VIDEO: Willen Hospice kicks off its Go Blue campaign with the Milton Keynes Citizen

This week, Willen Hospice wants Milton Keynes to Go Blue in a bid to raise vital funds for its future.

The Citizen launched a campaign to back the hospice as it faces a predicted cash shortfall of £500k this financial year.

Between March 2-8, the hospice is running the Go Blue charity challenge, asking locals to wear blue, bake blue and get involved in different event activities taking place across Milton Keynes.

Today, the Willen Hospice team stopped by at Citizen towers to deliver freshly baked blueberry muffins from the hospice kitchen before heading off to ask other offices and businesses to dig deep for charity.

Mayor Derek Eastman kicked off the blue fun, donning a snazzy blue wig.

Paul Hinson, Chief Executive at Willen Hospice, said “We’re in a very difficult financial position and our Go Blue for Willen week is an opportunity for Willen Hospice to raise much-needed funds to help us continue to offer our specialist care and support to our patients and their families.

“Willen Hospice belongs to the people of Milton Keynes and we’d urge the community to get involved in Go Blue for Willen week, have fun and raise lots of money for their hospice.

“The response has been great so far - who wourldn’t love a blueberry muffin delivered to their desk and a chance to support their local hospice.”

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