You couldn’t wish for a better way to mark the 25th birthday celebrations at BMI The Saxon Clinic.
For the clinic, in Milton Keynes, has built a wishing well in its entrance area with all money donated in return for wishes going to the nearby Willen Hospice.
As the wishing well was unveiled and a special silver anniversary celebration held, the Executive Director of the Saxon Clinic, Rod Morphew, spoke of some of the achievements of the last 25 years and of the challenges that lay ahead.
“We have always enjoyed great support from staff, consultants and clinicians as well as from members of the public. The Saxon is a well established part of the Milton Keynes community and we are proud of what we have achieved. BMI Healthcare has some exciting plans for the future which will see the services at The Saxon go from strength to strength."
A plaque to commemorate the event was unveiled by guest speaker Graham Anderson, former Finance Director for the New Towns Development Corporation.
Graham was instrumental in pulling together the funding package for The Saxon Clinic together with the first private healthcare contractor back in 1986.
The wishing well was the brain child of the Clinic’s Imaging Administrator, Estelle Waite who said: “The Willen Hospice is loved and respected throughout the region and it is fitting that this well will help raise money to support it in the future.”
Philippa Eccles, Chair of Willen Hospice Trustees, who was also at the celebration, added: "Without the support of local businesses and the community, our funding position would be a lot more difficult and every fundraising venture is much appreciated."