Willen Hospice presentations

Willen Hospice has recently received donations totalling nearly £7,000 from Buckinghamshire Freemasons.

Cheques for £1500 from Secklow Hundred Lodge 9569, which meets in Stony Stratford; £1,000 from each of Longueville 9322 and Bletchley Park 9518 Lodges, both from Bletchley, and £3,200 from the Freemasons Grand Charity were handed over at two recent presentations to enable the Hospice to continue its essential care and treatment.

Willen Hospice has a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, social care professionals and other health care staff, who provide round the clock care to patients and ongoing care and support for their families.  Being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness can often leave people in a lonely, uncertain, and confusing place, but the care at Willen Hospice looks to give individuals comfort, help them find confidence and ease their pain.

There is an inpatient unit for patients to stay at the Hospice, a dedicated community team of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Hospice at Home staff, a Patient & Family Services team offering bereavement support and a drop-in Wellbeing Centre for those not staying at the Hospice.  All services are offered free of charge.

Dawn Clark, Fundraising Manager at Willen Hospice said “The vision of Willen Hospice is to always be there to care, but to achieve that we need to raise £3.6 million every year – that works out at around £7 a minute every single minute of the year.  We’d like to offer our sincerest thanks to Buckinghamshire Freemasons for their generosity in donating nearly £7,000 to support Hospice care in our community and helping us always to be there to care.”

Top Photograph shows, left to right: Lorraine Bowen, Lymphoedema Services; Dawn Clark, Fundraising Manager, and Kim Stopher, Master of Secklow Hundred Lodge

Photograph below shows, left to right   Nick Clark of Longueville Lodge, Phil Blacklaw representing Grand Lodge, Sam Everett Master of Longueville Lodge, Lynn O’Gorman from Willen Hospice and Ralph Waghorn of Bletchley Park Lodge.