We are committed to supporting each and every one of our supporters fundraising for Myton and have put together some resources to help you along the way!
We’re very conscious of making our events as environmentally friendly as possible, with that in mind we have created a downloadable welcome pack for you...
To download your welcome pack please click here.
We are hoping to raise £35,000 from your sponsorship this year so we can continue providing our services to people with terminal and life limiting illnesses, and their families, over the festive period.
We know that is a lot of money but with your support we are confident that we can achieve it!
Setting up a JustGiving page is one of the most effective ways to encourage people to sponsor you and the money comes directly to us, so there’s no need to worry about gathering your sponsorship and bringing it in, or posting it, to us.
Creating a page is really simple! Here are some tips for you to get the best out of your fundraising page!
To download your Cycle Challenge sponsorship form please click here.
1. How do I connect my Fundraising Page to Strava?
- Login to your JustGiving account and view the Fundraising Page you wish to connect with. Scroll down slightly on your Fundraising Page and select the ‘Connect Strava’ button.
You’ll then need to login to or register with Strava (it's free!). We also do not charge anything to use this functionality
- Finally, confirm some Strava permissions and select and save your fitness settings/preferences.
2. Can I connect multiple pages to Strava?
Yes you can connect multiple pages within one JustGiving account. The first page you connect, you’ll be asked to log in to Strava and confirm some permission settings. For any subsequent page you connect, you will bypass this step and go straight to the pages' fitness settings, for you to set specific preferences for that fundraising page.
You can also have different fitness activities appearing on different fundraising pages, for example, one page to just show Running and another to show Cycling.
Bespoke Cycle Jersey (£30)
Add this year’s bespoke Myton Cycle Challenge jersey to your collection! If you pledge to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship you can get your hands on a jersey for free!
The jerseys are also available to buy for £30 via our online shop by clicking here.
Help us to be a more environmentally friendly event by purchasing a Myton water bottle!
Help us to be a more environmentally friendly event by purchasing a Myton water bottle for an additional £2.50. This will reduce the amount of plastic waste at our event and help support us to reach our fundraising goal!
Our water bottles are available to purchase through the sign up process or if you have already signed up and wish to purchase yours please click here.
Here's some helpful fundraising information to get you started...
Sometimes even the most experienced of fundraisers run out of ideas to keep it fresh! Take a look at our handy 1-25 Fundraising Ideas guide for a little inspiration!
Looking for some words to say about why you’re fundraising? Why use some of our key messages for inspiration…
The difference your support makes...
Colin Sullivan has been accessing our services since 2018 when he was diagnosed with cancer for the third time.
Colin was first diagnosed with renal cancer in 2008 and underwent surgery to remove the tumour. In 2017, a scan showed a reoccurrence of cancer in his left lung, with Colin undergoing another surgery to remove this tumour.
In 2018, the cancer had spread to Colin’s left femur and to ensure his bones didn’t become brittle, he had a metal rod inserted through the central core that contains bone marrow. Because of this, Colin had to undergo immunotherapy drugs and radiotherapy.
During his radiotherapy, Colin was in a lot of unexplained pain and couldn’t get into bed or climb the stairs at home. He was taken to hospital, with doctors unsure of how to help.
A Macmillan nurse suggested a new pain relief regime and Colin was referred to Warwick Myton Hospice as an outpatient.
“As I shuffled on my walking frame into Myton for my trial visit I found myself in tears, which many, I hope, will understand. Then a supportive arm came around my shoulders and suddenly I felt that others knew my frustrations and understood my emotions.
Through my weekly visits, I felt the supportive Myton arm around my shoulders even more strongly than I did that first day. They’ve been supportive to me both physically and emotionally and all with a sense of fun and humour. I talk about ‘the nurse I had a bath with’ when I was unable to climb the stairs at home so washed at the kitchen sink. I received complementary therapies which were relaxing and removed stress. I enjoyed the camaraderie of joining in games, exercises and activities with others enduring differing illnesses and issues to me.
The only physiotherapy offered to me has been by the staff at Myton. They encouraged and monitored me walking up and down stairs and supplied equipment which allows me to have showers at home (no more bathing with the nurses!). At home, I am now able to do most things myself.
When Covid-19 hit and face-to-face outpatient services temporarily stopped, the Wellbeing team at Myton kept in touch regularly and I have received monthly calls from them ever since to see how I am and how they can continue to support me.
When restrictions lifted I attended a couple of outdoor afternoon tea events at Myton to reconnect with the team and fellow patients. I am currently attending a six-week group exercise programme at Warwick Myton Hospice and through the Wellbeing team I have access to Myton’s multidisciplinary team including nurses, physiotherapists and complementary therapists.”
Colin said: “I know that whatever happens Myton will be there to support me and my family. My partner and I are truly grateful and do what we can to help this much-needed local charity. Helen raised £2,000 by taking part in a Zip Wire Challenge for Myton and I raised £1,600 by organising a concert of local folk music friends at Napton Village Hall.
Thank you Myton for that supportive arm; it really does mean a lot to me.”
With your sponsorship and fundraising we can help more people like Colin when they need us most, now and in the future.
Help spread the word...
Help us spread the word about this year’s Cycle Challenge by either sharing the artwork below on your social media with the link www.mytonhospice.org/cycle or even changing your profile photo!