Savers with deposits in Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s Hospice Affinity Account have generated a £18,300 donation for three hospices in Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
Mary Ann Evans Hospice, The Myton Hospices and LOROS are each receiving £6,100. It’s thanks to the donation by the Society of a sum equivalent to one per cent of the average balances held in the account each year.
The latest donation takes the total shared by the three hospices beyond £82,000 since the account’s launch in 2008. The account also pays interest to the account’s savers, who choose to invest in it to help provide care and support to the terminally ill and their relatives. The minimum investment is £500 and the maximum investment is £300,000.
Jacqueline Leake, fundraising manager at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice said
“Thank you so much to the Hinckley & Rugby members who faithfully support the Mary Ann Evans Hospice by saving with the Affinity Account. What a wonderful gift to receive towards the services provided by each of the hospices for their local communities.”
Hannah Morris, partnerships manager at The Myton Hospices, said:
“We’re delighted to have the continued support of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and their valued savers who have helped raise such an incredible amount for The Myton Hospices.
“As the only provider of in-patient care across Coventry and Warwickshire we rely on the support of the local community and wouldn’t be able to continue providing our vital services if it wasn’t for them. We can’t thank the Society’s savers enough for such fantastic support.”
Adrian Walker, interim fundraising manager at LOROS, which cares for people from Leicestershire and Rutland, said:
“We are very grateful to Hinckley & Rugby and their clients for such wonderful continued support. Every year LOROS receives this donation from the Affinity Account and it is fantastic to see that it is more successful each year.
“Congratulations on this achievement and our sincere thanks to the customers for their generosity. The amazing amount of £6,100 is equivalent to the cost of sending one of our Community Nurse Specialists to visit 61 patients in their own homes, providing free care and support to patients and their family members. This annual donation does make a difference to the care we provide.”
Jamie Clarke, Hinckley & Rugby customer assistant, said:
“The credit must go to our savers who choose in their hundreds to put their money in the affinity account, knowing that doing so generates many thousands of pounds each year for such valued hospices.”