Rennie Grove invites Dacorum families to join Miles in Memory walk

Create a unique memorial and celebration of a loved one’s life while raising funds for local hospice care

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 6:07 am

Rennie Grove is inviting people to take part in a sponsored walk with a difference this summer.

During June, the charity is inviting families and friends to plan their own personal walk along a route that holds special meaning for them, creating a unique memorial and celebration of a loved one’s life while raising funds for local hospice care.

Gemma Ralph, senior community fundraiser for Rennie Grove, said: "Reconnecting with the people we care about feels more poignant than ever this year.

Visit a treasured place in memory of a loved one this June

"Separated from our families and friends for so long – unable to say goodbye to those we love in the way we want to – the past year has been tough.

“We hope that Miles in Memory will give people the chance to reconnect with loved ones as they celebrate and remember the life of someone special together.”

Your chosen route can be as short or long as you like and you can walk it at any time of the day (or night) during June. It might take in town or countryside at twilight, sunrise over the sea, or a brunch stop at a favourite café.

Anything that reminds you of your loved one and holds special meaning and memories for you and your walking companions.

Rennie Grove has researched and reviewed local walks in the areas where its nurses provide care in patients’ homes.

Its website suggests stunning routes across Heartwood Forest and the Chilterns, each including peaceful places to pause and reflect, and even a coffee morning at West Wycombe Park from 9am till 1pm on Sunday, June 27, exclusively for Miles in Memory walkers.

Entry costs £15, which includes your event information pack, an event t-shirt and wildflower seeds, specially chosen to attract butterflies.

Gemma added: “We’ve chosen butterflies, beautiful symbols of life, hope and change, as the emblem for this new event.

"Why not plant your seeds in memory of someone special, and please consider making a donation or raising sponsorship in their memory too.

"Their legacy will live on and more local families will get the specialist care they need to stay at home.”

Enter online, where you can also create a dedication page and download a logo for any special photos you’d like to share.