Coventry’s a big supporter of Rugby causes

Celebrations for Coventry Building Society in Rugby. NNL-160108-144509001
Celebrations for Coventry Building Society in Rugby. NNL-160108-144509001

A building society with an enviable record of supporting good causes in the Rugby area celebrated a milestone with yet another donation.

The Coventry has been in its Regent Street office for 25 years, having first come to town in July 1972 when it was in Church Street.

And through the years it has made its mark with its support for the community.

Manager Hina Morjaria said: “Over the years we have supported a number of local charities, including the Friends of St Cross Hospital, who we’ve raised over £171,000 for, through our popular St Cross Saver affinity account.

“Each branch supports a local cause with fundraising and raising awareness, and we’ve been working with Myton Hospice as our Community Partner since 2012.

“To help celebrate our 25th anniversary we invited staff from the hospice in to the branch to talk to our members about the great work they do, and presented them with a cheque for £1,062.77.”

They were joined by Peter and Liz Realf who have been in the forefront of a campaign to improve funding for brain tumour research.

They lost son Stephen in 2014 and saw at first-hand the work Myton Hospice does.

Peter said: “We’ve held accounts with the Coventry for years and we’re really proud our building society supports such a fantastic local charity as Rugby Myton Hospice.

“Sadly, our son Stephen died of a brain tumour two years ago - the support we had from Myton was invaluable and made a huge difference to Stephen’s quality of life as his illness progressed.

“Hopefully, today’s donation will help Myton to continue the fantastic work they do”.

Anita Burrows, of Myton Hospice,said: “We are extremely grateful for the support we have received and continue to receive from both staff and members of the Coventry ’s Rugby branch”.