Three Leicestershire and Warwickshire hospices are sharing a £7,000 windfall generated by savers choosing a special affinity account at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.
More than £2,330 each is going to: LOROS, which cares for people from Leicestershire and Rutland; The Myton Hospices, covering Coventry and Warwickshire; and Mary Ann Evans Hospice, based in Nuneaton and covering North Warwickshire.
The three hospices have now shared an impressive £25,000 from the account since its launch in 2008. The Hospice Affinity Savings Account sees one per cent of its average balances donated by the Society to the charities each year.
The account also pays interest to the account’s savers, giving them a useful return on their money and the knowledge they are helping provide care and support to the terminally ill and their relatives. The minimum investment is £500 and the maximum investment is £300,000.
Denise Bradshaw, Hinckley & Rugby branch manager for Hinckley and Nuneaton, said:
“Thanks to our customers choosing the Hospice Affinity Savings Account the Society is able to support three hospices which are deeply valued by our customers. Most people in the communities we serve will have been touched by the work of these hospices at some point.”
Claire McDowell, community fundraiser at The Myton Hospices, said: “We would like to thank Hinckley & Rugby and its customers who have chosen to support The Myton Hospices again through the hospice Affinity Account.”
Janet Kavanagh, fundraising manager at Mary Ann Evans Hospice, said: “The support from Hinckley & Rugby is really appreciated. As well as the vital funding, the account raises awareness about the services provided locally.”
Christian Weikert-Picker, fundraiser at LOROS, said: “It is wonderful that such commitment has been shown to this account by Hinckley & Rugby and its savers since 2008. Such long-term help for hospices is key to us being able to deliver the free care to our patients and their families.”