This year our 2 lead charities are local and provide a fantastic degree of support to those who need them.
MARLOW OPPORTUNITY PLAYGROUP (MOP)
MOP, an affectionate term for the playgroup, is a small local charity providing unique services to around 25 very special children and their families. They provide early intervention for pre-school children, most of whom have a broad and varied range of diagnoses including autism, cerebral palsy, down's syndrome, visual impairments, speech and language delays, and various other genetic and neurological problems.
They have a team of trained, experienced and motivated staff who are knowledgeable about, and supportive of the children's needs and learning requirements. They offer 1:1 support (aiming for a minimum of 1:2) where required; ensuring that every child is able to access all available activities, including many that would otherwise not be accessible to these children.
They also give valuable help and support to their carers and families.
Rennie Grove Hospice Care is a charity providing care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families living in Bucks and Herts. Every year through our 24/7 Hospice at Home service for adults and children and our Family Support services, we give thousands of patients the choice to stay at home, surrounded by their families and friends.
Our hospice at home service is unique in the local area and offers specialist care at home through a combination of planned and responsive visits by our teams of nurses and healthcare assistants. We offer practical nursing care and advice to help with symptom control and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. Our care is all about valuing life and is centred around the belief that we all matter until the last moment of our lives.
All services are provided at no cost to our patients or families but in order to carry on providing the same high quality services for all who need our care, we rely on support from our local community to raise in excess of £18,000 every day. For more information please visit www.renniegrove.org