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Society savers’ support blooms for local hospices

Savers with deposits in Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s Hospice Affinity Account have generated a £16,350 donation for three hospices in Leicestershire and Warwickshire.

Mary Ann Evans Hospice, The Myton Hospices and LOROS are each receiving £5,450. 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.

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(l-r) Rachael Stevens of The Myton Hospices, Hinckley & Rugby’s Sophie Hancock, Christian Weikert-Picker of Mary Ann Evans Hospice and Diane Morris of LOROS


The latest donation takes the total shared by the three hospices to £64,000 since the account’s launch in 2008. The account also pays interest to the account’s savers, who choose the account 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.

Christian Weikert-Picker, head of fundraising and marketing at Mary Ann Evans Hospice, which cares for people from Nuneaton and North Warwickshire, said:

“The donations really do add up, year on year. We thank those customers who have loyally kept saving in this account and welcome those who have joined in the past year.”

Rachael Stevens, fundraiser at The Myton Hospices, which cares for people from Coventry and Warwickshire, said: “Our thanks go to the building society and its customers, for thinking of our hospice and the work we do. Their support is greatly appreciated.”

Diane Morris, fundraising manager at LOROS, which cares for people from Leicestershire and Rutland, said: “We are so grateful for the continued support of Hinckley & Rugby and its savers. With more than £20,000 donated just to LOROS over the years, this account makes a tremendous difference.”

Sophie Hancock, 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.”

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