Savers who chose Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s Hospice Affinity Account have generated a £12,925 windfall for three Leicestershire and Warwickshire hospices.
Mary Ann Evans Hospice, The Myton Hospices and LOROS are each receiving £4,325. It’s thanks to the donation by the Society of one per cent of the average balances held in the account each year to the three hospices.
The money goes 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 latest donation takes the total shared by the three hospices to £48,000 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.
Lee Banks-Moore, Hinckley & Rugby’s branch manager at Upper Bond Street, Coalville and Barlestone, said: "We are always very pleased to support the hospices. It’s all thanks to our customers choosing to show their gratitude for the work the hospices do.”
Janet Kavanagh, fundraising manager at Mary Ann Evans Hospice, said: “The support of the customers and of the Society means so much to the hospices. The donation makes a great difference when every penny counts.”
Rosie Houghton, corporate fundraising support officer at The Myton Hospices, said: “We are incredibly pleased with the generous donation from Hinckley & Rugby and its customers. The support year on year is fantastic.”
Christian Weikert-Picker, fundraiser at LOROS, said: “What is extra special is that the customers have chosen to support the hospices for the long term. It shows how the community represented by the Society’s savers is firmly behind what the hospices achieve.”