DUDLEY Building Society has handed over a cheque for £10,267 to Mary Stevens Hospice.

The donation is the final amount which accrued from a special savings account taken out by Dudley customers who wished to see a small proportion of the interest gained go to Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge which has been providing care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses since 1991.

Ruth Longville, business partnership fundraiser at the hospice, said: “Mary Stevens Hospice is thrilled to receive a generous donation from Dudley Building Society from their Save and Sponsor account holders.

"The hospice relies on the generosity and support of their supporters and local businesses to assist them to raise the £3.5 million each year to support patients and their families in the Dudley borough.

"We were thrilled when Dudley Building Society confirmed that they were donating £10,000, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, as this ensures we can continue to provide the outstanding care that we are renowned for.

"This has come at a time when our fundraising is limited as our events have all been cancelled for the foreseeable future and this will make such a difference.”

Dudley’s commercial director Sam Ward, said: “At this time, when the need for generosity has never been greater, it is a testament to the community spirit of local people to support charities so close to home. It has given all of us a lift at Dudley to be able to hand over this cheque on behalf of our members.”