New housing development comes to aid of city’s hospice

PaulHinson'Chief Executive of Willen Hospice, Paul Hinson, with fundraising money boxes.'''MPMC WK09 M11
PaulHinson'Chief Executive of Willen Hospice, Paul Hinson, with fundraising money boxes.'''MPMC WK09 M11
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A MILTON Keynes hospice has launched a neat new range of houses to help its bid to raise nearly £4.5 million every year.

The houses are of the miniature variety and are money boxes to help raise vital funds for Willen Hospice and its growing number of patients.

Chief executive Paul Hinson ‘exchanged contracts’ on the new homes on Monday this week and unveiled them to more than 100 business leaders at the City Breakfast Club, at stadium:mk on Wednesday. They went like hot cakes.

The boxes were produced for Willen Hospice by corporate gifts producer Avant Garde, itself based in Milton Keynes.

Mr Hinson and Leanne Bircham, director of nursing and patient services at the hospice, went to the early morning gathering to thank businesses that had helped the hospice and to persuade those that haven’t to do their bit.

The hospice is this year celebrating its 30th birthday and recently launched Campaign 30 to raise £2million over the next three years.

Mr Hinson said the people of Milton Keynes supported the hospice to the tune of more than £3million each and every year but in order to meet the challenges ahead, with only 24 per cent of funds coming from government, they needed to secure more high value corporate giving.

> The Citizen, which is also 30 this year, is delighted to support the hospice. Visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk