Windsor's hospice is to receive a £5,000 donation from the company behind Maidenhead's £94 million Watermark regeneration scheme on the banks of the Thames.

Countryside is a leading mixed-tenure developer which began work on the Watermark development in March last year, in partnership with the Royal Borough.

It has chosen Windsor's Thames Hospice in Hatch Lane to receive the donation from its communities fund.

The hospice is the chosen charity of the mayor of Maidenhead Cllr Sayonara Luxton, who said: "It is a very generous donation which will make a real difference to the kind and expert care that Thames Hospice are able to provide to their most vulnerable patients suffering from coronavirus."

The hospice caters for people with life limiting illness but has recently been treating many patients with COVID-19 - adding a great deal to its costs, at a time when fund raising has been made difficult by lockdown.

Debbie Raven, chief executive Thames Hospice, added: “Our deepest thanks to Countryside for their incredible donation which will make a huge difference as we continue to care for and support our patients and their families through the coronavirus pandemic."

The hospice is due to move into larger premises in Reform Road near Bray Lake at Maidenhead.

The Watermark development aims to provide Maidenhead with 229 new homes of which 88 are affordable, alongside approximately 30,000 sq ft of new restaurant, café and community space adjoining the Town Hall, York Stream and Maidenhead Library.