ACCOUNTANTS HWB have been appointed auditors and advisers to a Hampshire hospice

The Chandlers Ford-based practice will be working with the Oakhaven Hospice Trust, which is based in Lymington and provides highly-respected palliative care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.

Oakhaven costs around £4m-a-year to run and receives just 11 mper cent NHS funding, with the remainder of the budget provided by donations, legacies and fundraising initiatives.

Michaela Johns, a director at HWB who leads the firm’s charity specialism, will be working closely with the trust.

She said: ““The hospice is a large highly-respected organisation and sets standards to which others aspire, so we are delighted to have been appointed.

“HWB has a strong track record in the not-for-profit sector. This appointment further demonstrates our reputation in this field and adds to our growing client base.”