"Keech Hospice Care provides emotional and practical support for adults and children diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. Our aim is to help patients enjoy the highest quality of life, while also providing vital support for their family and friends. In 1986 the idea of a hospice for terminally ill adults in South Bedfordshire was instigated by Dr. ‘Wink’ White, a local retired GP. After five years of planning and fundraising, what was then called the Luton & South Bedfordshire Hospice was built on land generously donated by Mrs Betty Robinson and became operational in April 1991. The building was later extended to create a new, purpose-built day hospice called the Powdrill Centre. In 1997, the charity launched a £3 million appeal to build a second hospice for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, initially from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Today the children’s hospice also cares for children in Milton Keynes. Land for the building was again given by Mrs Robinson and a local businessman, Mr Dennis Keech, boosted the appeal with a £1 million donation. Keech Cottage Children’s Hospicee was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal in March 2000. Since then, the charity has continued to develop and improve the services it offers to patients and their families across both hospices. In 2002, work on a specialist hydrotherapy pool was completed, linking the two hospices together. In the same year, the organisation was renamed ‘The Pasque Charity’. The name, which was chosen with the locally grown Pasque flower in mind, was also applied to the Pasque Adult Hospice. The children’s hospice retained its association with its major benefactor with the name Keech Cottage."