Keens Shay Keens smash Hospice fundraising target

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The team at Keens Shay Keens MK, the Milton Keynes based accountancy firm have smashed their fundraising target for Willen Hospice, their chosen charity partner for 2011.

The decision to support Willen Hospice was taken not only in honour of the Hospice’s 30th Anniversary year but to specifically help raise at least £3,000. As a result of the huge amount of activity undertaken, KSKMK have raised a fantastic £3,744 for the Hospice during 2011.

This has beaten their original target by 25 per cent and gives additional funds to the Hospice allowing them to further improve services for their patients and families.

This generous amount will cover the total cost of care for 10 patients in the Hospice In-Patient Unit over a 24 hour period. The positive idea that ‘a day can make a difference’ aligns well with the firm’s own ethos of helping people prosper and gave the staff something tangible to rally around.

Throughout the year, the team at KSKMK have actively supported Willen Hospice by participating in a number of fundraising events. These have included a Swimathon, the Dragon Boat Race, the MK Midnight Moo where some members of the KSKMK team walked the 10 mile route while other members helped with important marshalling duties, a Wii Challenge and assisting the Hospice with the annual Lights of Love event.

KSKMK have also contributed through sponsorship of Willen’s 30th Anniversary Ball and by holding a seminar with GP’s in Stevenage in exchange for funds donated to the Hospice.

Mark Rayner, a Partner in the firm, said: “The decision to support Willen Hospice was made entirely by our staff and I am very proud of the example they are setting to the rest of the Milton Keynes business community. In addition to the funds that have been raised, we hope to have also sparked some ideas for how other organisations can go about helping this important cause while having a lot of fun along the way.”

Paul Hinson, Chief Executive of Willen Hospice said “The year long support we received from the team at Keens Shay Keens MK was truly remarkable. From the initial planning meeting through to the final cheque handover, it was a great example of how we can and should work together with local businesses to achieve our respective goals”.

A short video of the team from KSK MK in action can be seen at Willen Hospice site:youtube.com or by clicking here