Three local hospices have each received £8,000 thanks to savers at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society who chose to put their money into its Hospice Affinity Account.
Since its launch in 2008 the account has now paid out a total of more than £125,000 to LOROS in Leicestershire and Mary Ann Evans Hospice and The Myton Hospices in Warwickshire. All three hospices serve families in Hinckley & Rugby’s heartlands.
The total donation of £24,000 is equivalent to one per cent of the average balances held in the Affinity Account in the past year.
Jessica Atkinson, fundraiser at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, said:
“On behalf of everyone at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, thank you so much to the Hinckley & Rugby Affinity Account holders. Your generosity really will make a difference and will help ensure we can continue to provide our care free of charge to our patients.”
Magdalena Korytkowska, partnership development lead at LOROS, said:
“We would like to say a massive thank you to Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and to its members for their amazing and continued support towards the hospice.
“It does mean a lot to us and makes all the difference to the care we provide to 2,500 patients and their family members each year. This wonderful amount of £8,000 could pay for 23 patients to attend our Day Therapy service.”
Abigail Smith, corporate fundraiser at The Myton Hospices, said:
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Hinckley & Rugby Building Society on behalf of the staff, patients and families here at The Myton Hospices.
“Your incredible donation from the Affinity Account will contribute towards enabling us to continue supporting our patients and their families across Warwickshire. Your donation will make a huge difference to our wide range of clinical and non-clinical services so, once again, a huge thank you to you and your valued customers.”
Stewart Heeley, Hinckley & Rugby’s marketing & PR manager, said:
“Our savers choose the Affinity Account knowing they forego some interest because they want to support three amazing hospices. It’s an act of generosity which helps countless families in our heartlands.”