There is a new way for local residents to support the work of East Cheshire Hospice, with the launch of a special Leek United Building Society Affinity Savings Account.
Local MP and East Cheshire Hospice vice-president David Rutley joined staff from the hospice and the building society’s Macclesfield branch for the launch of the account, and highlighted the positive and important role East Cheshire Hospice plays in the local community.
For every pound a saver invests in the new account, Leek United Building Society will pay an annual commission to East Cheshire Hospice.
Both the Macclesfield and Congleton branches of the building society will be actively involved in promoting the Affinity Saver Account, with literature encouraging participation in the scheme displayed in both branches.
The first ten people to open an account will also receive a specially-commissioned ceramic sunflower, produced by local potter Caroline Tattersall, to mark the hospice’s 30th anniversary this year.
Leek United Building Society already supports East Cheshire Hospice with its ‘Feelgood Mortgage’ initiative, under which applicants can choose one of four local hospices to receive a cash donation on completion of their mortgage.
Staff have also nominated East Cheshire Hospice to be their charity of the year for 2018.
Speaking after the event, MP David Rutley said: “It is great to see the close and active links between East Cheshire Hospice and Leek United Building Society further strengthened with the launch of the Affinity Saver Account.
“I am pleased to have been at the launch of this exciting new initiative, which will make a real difference to the vital work East Cheshire Hospice does for patients and their families in our local communities.”