local community and have a long-standing relationship with Rennie Grove, who asked local organisations to fund as many nights of care as possible (£675 per night).

The Chairboys answered the call, with contributions from fans exceeding the £675 target, before Blues forward David Wheeler asked his team-mates for their backing and collectively the squad funded an additional six nights, enabling a total of seven patients to spend a night at home with loved ones.

This year has been like no other. Even in the darkest hours, Rennie Grove nurses have been there to offer care and support. For many families the most challenging time can be in the middle of the night, when it feels like there is no one else to support them.

Their nurses can be called for advice and support over the phone, or to make visits to patients and their families, at any time of the night.

During the first lockdown, nurses were caring for over 600 patients. This is the highest number ever in their history and is significant when compared to a bedded hospice, who can care for a limited number of patients at a time.

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