Kind-hearted savers have put a little something away for a rainy day and helped the town’s hospital in the process.
Thanks to the support of the many holders of the St Cross Saver account, the Friends of St Cross has received another massive donation from Coventry Building Society.
For the past nine years, the Society has made an annual donation based on 1 per cent of the savings balances held in the account for the previous 12 months.
The cheque this year was for £18,163 taking the total that the Friends have received this way to an amazing £171,725.
Heather Green, chairperson of the Friends of St Cross, said “We are most grateful for the support we have received from the Coventry over the years. They not only operate the St Cross Saver account but have also helped us with the design and printing of our newsletters.
“The size of the donation this year is some £911 more than last year which means that the community has given even more support for the hospital and the charity through the St Cross Saver account.”
After the cheque presentation, the party was taken on a tour of the hospital.
Darin Landon, distribution director for the Coventry, said: “It is great to see how well the Friends use the money donated, as a result of the St Cross Saver account, for the benefit of the community. I congratulate them on the success of their appeal.”