The Butterfly Effect
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, small acts of support have the power to make a big difference.
We passionately believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life and, by supporting each other, we can come together to create something amazing – this belief is at the heart of everything we do. It’s our very own butterfly effect.
The Butterfly Effect has officially sold out!
A huge thank you to everyone who made The Butterfly Effect possible and those who made it such a success by purchasing a butterfly in memory of someone special, visiting the installation over the last two weeks, sharing stories and helping us to spread the word!
There’s been laughter, tears and everything in between but it’s been an absolute pleasure to hear so many heart-warming stories. To say we have been overwhelmed by the support is an understatement!
The installation has now been taken down and the butterflies will be taking flight very soon to arrive at their news homes from the 27th of August. Or if you chose to collect your butterfly from Warwick Myton Hospice you can do so on Saturday 17th or 31st August between 11am and 2pm.
And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming blog to see if we managed to reach our £50,000 target!
Thank you all so much – we are so blessed to truly have the best supporters in the world and be part of such a wonderful community.
Our CEO, Ruth Freeman has a short message to all of our amazing supporters locally and overseas who have been kind enough to support The Butterfly Effect
1,000 steel butterflies were crafted by GWE Ltd in Warwick to create the striking installation at Coventry Cathedral, which was carefully put together by Arup.
While they may be small creatures, we believe our flutter of butterflies will have big and far-reaching effects on people with terminal and life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Coventry and Warwickshire – with your help of course.
And for years to come, those butterflies will hold a special place in the hearts and homes of the people who purchase them, as well as the people who took the opportunity to see them taking flight at the cathedral.
The butterflies took flight from Friday 19th July to Friday 2nd August 2019.
We all hope it will never be us that has to have a loved one taken into a hospice but if it is, my goodness the care is special. I was able to sleep by my husband’s side from when he was taken in and the children and family were free to come and go as they please. They are just unreal. Holly Matthews
Holly’s husband, Ross, was diagnosed with grade-4 Brain cancer in 2014. The next few years of their life included several brain surgeries, chemotherapy and radio therapy, and most importantly spending quality time together as a family with their two daughters, Brooke and Texas.Read more