A cheque for more than £7,000 was presented to the Countess of Brecknock Hospice earlier this week by Cliff Osborne, Senior Branch Manager of Newbury Building Society’s Andover branch. The branch, located on the High Street, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
When asked about the donation, Cliff said: “We were delighted to present the hospice with our largest cheque to date and would like to thank our members for their continued support for such a worthy cause. It was also a very pleasant surprise to receive the special silver Countess of Brecknock supporter badges as recognition for our fundraising achievements since 2019. Long may it continue!”
Fundraising took place throughout 2022, and activities including a Christmas hamper prize draw and sales of the Society’s calendar. A portion of the funds raised came from Newbury’s charity savings account. Members who open this account can nominate one of the Society’s nine partner charities to which the Society will then donate a percentage of savings balances on an annual basis.
The branch staff and customers have worked so hard to raise this amazing sum of money, which is the most raised to date. We have been the charity partner of Andover Branch since 2019 and in that time, they have raised over £11,000 and given generously of their time at our events. We wanted to formally recognise their wonderful support and awarded Cliff and the staff our special silver Countess of Brecknock Hospice supporter badges.
The Countess of Brecknock Hospice (registered charity no: 1067238) is the charity partner of Newbury Building Society’s Andover branch. They provide free end-of-life and palliative care to people suffering from life-limiting illnesses throughout Andover and the surrounding area.