Willen Hospice received a Christmas boost this week when local volunteer fundraising group, The Friends of Willen Hospice, awarded the charity a cheque for £20K.
The generous donation, which takes the total they have raised for the Hospice this year to £45K, was presented at their annual general meeting.
Friends of Willen Hospice is a 10-strong committee, with several volunteers who are dedicated to fundraising for the Hospice throughout the year, by selling raffle tickets, holding tombolas, social events, and attending local fetes and fairs.
Liz Sparham, chair of Friends of Willen Hospice, said: “We were delighted to be able to make this donation. Willen Hospice is a charity close to all our hearts, which is why we work so hard all year round to do what we can to raise money to enable the excellent support and care they provide to continue.
“We have a busy 2018 planned so hope the local community will support us and the Hospice to make next year bigger and better than ever.”
Hywel Jones, head of retail and marketing, accepted the donation on behalf of the Hospice. He said: “We are extremely grateful for the brilliant work that the Friends of Willen Hospice do to raise money for us. Their enthusiasm and commitment is unwavering, and they play a huge part in helping us to ensure we can raise money to offer services, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”
To continue to provide specialist end-of-life care to people in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, the Hospice needs to raise £7 every minute of the year. To find out more visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk