A hospice that has a base in Windsor has been given a cash boost of £1,000 from a housebuilder.

Thames Hospice received the donation from Persimmon Homes North London through its Community Champions project.

Every month, the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 each to two groups or individuals through the match-funded scheme.

It costs £8 million every year to keep Thames Hospice running, relying on its community for more than 50 per cent of the funds it has to raise annually to provide services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need them. The charity’s services include therapy, nursing and medical care and emotional support at the hospice in Windsor, as well as at patients’ homes.

The charity supports people facing life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.

Spokesman Emma Kennedy-Cox said: “As well as supporting people with life-limiting illnesses, a vital part of our work is also supporting their loved ones. We care for the physical, social and psychological needs of patients, not just the condition.

“At Thames Hospice, we are incredibly proud of the outstanding care and compassion shown to patients, families and loved ones.

“Each and every day we have a waiting list for our beds, so the help of the local community, corporate partners and charitable trusts is vital to our ongoing support to our patients and families.”

Damian Seddon, director-in-charge at Persimmon Homes North London, said: “We are delighted that we could support the work of Thames Hospice in this way.”

To nominate a community group or individual visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.