A CHARITY which helps Warwickshire residents through the last stages of life is one of three in the region to receive an £8,000 windfall.
Myton Hospices, which has premises in Rugby, Warwick and Coventry, received the donation courtesy of savers at Hinckley & Rugby Building Society who chose to put their money into its Hospice Affinity Account.
Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton and LOROS in Leicestershire also received equal shares of the £24,000 total donation – equivalent to one per cent of the average balances held in the Affinity Account in the past year.
Since its launch in 2008 the account has now paid out a total of more than £125,000 to the three hospices.
Myton corporate fundraiser Abigail Smith 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.”
Hinckley & Rugby marketing & PR manager Stewart Heeley 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.”