Hospice helps branch celebrate 50 years of banking

Staff at the Coventry's Banbury branch presenting Daphne Robertson from Katharine House Hospice with a cheque for �1,000 from the Society's Community Partner Fund. NNL-160621-141759001
Staff at the Coventry's Banbury branch presenting Daphne Robertson from Katharine House Hospice with a cheque for �1,000 from the Society's Community Partner Fund. NNL-160621-141759001

The Banbury branch of the Coventry Building Society celebrated its 50th year by donating £1,000 to Katharine House Hospice.

The branch originally opened on the High Street on June 15, 1966, before moving to the current premises in 1991.

As part of the Coventry’s community programme, each branch supports a local cause and Banbury has been working with the hospice as its community partner since 2013. Staff from the hospice were invited to talk to branch members about their work.

Manager, Peter Cook, said: “We’re very excited about celebrating our long association with Banbury, where we’ve provided much-needed banking services and developed really strong relationships with our members and the local community.”

Daphne Robertson from Katharine House Hospice said: “We’re delighted to be community partner of the Coventry’s Banbury branch, and join in with their 50th anniversary celebrations. At Katharine House, we have cared for over 9,000 people with a life limiting illness since the hospice opened in 1991. This year it will cost £3.6 million to provide our services, only 22 per cent of which will be met by the government, so we are extremely appreciative for the support of the Coventry’s Banbury branch team and their members”.