Introducing our Partnership Programme

 

Make us your charity partner

As we celebrate our 40th year of serving the local community of Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, you cannot imagine what it means to have amazing supporters who stand by us.

Now, in the new hybrid way of working, we can help you to promote your own staff engagement, unite your teams and shine a light on your brand.

To find out more about any of these opportunities or activities, please email Chris or Jamie at corporate@willen-hospice.org.uk

 

  Become a Partner

How you could make a difference

 

  

 

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 

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 £9 a minute we need to keep our Hospice going.

 

 

    As you can see, you’ll be in good company….

Meet our Platinum Partners

  Meet our Corporate Partners

Hear from organisations that support Willen Hospice

 

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

 

WD-40
“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

 

amscan
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

Learn more about getting involved

Nigel Birch
Commercial Manager - Corporate Partnerships & Lottery Performance

Contact Nigel Birch at nigel.birch@willen-hospice.org.uk

Or connect with him on LinkedIn

Mark Rawlins
Associate Director Commercial

Contact Mark at Mark.Rawlins@willen-hospice.org.uk

Or connect with him on Linkedin

Chris Gregg
Senior Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser

Contact Chris at chris.gregg@willen-hospice.org.uk

Or connect with him on LinkedIn

Jamie Walsh
Senior Corporate Development Fundraiser

Contact Jamie at jamie.walsh@willen-hospice.org.uk

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 jane.bliss@willen-hospice.org.uk

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.