Giving to charity is way to live long and prosper

Business leaders joined Willen Hospice for a campaign update at the Open University
Business leaders joined Willen Hospice for a campaign update at the Open University
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A MILTON Keynes’ charity’s fundraising consultant has given business leaders compelling reasons to donate cash to good causes – you will make more money and live longer!

Paul Molloy, the MD of Compton, was speaking at an update into Willen Hospice’s Campaign30 drive to pull in an extra £2million funds over the next three years.

The hospice has to raise £4million each year from the people of Milton Keynes just to keep going. The extra £2million is to develop services to help it cope with the new city’s burgeoning population and more and more elderly people.

As well as mentioning the significant tax advantages of donating money and shares, Mr Molloy told a campaign update at the Open University: “If you make a gift in your will, evidence suggests you are going to live five years longer.

“If you volunteer, you are 44 per cent more likely to live seven years longer.”

He added there’s also a rule that seems to go ‘the more I give away, the more I seem to make’ which works for people like Microsoft’s Bill Gates.

He added that the brand Willen Hospice has a unifying effect on staff who all know what it stands for and are willing to work as a team to achieve for it.

l Find more about the hospice, which is backed by the Citizen, at www.willen-hospice.org.uk