Headlines employees selected Willen Hospice to become its first-ever official charity of the year.
Since opening its doors to in-patients in 1981, the Milton Keynes hospice provides specialist care for people with life-threatening conditions – mainly cancer.
It is open to people aged 18 and over, providing 24-hour care and supports for patients and their families.
The hospice’s vision finishes with the tagline ‘Always there to care’ – a sentiment strongly reflected in the vision’s wording: “Our vision is to be the lasting and thriving provider of free care to all people affected by life limiting illness in our community.
“This will be made possible by a community working together continually to share in the delivery of the most assuring, equally accessible and advanced care available.”
However, the hospice faces a continual challenge over funding.
It costs £4.3m to run and NHS funding only covers 23 per cent of the costs.
This leaves the organisation needing to find more than £3m every year through fundraising to keep its vital services going.
Headlines will be working with Willen Hospice as well as fundraising throughout 2014 to help support this worthwhile cause.