Grooving... on a Friday in June with Grove House shoes event

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Bowmansgreen School - Credit: Archant

Community groups are being encouraged to support Rennie Groovy Shoes 2015 – a special fundraising and awareness day for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Scouts, Guides, Brownies, schools, pubs, play groups, sports teams, book groups, choirs etc are all being asked to join the fun on Friday June 19 and help raise funds as well as awareness of the care the charity provides in the local community for patients diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families.

In 2014 activities that supporters took part in included a welly throwing contest, colouring competition, sponsored walks, cake sales and even men wearing ladies shoes for the day!

Groups are being encouraged to be creative in how they take part and Rennie Grove can provide balloons, posters, collection tins and stickers to support your activities.

For those who wish to test their grey matter, Rennie Grove has prepared a shoe-related quiz, so one idea might be to organise a quiz night for your group and have an entertaining evening while helping to raise funds at the same time.

There will also be a Groovy Shoes Quiz at Grove House in Waverley Road, St Albans on June 19 at 7pm. Entry is £10 per person which includes pizza and a drink. There will also be a prize for the person wearing the grooviest shoes. Call 01727 731028 to book your teams of up to six people.

Schools that have already signed-up to wear groovy shoes on the day include: Camp School and Abbey Primary in St Albans.

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Schools and other groups can also help the charity spread the word about Rennie Groovy Shoes Day and anyone who wishes to take part is encouraged to wear their grooviest shoes in return for a donation. This year the charity has set up a special text number where anyone can make a donation of £1 by texting SHOE15 £1 to 70070.

Rennie Grove community fundraising manager Nicola MacKinnon explained: “Rennie Groovy Shoes Day is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the care we give patients in the local community and we really hope that schools and community groups will get involved in the day. We would love to hear from anyone interested in taking part and would be happy to discuss different ideas that might appeal to particular schools or groups.”

To get involved, please go to or email You can also contact the Community Fundraising Team by calling 01442 890222 or 01727 731000.