thecentre:mk's Christmas Wishing Pool supports Willen Hospice

Published: Friday, 08 November, 2013
The annual Christmas show in Middleton Hall at thecentre:mk raises thousands of pounds for local charities with its Wishing Pool fund.
This year the Willen Hospice has been chosen as the principal beneficiary of the fund which has raised £390,000 since 1985.
Willen Hospice is the only hospice in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area and covers a population of 300,000. The money from the Wishing Pool will go to the Willen Hospice’s Young People’s Support Service.
It provides the help and emotional support for children and young people living with bereavement.  
Sue Anderson-Brown, Centre Director, said: “Choosing one beneficiary from a group of worthy applicants proved to be a difficult task for the team at thecentre:mk, but we are happy to announce the happy news this week and making Willen Hospice’s Christmas wishes come true.”
Previous beneficiaries from the Wishing Pool have included Age UK Milton Keynes; MK Reader Service; MK Wildlife Trust; MK Community Cardiac Group; RSPCA; MK Snap and MK Play Association.
For more information on the Wishing Pool, and thecentre:mk’s Christmas show, visit
For further information about thecentre:mk or to interview our spokespeople, please contact Helen Powell on 07768613291.

Notes to Editors
thecentre:mk is a regional shopping centre situated in the heart of Milton Keynes. With over 170 stores and over 1,000 brands, cafes and restaurants all under one roof, it is anchored by John Lewis, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer and Next.

As the premier shopping destination in the region between London and Birmingham, Cambridge and Oxford, thecentre:mk enjoys around 24 million visits every year and is unrivalled in its customer service.

Included in the overall proposition are civic spaces and events venues; City Square, Queens Court and Middleton Hall which offer a varied programme of free events throughout the year, including fashion shows, motor shows, summer beach and the award winning Christmas display.