Business Club

Join our Business Club to network with other business people in the local area

Networking gives you a great opportunity to introduce yourself and your company to other local business people. By joining our monthly Business Club you’ll be meeting and making valuable connections with like-minded businesses that support Willen Hospice.

We meet ‘virtually’ via Zoom. As a member or guest you’ll have a chance to introduce yourself and your company. During the short, informal breakout sessions, you’ll chat face to face with others in the group and get to know people from a vast range of local companies. We’ll give you information about ways to keep your staff motivated and engaged, with upcoming teambuilding activities, and ways you can get involved if you are looking to support the Hospice. We all love to hear inspiring stories, so every month, we invite speakers to tell us about their own business journeys.

This month we’ll be introducing our guest speaker, Olesya Lane, founder of Slow Fashion Bus  as she talks about establishing her company. Along with the benefits of mending and recycling, she’ll show you how to get started with upcycling your clothes, what to use and where to find it. There will then be an opportunity to ask any questions and discuss the topic.

Willen Hospice Business Club members are welcome to invite guests to join this meeting. We will send the Zoom login to everyone who registers via Eventbrite.

Our Keynote Speaker – Olesya Lane

Olesya is a founder of Slow Fashion Bus (Slowfashionbus.co.uk) and her main mission is to inspire others to transform their clothing into joyful, unique and durable garments. She teaches how to mend and upcycle clothes.

She also creates unique garments from discarded fabrics and clothes and this is her way to share joy with others. Olesya had her first upcycling project around 30 years ago – she took her dad’s t-shirt, chopped it into pieces and made a top for herself. She loved working on it and little did she know that this will become her passion later in life.

Olesya made a decision a few years ago to follow her passion. Now she inspires others to be creative and enjoy this journey too.

Business Club meetings  – BOOK HERE!

Tuesday 26 January 2021 – 1pm

Tuesday 23 February 2021 – 1pm

Tuesday 30 March 2021 – 1pm

Join us for Netwalking

We have started a regular outdoor networking event that gives you a chance to meet with other local businesspeople in a relaxed, outdoor setting, and walk while you network. Our next event takes place on 10 March. There is a 50% discount code for Business Club members: Busclubin2021.  Read more and book here!

Here are all the dates for 2021:  10 March, 14 April, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 11 August, 8 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December. Email dawn.clark@willen-hospice.org.uk if you need more information. (Sorry, but we have had to cancel the walks in January and February,  to comply with current Covid-19 restrictions. We will contact you if you have already booked)

We’d love you to join our Business Club

Please apply here
  • Enjoy the association with a well-loved Milton Keynes charity – including logo rights
  • Your company is featured on our website and within the Hospice
  • You’ll have regular opportunities to showcase your business
  • We regularly promote our Willen Hospice Business Club and our partners on social media
  • Network with like-minded businesses at our relaxed, but informative monthly meetings. Book here for the next event in January.

Don’t just take our word for it! Watch the video to hear from one of our members.
To find out more, please contact corporate@willen-hospice.org.uk
Join the Business Club

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
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.