The Cream Team: Team at Starbucks Kingston Park volunteers at the Willen Hospice during store makeover

Our Starbucks team at our Kingston Park store in Milton Keynes spent two weeks supporting the Willen Hospice by fundraising and volunteering at its charity stores.

During the store’s closedown period for an exciting refurbishment, the team brewed up a scheme to give their time to the local community by supporting the Willen Hospice, a registered charity that provides specialist care for people whose illness no longer responds to curative treatment.

Morgan Piper, a shift supervisor at the Starbucks store said: “It’s really rewarding to be able to give back to those in the area. We’re a community store and being able to support our local charity is a fantastic opportunity.”

Dawn Clark, fundraising manager for Willen Hospice said: “We’re absolutely thrilled and so grateful to be supported by Starbucks at the Kingston Centre. To continue to offer our care to the local community, we need to raise £7 every single minute of year and the collection at Starbucks will help raise funds to that target. It’s fantastic too that we’re welcoming Starbucks partners into our Newport Pagnell shop to volunteer. This is another great way to support out work, as volunteers are absolutely crucial to the Hospice and without them we simply couldn’t do what we do.”

Although the store has now reopened, our team are a still regular sight at the Newport Pagnell branch of Willen’s charity shop chain as they support the full-time volunteers with their duties.