Lynn O'Gorman's Interview Summary
Lynn was born in 1969 and started working at Willen Hospice in 2006 mainly responding with thanks to donors and organising the newsletter. Over the 16 year period at Willen she has worked in marketing and fundraising and various other roles and is very proud to work for Willen. Lynn particularly enjoys fundraising events such as Alternative Ascot, a Tattoo Convention and the Open Gardens. It was hard when Covid hit as all fundraising stopped overnight but some of the income was recuperated with the Vaccination Centres and applying for Grants. Lynn has stayed so long at the Hospice because she feels part of the Willen family. Lynn thinks the Midnight Moo has been one of the most successful fundraising events, starting with 1000 entrants and increasing to 2000 in the second year. The event now has various other categories including one for men and another for children. Lynn has been involved with donations and legacies which have been a large part of the funds needed for the new building to help care for the growing population of MK. She has a sense of pride in what she is doing and knows that it is the small things that the staff do that makes a huge difference to the patients and their families.