Three local Hospices receive approx £40,000 from the Cumberland

Published on 13 May 2019

Eden Valley Hospice, Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland and Hospice at Home West Cumbria have each received a donation of over £13,000 thanks to our savers.

The money was donated by ourselves on behalf of savers who hold its Hospice Affinity Account. Each year, we donate an amount equivalent to 1% of the average total balances of all the accounts, which is split between Eden Valley Hospice, Hospice at Home North Cumbria and Hospice at Home West Cumbria. The money will help the charities provide help and support for those with terminal or life-limiting conditions.

Natalie Bingham, Corporate Relationship Co-ordinator at Eden Valley Hospice, said: “This is a truly wonderful donation and is the highest amount we have ever received from the Affinity Account! This kind of support will go a long way to ensure adults with life limiting conditions from across Cumbria continue to be cared for, when they need it the most. Thank you to everyone that saves money in this account!’’

Julie Blundell, Head of Marketing & Income Generation at Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, said: “We are extremely grateful to The Cumberland for once again choosing to support the provision of hospice care in Cumbria. This tremendous amount of money makes a huge difference to our local community and will enable our Hospice at Home Clinical Team to continue delivering vital care and support at home free of charge to adults, their families and carers coping with life-limiting illnesses and following bereavement.’’

Hayley McKay, Head of Marketing & Income Generation at Hospice at Home West Cumbria, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive such a fantastic amount from The Cumberland Building Society and their savers. £13,000 makes a huge difference to our ongoing fundraising efforts to support patients and their families at some of the most difficult times in their lives.”

Becky Towns, our community officer here at The Cumberland, said, “It’s an honour to support our hospices in this way. From the staff to the volunteers, the huge difference the teams at each hospice make every day to local people and their families during their time of need is invaluable.”

Details of our affinity accounts can be found here.

Picture 1 (L-R) Hayley McKay, Head of Marketing & Income Generation, Hospice at Home West Cumbria, Natalie Bingham, Corporate Relationship Co-ordinator, Eden Valley Hospice, Becky Towns, Brand & Communications Officer, The Cumberland, Julie Monk, Chief Executive Hospice at Home West Cumbria, Fiona Stobart, Chief Executive, Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, Patricia Livsey, Chief Executive, Eden Valley Hospice and Julie Blundell, Head of Marketing & Income Generation, Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland