An act of kindness by staff at local accounting firm RSM UK will mean that those working at Willen Hospice over the festive period will be gifted a Christmas meal when on shifts. 

The company raised more than £600 by holding a dress down day before the pandemic. The money will more than cover the cost of a festive meal, with the extra donated will help fund vital Hospice services.

While most people look forward to a break over the Christmas period, Willen Hospice nurses, catering, and other vital members of staff will be working ‘business-as-usual’, caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses and at the end of their lives, while supporting their families to make sure they can enjoy precious time together at Christmas. 

Tracy Priest, RSM UK Tax Manager, and Willen Hospice Ambassador, said: “Willen Hospice can only support the local community with the fantastic work they do if, in turn, that community supports them. It is our privilege to be able to make this donation. Best wishes to everyone at the hospice for a peaceful and safe Christmas.”

Peta Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Willen Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to RSM for covering the costs of Christmas lunch for our staff working over the festive period. Our teams care for patients 365 days a year, and Christmas makes no exception, so thanks to RSM they’ll be able to have a special Christmas meal with their Willen family while on shift.”

The Hospice has been overwhelmed by the kindness of many local companies who have raised money or made donations of goods to support patients, staff and volunteers over the Christmas period.

These include SDG, SMC Pneumatics, Brioche Pasquier, G2, Givaudan, Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, MK Business Centre, Charles Tyrwhitt, Tesco, and Ingram Micro, and many more. 

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