A Tribute to Stephen Boyer’s Inspirational Journey with The Myton Hospices


Stephen Boyer was first introduced to The Myton Hospices in 2018 after being diagnosed with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as three brain tumours. He was an outpatient at Myton throughout his yearlong treatment.


Stephen’s sister, Louise, said:


He would take his guitar along to his sessions to entertain the other patients and staff. Stephen also accessed counselling at Myton and found the support invaluable. He made lots of friends there.

The Myton Hospices - Stephen Boyer story
The Myton Hospices - Stephen Boyer story

However, this wasn’t the first family experience of Myton, as in 1999, Stephen and Louise’s dad died at Warwick Myton Hospice.


Louise continued:


Steve had been raising money for Myton ever since our dad died, but after his treatment Steve was unable to return to work so started busking regularly for different charities including Myton.

He sang at their summer fayre with his friends and would often be seen in Jephson Gardens in his Myton t-shirt raising money. He knew the importance of the work Myton do and was an official fundraiser which he was very proud of.

He encouraged others to get involved and his friends are still playing music and raising money for Myton which I know would make him happy.

Steve was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2022 and in early 2023 he started receiving visits from Myton at Home.

The Myton Hospices - Stephen Boyer story
The Myton Hospices - Stephen Boyer story

Louise said:


This diagnosis didn’t stop him from enjoying music and he continued to raise money for Myton. The Myton at Home team were fantastic, supporting not only him but us too.

Stephen then spent a week at Warwick Myton Hospice before he died on 14th March 2023.


Louise added:


The care he received was truly amazing and the staff were a dedicated and incredible team. Not only did they care for Stephen, but the family as a whole. As most of the staff knew Stephen before he was admitted, whether in a fundraising or care basis, it was nice to have that connection with them all.

Stephen left three wishes for us to fulfil; raise money for The Myton Hospices, donate instruments for Evergreen School and have a dedicated bench in Jephson Gardens. Through donations at his funeral, we raised an amazing £6,280, with over £4,000 going to Myton. We are so proud of all the support shown – community was his thing, bringing people together through music, art and love.

The care Myton gives our community is invaluable and as a family we are incredibly appreciative of anything they do. Thank you!

The Myton Hospices - Stephen Boyer story

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in Stephen’s fundraising. With your incredible support, we can be there for more people like Stephen, Louise and their family.

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