Urgent appeal for your support!
The Coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on our ability to raise vital funds.
Currently all face to face fundraising is suspended, Myton’s 27 shops are temporarily closed and events for at least six months have been cancelled or postponed.
Providing dedicated care and support for terminally ill patients, and their families, in our inpatient beds and in the community is our primary focus, and we need to raise over £9 million every year to continue to do this.
That’s £750,000 every month, and we are genuinely concerned about the impact the Coronavirus outbreak is having on our ability to raise vital funds.
As well as our own events we rely on third party events to help towards our huge fundraising target.
Coventry Half Marathon, Stratford Half and Full Marathons, and London Marathon have been cancelled, this is another financial blow. Our fantastic supporters also organise events on our behalf, and they are having to cancel or postpone their plans too.
The opportunity to hold collections in supermarkets and shopping centres, and to sign people up to our lottery in busy venues is also on hold.
In times that are already financially challenging for charities the potential impact of this situation is devastating.
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We care for some of the most vulnerable people and make the most difficult times that little bit more manageable for our patients and their families, so we are asking if you can please show your support by making a donation so that we can continue to be here for those who need us, now and in the future. We can't do it without the support of people like you!
Why your support is so important…
Three days before he died at Warwick Myton Hospice, Alan Young, his wife Kelly and their two sons created a plaster cast of them all holding hands.
The details in the cast, from the lines of his skin to curves of his hand, are something the family will be able to keep forever as a reminder of him and the moment they shared as a family to create the cast.
I couldn’t put my arms around Alan for 9 months because of the pain he was in. To be able to hold his hand and create something we can keep forever was amazing. We have a piece of Alan we can keep forever. I wondered why he was holding on; there were things we wanted to do with him, to say to him, before he died and he promised we would do that.
Alan spent 11 days on the Inpatient Unit; coming to Myton helped him to be himself, and for his wife and children to be a family again. Being told his cancer was terminal had a huge impact on Alan’s personality but at Myton Kelly saw her husband laugh again.
He knew what was going to happen, but he felt safe at Myton. And the pressure felt so much less for us as a family once we got here. Alan didn’t want to be in pain, and Myton fulfilled that last wish. A piece of my heart will always be with Myton now.
Alan’s family have precious memories to treasure forever along with the beautiful cast.
We hope that you are able to help so that we can be there for more people like Alan and his family when they need us most.
Any donation, big or small, will make a huge difference.
We can’t thank you enough for your support and hope that with the generosity of our local community we can get through this and continue to provide our vital services to the people of Coventry and Warwickshire.