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Bringing sunshine into Hospice patients' lives

12th July 2019

Leek United is inviting customers to help bring some extra sunshine into the lives of patients at a Cheshire hospice… by saving for a rainy day.

The Society has relaunched its special East Cheshire Hospice (ECH) Account, which celebrates its first anniversary this month.

Every pound that customers save in the account helps to support the vital work of the Macclesfield-based hospice.

Leek United’s Macclesfield Branch Manager Veronica McNeil and her team encouraged people to splash out AND save when they officially re-launched the ECH Account at the hospice’s Splash Out! event at Alderley Park on Saturday 6 July.

“East Cheshire Hospice is very close to a lot of people’s hearts in our local community, and every account opened helps to make a real difference to the lives of patients and families,” said Veronica.

“It has already proved a very popular way to save for many of our customers, and we hope that even more people will see it as an opportunity to provide ongoing support for the fantastic work the hospice does.”

Colleagues from Leek United’s Congleton and Macclesfield Branches have chosen ECH as their nominated charity throughout 2019. The hospice also currently benefits from Leek United’s 'Feelgood Mortgage'* initiative, which enables mortgage applications who hold a Leek United saving account to choose one of four hospices to receive a cash donation from the Society on completion of their mortgage.

Kate Bowmar, East Cheshire Hospice's Corporate Fundraiser, said: “We are absolutely delighted to re-launch the East Cheshire Hospice savings account in partnership with Leek United.

"The Hospice receives less than 15% of our funding from the NHS, so we rely on the generosity of our community and organisations such as Leek United to raise the vital funds we need. We are encouraging members of our local community to open a savings account and in turn make a real difference to the lives and patients of our families who benefit from our services.”

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