EDEN Valley Hospice and Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland have each received a donation of over £13,000 thanks to The Cumberland’s savers.

The money was donated by The Cumberland on behalf of savers who hold its Hospice Affinity Account. Each year, The Cumberland donate an amount equivalent to one per cent 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 and income generation at Hospice at Home Carlisle and 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. ’’

Becky Towns, community officer 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.”