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A year of fundraising for Cheshire hospice

22nd January 2018

BUILDING society staff have dedicated themselves to a year of fundraising in aid of a Cheshire hospice.

Colleagues from Leek United’s Congleton and Macclesfield Branches have chosen East Cheshire Hospice as their nominated charity throughout 2018.

Teams from both branches kicked off their campaign at Macclesfield Town FC’s Moss Rose Stadium this month by collecting (literally!) buckets of cash from generous supporters – raising a total of £335.83.

Now, they are planning a series of other fundraising events throughout the coming months to generate further donations for the Hospice.

Macclesfield Branch Manager Veronica McNeil and her colleagues already have long-standing links with East Cheshire Hospice, raising several thousand pounds for the Hospice over the last 11 years.

Gemma Lawson, Branch Manager at Congleton, said: “East Cheshire Hospice recently set up a special support group in Congleton for the first time, and it also celebrates its 30th anniversary this year; we therefore thought it would be very appropriate for both branches to join forces in 2018, to do what we can to help the Hospice’s amazing work.

“So many of us and our customers know of those whose lives have been touched in some way by the Hospice, so we already know that our fundraising activities will be generously supported.”

East Cheshire Hospice also currently benefits from Leek United’s ongoing ‘Feelgood Mortgage’ initiative which enables applicants to choose one of four hospices to receive a cash donation from the Society on completion of their mortgage.

April Green, East Cheshire Hospice's Corporate Relationships Manager, said: "We are so grateful for the support of Leek United staff and customers. Both the Macclesfield and Congleton branches have joined our new Corporate 500 Club, which is a fantastic commitment of support.

“The Hospice provides a vital service to local adults facing life-limiting illnesses, but we receive less than 17% of our funding from the NHS. This means we rely on the generosity of our local community to raise £7,500 each and every day."

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