It is said that the smallest movement of a butterfly’s wings has the power to change the weather on the other side of the world.

At The Myton Hospices we are certain that, by the same token, the little things matter – this belief is at the heart of everything we do. Thank you for being a part of Myton’s very own Butterfly Effect.

Something as small as buying one of our butterflies can make a big difference…

After a two-to-eight-week prognosis with a stage 4 inoperable mouth cancer diagnosis, Barry Buckley, was admitted to Coventry Myton Hospice.

His beloved daughter, Charlotte, said:

It was a place for him to be safe, supported and cared for in the time he had left. From the moment we arrived, I knew how special this place was going to be for us all.

The cancer was growing at a large pace and due to its aggressive nature, it became fungating so had started to smell.

The Myton Hospices- Charlotte Hilton and Dad, Barry Buckley


Charlotte added:

The team came up with so many alternative options for helping him, and us as his family, to cope with the smell. They put a lovely diffuser in the room and gave dad massages to relax. They saw the bigger picture and it gave dad so much dignity and peace.

The Myton Hospices - Charlotte Hilton

Charlotte commented on the amazing support given by the teams at Myton, saying:

The wonderful nurses and doctors kept dad as comfortable as possible, along with the fantastic complementary therapy team. The care he received, the love the nurses gave him and ultimately the respect they gave him was outstanding. They let dad carry out every last wish he had and advocated for us as a family in every scenario. They talked to me as a human, with kindness and compassion, and left no questions un-answered.

During Barry’s time at Myton, Charlotte and her family accessed the relative’s accommodation.

The relatives accommodation was made available, which was such a relief amongst the sadness that consumed me. I stayed there for two nights, but in the final days, they put me up in a camp bed, held my hand and in those darkest hours, supported me.

They are a truly wonderful team at the hospice and they deserve all the credit in the world. They made the worst time of my life that bit more manageable with their constant love and support.

This quote sums it up for me: ‘Good people do things for other people. That’s it.

The Myton Hospices - Charlotte Hilton and dad, Barry Buckley

Charlotte visits Coventry Myton Hospice with her two children to see her dad’s In Memory plaque in the memory garden. She said:

I have been back to the hospice regularly since Dad passed. I feel at peace there. All of the staff remember us. Truth be told, I don’t think they forget a soul that walks into the hospice. That’s how wonderful they are. They all come and give me a hug and take the time to sit and chat with me, making me feel like I am home again. With my dad. It’s just a magical place.

Having a plaque in the memory garden is lovely. I often take my two children back there to see Grandad and watch the butterflies soaring high around his precious spirit.

The Butterfly Effect is back!


This summer, The Myton Hospices Butterfly Effect will be celebrating the lives of our loved ones in a unique and special way with a brand-new heartfelt installation taking flight at Coughton Court, National Trust property.

With your help, we are hoping to raise £75,000 from this campaign to fund the recruitment, training and salary of a registered nurse for 18 months. Join us and become part of The Butterfly Effect so we can be there for more people like Barry and Charlotte, when they need us most, now and in the future.

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The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024
The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024
The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024
The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024
The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024
The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024
The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024
The Myton Hospices - The Butterfly Effect 2024


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