Caring for Milton Keynes since 1981

You’re part of our history

Willen Hospice was the first charity of its kind in Milton Keynes, founded in 1981 by Dr Marjorie Reid and District Nurse Dorothy Jell. In fact, it still remains the only Hospice caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses in the local area.

In the film, ‘Willen Hospice: Caring for MK since 1981’ we explore how we have evolved to be such an integral part of the local community.

The National Lottery Heritage funded film celebrates four decades of the Hospice, bringing together present and former staff, volunteers, fundraisers and relatives of those who have benefited from the Hospice’s care.

The film was created by Living Archive MK.

Meet the man behind the camera, an interview with Roger Kitchen



In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.