Our Chosen Charity Willen Hospice
Since our move to Milton Keynes last year we’ve been busily forging links with Willen Hospice.
One significant way has been in relation to their Business Club, where local businesses can give much needed regular financial support. In return they not only have the satisfaction of supporting such a worthy cause, but can also enjoy the opportunity to network with likeminded local businesses. We’re proud to be one of a small group of founder members of the Club, which launches next month.
We’re delighted to have been instrumental in helping Willen from the outset by facilitating discussions between their fundraising team and their opposite numbers at The Hospice of St Francis, where there is already a successful business club model in existence, and of which we were members up until very recently.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be launching the Willen Hospice Business Club. We have some wonderful support from corporate partners across Milton Keynes and beyond and our club aims to bring those supporters together…”
Dawn Clark, Fundraising Manager at Willen Hospice.
We’re also more than happy to lend a hand with the odd bit of design work when required…
Willen Hospice provides specialist end-of-life care for adults, focusing on four key areas: specialist symptom control, emotional support, spiritual support and care for carers. Often the most distressing aspect of living with life-limiting illnesses is the types of pain and symptoms which can arise. Their team of dedicated staff and volunteers can give compassionate, specialist support to patients, and their family members, to help deal with, as they wish to, the physical and emotional effects of both their illness and treatments.
Willen work closely with GPs, hospitals, community nursing staff and social workers and strive to make sure that specialist care is practical, informed and supportive at all levels. Patients receive care at their In-Patient Unit and Community Hub within the Hospice and also within the community through Community Nursing Teams.