Thousands of Leek United Building Society members voted to give a financial boost to two North Staffordshire-based hospices. For the ninth year in succession, the Society has made a donation to charity for every vote cast and for each member questionnaire returned at its 2014 Annual General Meeting.
The resulting sum of £1,114.30 has now been divided equally between The Donna Louise Children's Hospice* and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice**, both based in Stoke-on-Trent. The Donna Louise Children's Hospice provides specialist children's palliative care nurses, family support workers and counsellors to care for children and families who need its services.
Paul Moore, Fundraiser at the Hospice, said: “We really appreciate the continued support of Leek United. Since 2008, we have received over £4,700 from the Society and its support really does make all the difference in the world to our children and their families.
“As a result of its kind donations, the hospice can provide the highest quality of care to our children when they need it, offer counselling services that bring hope and relief, and support families to better cope through the toughest of times.”
The 'Dougie Mac' has benefited from the Society's AGM fund-raising for the last nine years, receiving more than £10,000 in total.
Liz Clarke, Fundraising Manager said: “We are extremely grateful to the members of the Leek United Building Society, for once again making a donation to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. The Hospice needs to raise £11.2 million each year to maintain the current standard of care we are renowned for.“
Ben Gronneberg, Leek United's Head of Insurance, Retail Sales and Marketing, presented the cheques for £557.15 to the two hospices.
He said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing support for these wonderful organisations, whose work touches all our lives, in one way or another.
“We thank our members for their ongoing and active participation in the Society and their AGM votes, which are directly helping the hospices to provide their invaluable service within our local community."