Date: Friday 2nd October 2020
Speaker: Isobel Dwyer, Appeal Coordinator
Business: Rennie Grove Hospice Care (RGHC)
Topic: 2020 update & overview
1. COVID IMPACT – £1.5m and rising…
- RGHC has projected operating costs of £9m (£25,000 per day) which it needs to raise during 2020.
- Of this, roughly 40% (£3.8m) was budgeted revenue from its charity shops.
- However, with all shops closing during lockdown, as at Sep-20 RGHC had a £1.5m shortfall to make up.
2. WHY do RGCH need £9m per annum?
Rennie Grove Hospice Care (RGHC) is a charity providing specialist care and support for adults and children with life-limiting illnesses in Bucks and west Herts.
It relies on public support for 89% of its £9m per annum running costs.
Isobel’s presentation [see below] details all the work that RGCH does, but to summarise:
- Grove House – Living well services
- 24/7 Hospice & Home care
- Family support – bereavements
- Supporting the NHS
3. HOW to make up this shortfall?
- 25 of the 28 shops have now reopened, but with quarantine restrictions on donations (72 hours) and limited space + public generosity post-lockdown, it is proving to be a challenge.
- Ebay – RGHC has a site on Ebay now, to help move the mountain of donations
- DEPOP – an Instagram-style app for the best designer clothing we receive in donations, for people to but online.