Join our Partnership Programme

Make us your charity partner and make a difference

We have amazing corporate supporters who stand by us, helping us to continue our care. We would love the opportunity to partner with even more businesses.

To find out more about any of these opportunities or activities, please email Tom or Jamie at

Whatever your values or objectives, we can tailor a Partnership to work for you and your colleagues.

  • A personalised programme aligned with your company’s objectives and values
  • 1:1 support with our dedicated team, based locally by Willen Lake
  • Raise your profile within the local community by supporting MK’s most well-loved local charity
  • Engage staff and boost morale with team building events and volunteer days

“As a Community Liaison Coordinator, my role is to deliver our Corporate Social Responsibility to charities, communities, schools, and wherever we can make a difference. The link we have with Willen Hospice is vital to the Business as we demonstrate our responsibility to organisations where we trade. We are more than just a Business and customers are keen to know about our involvement in the community, therefore loyal and happy customers, more support for our Business. In the same way,  loyal and happy Partners (staff), mean a greater recruitment retention of Partners. Win, Win” – Anne Dodds, Partner & Community Liaison Coordinator, John Lewis & Partners

“Ingram Micro started their partnership with Willen Hospice in 2017, with the associates of Ingram Micro choosing Willen as their chosen Charity.  The associate’s feedback was that Willen Hospice had supported them as either a family or through a friend and they wanted to give back to the Hospice. The associates like to get involved with Willen’s event, whether that be running or cycling, and internal events such as bake sales and quizzes. This year we also launched our Volunteers Day and so far we have supported Willen on two of these days, painting at the Hospice and sorting donations at the outlet shop.” – Rebecca Benzie, Head of SMB Sales, Ingram Micro.

Book a call with our Corporate Fundraising team to discuss how we can tailor our Charity of the Year programme for your organisation by filling out this from:

Or contact Tom Skinner, Senior Corporate Fundraiser via phone: 07522 564294 via email:
Read more below about becoming a Platinum and Corporate partner as part of our Charity of the Year programme.

Become a Partner

Why your support matters

Our patients receive their care completely free of charge. You may not realise that we can only do this with continuous funding from you, the public and local organisations.

From all of us here at Willen Hospice, thank you for helping us to raise the staggering £11.23 a minute we need to keep our Hospice going.



 You’ll be in good company….


Partnership Testimonials

Hear from organisations that support Willen Hospice


“The reason we choose Willen every year is down to the individual’s choice at our site. Each year we ask everyone which charities they would like to nominate to support for the year – and we pick the top 2. Willen is always by far the nomination with the most votes as it is very dear to many hearts here at CCEP.” – Aaron West


Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors
“We like to think of ourselves as part of the Milton Keynes community supporting local charities. Willen Hospice plays a vital role in the community. We had our own staff member here who saw their last few days at Willen Hospice. It was a special experience and we want Willen Hospice to be able to continue providing that support and help others when they’re in need.” – Paula Stuart
Thank you to Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors for sponsoring the Champagne at our Gala Dinner 2021.


Gullivers Theme Parks and Resorts
“Gullivers Theme Parks and Resorts, have always stood for family fun. We are honoured to support such a fantastic charity like Willen Hospice, who continually strive to support families and their loved ones. The work that Willen Hospice do across the Milton Keynes area is vital and we hope to support them as much as possible. The events that the Hospice organise are always a lot of fun for all the family, and we believe our partnership can help us to bring together families across the area. We hope you will join us in support for this wonderful charity.” – Aidan Hall


Charles Tyrwhitt
“Willen Hospice is very special to Charles Tyrwhitt, and close to the hearts of many because of the compassionate, personal end of life care provided to colleagues over the years. Our generous and caring colleagues in Milton Keynes are always thinking of innovative ways to support the Hospice. Over our 13 years of partnership we have collectively raised over £100,000 through fundraising events such as bake sales, quizzes, sky dives, marathons, and our annual big fundraising event – The CT Charity sale. Our fundraising activities are always fully embraced by our colleagues and we have seen an increase not only with employee engagement but also with employee wellbeing too.” – Tania Yelland


“It’s been a wonderful challenge that has united tribe members working from home across the UK and our EIMEA offices, bringing with it a focus on wellbeing, togetherness and resilience. Being able to make a difference for such an important local charity such as Willen Hospice has been the cherry on top’- Kimmie Burnett


Willen Hospice is an incredibly worthwhile charity, the care and services offered by the hospice to the local community are so important. Here at Amscan International we are very proud to support all the work they do and recognise the huge significance of this within local area.”


WAC Agency
“Partnering with Willen Hospice has been great for our client MK Buffet Village – we held a fundraising event which attracted local media coverage and great interaction on our social channels. The staff have really engaged with supporting the charity and it’s brought them together as a team.” – Steven Dryden-Hall


Towergate Insurance Milton Keynes
“Towergate Insurance Milton Keynes have no hesitation in supporting Willen Hospice who in turn have supported friends and family members around Milton Keynes during times of need. We have raised over £1500 during 2021 and are looking forward to arranging even more fundraising for such a great local cause in 2022.”


Brian Currie Van Centre
“Willen Hospice provides a lot of support and care for people and we all hope we don’t have to, but inevitably some of our staff and families will end up having to use the services so we feel that it’s only right that we give back to the community and help where we can.”
– Des Conway


How we care

Mia’s story

“It was just before I was about to start Year 7. It was so hard starting secondary school without mum, but my dad, the rest of my family and friends were there for me. I also had bereavement support from Willen which helped me a lot. At one session I made a plant and in another I made a lavender bag with ‘mum’ on it. Sleeping was really hard, but taking the bag to bed with me really helped. Being able to talk to someone about my feelings and not bottle them up was really helpful.

“The team at Willen do an incredible job. They see so many people going through the roughest time but they can still make you laugh and smile. The care the doctors and nurses gave mum was amazing and the support myself and my brothers and sister got from the team was unbelievable.”

“Willen help so many people but the pandemic has hit them so hard. They need the community to help them so they can be there for more people. I’m so proud of the money I have managed to raise. Watching my mum die was the hardest thing, but I am so glad that I have been able to do something to pay them back for the amazing things they did for my mum and our family.” – Mia


Learn more about getting involved

Nigel Birch
Commercial Manager - Corporate Partnerships & Lottery Performance

Contact Nigel Birch at

Or connect with him on LinkedIn

Jane Bliss
Business Development PA & Fundraiser

Jane can help you with any of our Business Development and Corporate queries. Contact jane at

In a typical year...
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phone calls to patients at home
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patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
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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.