Donate your birthday

Don’t know what you want for your Birthday? Already have everything you need? Instead of presents, why not set up a Birthday Fundraiser, and ask your friends and family to donate to Willen Hospice instead.

It’s easy to do using Facebook Fundraising. All you need is a Facebook account – you may even get a prompt from Facebook a few weeks before your birthday.

If you don’t have Facebook, you can set up a Birthday Fundraiser on JustGiving.com.

Top tips for a successful Facebook Fundraiser

1. Share your story! Tell people why you’ve chosen to fundraise for Willen Hospice. If it’s for a personal reason, and you’re comfortable sharing it, let your friends and family know

3. When setting your fundraiser up, make sure it runs for a good amount of time. Two weeks generally works well

2. Keep sharing your fundraiser. You can celebrate a milestone, like hitting £50, and when it’s your actual birthday

3. Thank everyone who donates to your fundraiser, and once again when the fundraiser has ended.

Making a difference to families in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas

During the pandemic, we have remained open to patients and, continued providing care to people in their own homes. We need to raise £4.7million every year, that’s £9 a minute, to continue providing specialist, compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, and at the end of their lives. With our usual fundraising events and activity cancelled by Covid-19, setting up a Birthday Fundraiser will help us to continue caring for local families, when and where they need us most.

 

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.